How Canadians' views on immigration are changing
Canadians' focus is now shifting beyond concerns about what type of immigrant is accepted, to how many are arriving in their communities.
Time will tell whether a national willingness to apologize for the past is merely a cultural quirk, or a resource we can draw on to create a better future.
An Environics Institute Key Finding
Environics Institute research shows the first wave of Syrian refugees is doing remarkably well
The Canadian identity is not weakening – it is shifting
Canada is breaking records on immigration
Social norms play a key role in the dynamics of racism and prejudice because they establish the boundaries around which people act toward those they see as “the other.”
Despite the extended time of crisis, Canadians’ opinions showed remarkable stability in many areas. The exceptions had little to do with COVID-19.
Reflecting on the findings from the Race Relations in Canada 2021 Survey
Michael Adams, president of the Environics Institute, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society
As we mark World Refugee Day, it is important to recognize that many Canadians have stepped up to sponsor refugees, and many more are keen to do so.
Canadians’ tolerance towards immigration responds to immigration flows, and is heavily influenced by macroeconomic conditions
Intergroup contact is associated with more positive intergroup relations and better psychological outcomes.
Social norms exert a powerful influence on how people interact with others, and deserve greater attention in addressing systemic racism
Canadians should challenge themselves to look past the deeply disturbing American news clips and reflect on the situation here at home
Canadians have not always been highly supportive of immigration. Historians have documented the many dark episodes in the first half of the 20th century, but we also need to pay attention to our more recent history.
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