June 2018, Issue: 18
June 2018 edition of the Probit newsletter
Dear member of the Probit research panel:
Recently, Probit polled the newest members of our research panel to gain a better understanding about the rise of populism in Canada. We’ve aggregated responses to questions posed about their perceptions of their class mobility, economic outlook, ethnic fluency, and racial tolerance to gauge where they stand on the topic. We also asked whether they believe the rise of populism is a good or bad thing. Here are our findings…
When asked about their class status 10 years ago compared to their current status, a majority (55 per cent) of our newest panel members show an overwhelming lean toward staying the same.
Looking at economic outlook, only a few panel members see themselves moving forward in the future, where 24 per cent think their financial situation will improve in the coming year, while 37 per cent think it will improve in five years.
In terms of ethnic fluency, as much as 41 per cent of panel members say one in five is a member of a visible minority group.
When asked about attitudes toward members of visible minorities, one in five thinks there are too many in Canada. About the same amount (15 per cent) think there are too few, and more than half (62 per cent) think there is the right amount of visible minorities in Canada.
A plurality (40 per cent) of panel members view the rise of populism as indifferent and a bad thing equally, but of those with a view, more think it is a bad thing than a good thing (only two in five think this rise in populism is a bad thing).
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