June 2019, Issue: 22
June 2019 edition of the Probit newsletter
Dear member of the Probit research panel:
Recently, Probit polled the newest members of our research panel on attitudes toward immigration in general and toward immigration of visible minorities in particular. We also asked whether they believe racism in Canada is becoming less common, staying the same, or becoming more common. Here are the findings:
According to our recent poll on immigration, 26 per cent of our newest panel members said there are “too many” immigrants coming to Canada, more than half of the 41 per cent who said there are “too few”. This closely reflects the sentiment of the 30 per cent who said “too many” of our immigrants are members of visible minorities; however, only less than a quarter (21 per cent) said there are “too few”.
When asked about attitudes to visible minorities by party support, a majority (68 per cent) of Federal Conservative supporters said “too many” immigrants are visible minorities. In contrast, the number of Federal Liberal supporters saying “too many” is only 32 per cent.
When asked about attitudes to visible minorities by region and education, less than half (47 per cent) of Albertans said “too many” immigrants are visible minorities, while less than a third (30 per cent) of Quebecers said there are “too few”. This closely reflects the sentiment to visible minorities by education, where less than half (44 per cent) of college students said “too many” immigrants are members of visible minorities and less than a third (29 per cent) of university students said there are “too few”.
When asked whether our newest panel members believe racism in Canada is becoming less common, staying the same, or becoming more common, less than half (46 per cent) said it is becoming “more common”, compared to more than one-fifth (22 per cent) who said it’s becoming “less common”.
Of those who believe it is becoming “more common”, more than half (51 per cent) are females. In contrast, those who believe it is becoming “less common”, less than a third (29 per cent) are males. Similarly, the majority (61 per cent) of Liberal supporters believe it is becoming “more common”, while less than a third (32 per cent) of Conservative supporters believe otherwise.
Next, when asked whether our newest panel members have seen or experienced a clear incident of racism over the past month, as much as (64 per cent) said they haven’t.
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