New study show most Canadians think immigration makes Canada better
A new study by Environics Institute points a very clear picture: Canadians support immigration. But that’s not all: in fact, the study shows that Canadians have become more open. Rather than surrendering to panic and misinformation, the Canadian public has now more accepting views. Canadians are today more supportive of immigration and refugees as well than they were in past years.
But that’s not all: in fact, by a five-to-one margin, Canadians believe immigration makes Canada a better country. Multiculturalism is a big factor, with the public voicing their pride for Canada’s diversity. Not every regional, political and generational division disappears, of course. Yet, the study clarifies that Canadians nowadays rarely consider immigration as an issue in itself.
As the images show, attitudes towards immigration have significantly increased in the last decades. Even though it is not easy to pinpoint to a single cultural shift that made Canadians the welcoming and polite people we know, one can see how in 2020 this positive outlook has gained traction. The pandemic might have inspired a common ‘we are all in this together’ sentiment between people. Hence, what many thought would divide us, made us stronger and closer.