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A study has found that 37% of Quebecers hold “cold feelings” towards Muslim Canadians

Bloc Québécois and Conservative voters, men over the age of 55 and Quebecers are most inclined to feel cold towards Canadians who are Muslim.

A study on racism in Canada has asked Canadians about their feelings towards certain visible minority groups in the country. According to the Angus Reid Institute, 25% of Canadians say they hold cold feelings towards the Muslim population in Canada, including 37% of Quebecers, who are most inclined to agree.

“It is significant, however, that fully 1 in 4 Canadians (25%) say they feel ‘more cold than warm’ or ‘cold’ towards Canadians who are Muslim. Those most inclined to feel this way include men over the age of 55 (42%) and respondents living in Quebec (37%). Indeed, fully half of past Bloc Québécois voters (51%) and a near-plurality of past CPC voters in the last federal election (38%) also express this feeling.”

—Angus Reid Institute
A study has found that 37% of Quebecers hold cold feelings towards Muslim Canadians

According to a Léger/ACS study released last week, majorities of Quebec Muslims, Sikhs and Jews surveyed report a decline in their sense of acceptance as full-fledged members of Quebec society since Bill 21 was enacted in 2019.

The study also found that 1 in 3 Canadians believe that Canada is a racist country.

This article was originally published on June 23, 2021 and updated on Aug. 18, 2022

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