Whether they sum up how we’re feeling, are used to insinuate a hidden meaning or just tell others what we’re having for lunch, we all have our go-to emojis in our everyday messaging. Our in-depth survey of 1,003 Canadian adults has left us with lots to ponder. Does our emoji use change depending on our age? What are the most popular emojis in Canada today? And what are the new emojis Canadians are desperate to be released? Read on for all of our survey findings.
Firstly, our survey highlighted that men use less food emojis than women. In fact, almost half of men surveyed (49%) said that they never used food emojis, compared to only 35% of women.
Interestingly, our survey data revealed that the birthday cake emoji was the most frequently used food emoji of them all, with 22% of Canadians surveyed saying they use this emoji most often.
The birthday cake is used most frequently by those in the 55+ age group, with almost a quarter (24%) of those surveyed in this age bracket saying it is their most used food emoji. On the other hand, the eggplant emoji is frequently used by Gen Zs, with 24% of 18-24 year olds claiming that this is their most used food emoji.
This could possibly highlight a generational difference in the reason people use emojis; some to convey meaning and others to convey humour and light-hearted insinuations.
Top 5 food emojis Canadians use the most:
Our survey data highlighted that Ontario residents use food emojis the most, whose favourite emoji was again, the birthday cake, followed by the eggplant and then pizza emojis.
Top 5 Provinces That Use Food Emojis The Most: