Is Canada a racist country? Poll says it depends
June 23, 2021
By Toronto Sun |
Whether you view Canada as a racist country depends on who you are, where you live and even your political viewpoint.
A new poll from the Angus Reid Institute in conjunction with the University of British Columbia has found some interesting answers to tough questions.
Fully 85% of those surveyed said they agreed with the statement that having people from “different racial backgrounds makes Canada a better country.”
“For a majority, there is a level of pride that comes with living in a racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse nation,” the Institute said in a statement accompanying the poll’s release.
Yet still there were 12% across the country that felt some races were superior to others.
How the answers to that question break down may surprise some.
Just 11% of respondents who identified as Caucasian said some races are “naturally superior” compared to 89% who said all are equal.
Among Indigenous respondents that figured jumped to 13% who thought some races were superior and 18% among those identified as visible minorities.