National Research: Muslim Canadians proudest of Canada; face high levels of discrimination, survey finds
Friday, April 29, 2016

Canadian Muslims have an overwhelmingly strong sense of pride in Canada despite facing higher levels of discrimination than experienced by the general population, according to a new survey.

In fact Canada’s Muslims have a stronger send of pride in the country than non-Muslims.The Canada wide survey of 600 Muslims conducted by the Environics Institute found 83 per cent say they are “very proud” to be Canadian, despite the 35 per cent who report having experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly in the past five years.

By contrast, a separate survey of nearly 1,000 non-Muslims found only 73 per cent of respondents were “very proud” to be Canadian.

The survey conducted between November 2015 and January 2016 by Environics was a follow-up to the first-ever survey on the country’s Muslim population from 10 years ago in 2006.

Twenty-four per cent said freedom and democracy followed by 22 per cent who said the country’s multiculturalism and diversity. Nine per cent said Canada’s peaceful/stable country.

Perhaps not surprisingly the number one thing Muslims like the least about Canada is the cold weather, while 25 per cent said they couldn’t name anything they disliked about Canada.

But nine per cent cited discrimination and the treatment of Muslims as the thing they like the least.

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Source: Global News