Surveys

Surveys

#1 - Irreconcilable Conflict Between the West and Islam

NATIONAL

Since 2012, there has been a gradual decline in the Canadian public’s perception of an irreconcilable conflict between the West and Islam. In March of 2012 (Survey Wave 1), 58% of Canadian’s believed the conflict to be irreconcilable and 29% disagreed with this statement. As of March 2017 (Wave 10), 47% agreed and 33% disagreed that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the West and Islam.

PROVINCES

Survey respondents from Canada’s two coastlines are less likely to agree that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the West and Islam compared to the rest of Canada.  In March 2012, 50% of respondents from Atlantic Canada agreed with the statement and 29% disagreed. During the same time period in British Columbia, 51% agreed and 37% disagreed. In February 2014, more Atlantic respondents disagreed with the statement about irreconcilable conflict (49%) than actually agreed (41%) and by March 2017, 34% of Atlantic respondents agreed and 30% disagreed. Quebec, on the other hand, was more likely to agree that an irreconcilable conflict between the West and Islam exists, with as many as 68% of respondents agreeing with the statement in March 2012 (21% disagreeing) and 50% agreeing in March 2017 (36% disagreeing).