Canada is generally seen as a welcoming and tolerant country when it comes to immigration and cultural diversity, and public opinion research has shown that a majority of Canadians have consistently held generally (if not unequivocally) positive views towards immigrants and citizens with ethnic backgrounds much different from their own. Such a perspective is by no means fixed, and could well be influenced by current events, such as the large numbers of refugees who began arriving across the border with the USA over the past year.
As part of its ongoing Focus Canada research program, the Environics Institute is partnering with Canadian Race Relations Foundation to update its ongoing tracking of Canadian public opinion on immigration and inclusion. The research will consist of a national survey conducted by telephone (including cell phones) with a representative sample of 2,000 Canadians aged 18 plus during the month of February 2018. Results will be published in March.
Stay tuned for further details.