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A Study of Canadians’ Relationship to and Perceptions of Selected International Conflicts and Their Impact on Canada

January 2013

The representative sample of the Canadian public was obtained via an online panel methodology (randomly recruited using IVR with no self-selection). The online panel used is unique in that respondents are randomly recruited by telephone and no self-selection is permitted; thus, a margin of error can be applied to the findings. A total of n=4,498 Canadians (18+) completed the survey online between the dates of November 29th, 2012 and January 3rd, 2013. 

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The sample is weighted proportionate-to-population by generation (1st, 2nd and 3rd or higher), age, and gender (unweighted sample sizes are reported throughout). The margin of error for a randomly recruited sample of n=4,498 is ±1.46 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.


Throughout the report, the title “General Public” refers to this nationally representative sample of Canadian adults, as well as to results among sub-samples of the Canadian public titled by “Generation”, “Age”, “Region” or “Gender”. The title “Those connected to a conflict” refers to a subsample of the general public that reports having a personal, family or community-based connection to one or more conflicts (n=931). The margin of error for a sample of n=931 is 3.21 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty. The title “Those affected by a conflict” refers to sub-sample of the general public that both reports having a connection to a conflict, and that the conflict has some or a major impact on their life in Canada today (n=324). The margin of error for a sample of n=324 is 5.44 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.


Read our report on 'Understanding the Impact of Online Hate On Ontario Communities'

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Want to know more about this or other reports? Please contact Rachel Mansell at 416-644-6000 ext 680

This project is part of a series of dialogues, research, and action initiatives, on race relations in Ontario.

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