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Léger poll conducted for the Association of Canadian Studies and QCGN: Multiculturalism versus Interculturalism: Myth and Reality

June 27,  marks Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In Quebec, policy-makers and intellectuals have since the introduction of federal multicultural policy expressed much ambivalence about multiculturalism and over the since the 1990’s have insisted that Quebec rejects multiculturalism and rather promotes interculturalism. It suggests that interculturalism promotes interaction between communities in contrast with multiculturalism that purportedly promotes ethnic specificity. Presumably the intercultural model gives rise to divergent approaches to newcomer adaptation with a more integrationist and less accommodation of cultural difference. In this third part of the series on difference and similarity in views between Quebec francophone and anglophone we look at issues of immigration, diversity and accommodation. As we observe the results point to some of the sharpest differences in attitudes. They also reveal that the independent of linguistic background, Quebecers do not see much difference between multiculturalism and interculturalism despite years of insistence that the two purported models offer distinct messages.

The survey was conducted by the firm Leger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network with a national sample 1226 Quebecers 871 francophones 275 anglophones and 106 allophones and was conducted between May 14 and may 17 2018 via web panel with a probabilistic margin of error of 3.5 points 19 times out of 20.

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Léger poll conducted for the Assocation of Canadian Studies and QCGN: Quebecers Attachment to Canada: One year after the 150th

The weekend of July 1 2018, marks the 151st birthday of Canada and around the country there will be celebrations of Canada Day. Last year’s 150th anniversary of Confederation saw considerable commemorative activity around July 1 although participation in Quebec remained relatively lower profile than it elsewhere in the country. It’s difficult to assess the impact of the anniversary on attachment to Canada in Quebec or elsewhere though some surveys initially suggested a boost in such feeling. One year later the Association for Canadian Studies-QCGN-Léger Marketing survey points to a pattern of continued stability in levels of attachment to Canada on the part of Quebecers and a persistent gap between francophones and non-francophones in that regard.

The survey was conducted by the firm Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network with a national sample 1226 Quebecers 871 francophones 275 anglophones and 106 allophones and was conducted between May 14th and  may 17th  2018 via web panel with a probabilistic margin of error of 3.5 points 19 times out of 20.

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Léger Poll conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network: Attachment to Quebec and recent Historic Markers

Sunday, June 25 2018, marks the celebration of Quebec’s Fête nationale and in the second part of the series on English and French-speaking Quebecers we examine the respective degrees of attachment to Quebec and how they influence perceptions about language issues and the contribution of anglophones to Quebec society. We go on to examine which issues Quebecers feel have been the most important to our evolution over the past fifty years. Survey findings in this part of the study present important insights into Quebec identity.

The survey was conducted by the firm Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network with a national sample 1226 Quebecers 871 francophones 275 anglophones and 106 allophones and was conducted between May 14th and  may 17th  2018 via web panel with a probabilistic margin of error of 3.5 points 19 times out of 20.

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L’attachement des Québécois au Canada reste stable

Il reste des choses stables et régulières en ce pays : l’impôt se paye en mars, les Canadiens de Montréal sont sortis des séries du hockey en avril ou en mai et les sondages à l’approche du 1er juillet montrent que l’attachement des Québécois au Canada ne bouge pas, ou si peu.

Le dernier coup de sonde réalisé le mois dernier montre que les francophones se disent très (27,6 %) ou plutôt (43,4 %) attachés au Canada. Les anglophones gonflent le niveau du très fort attachement de quarante points, à 67,2 %, et du second degré à 25,5 %.

Le sondage a été réalisé par la firme Léger Marketing pour l’Association d’études canadiennes et le Quebec Community Groups Network auprès d’un échantillon de 1226 Québécois, dont 871 francophones, 275 anglophones et 106 allophones. Les sondeurs les ont questionnés par Internet du 14 au 17 mai. Un sondage probabiliste semblable aurait une marge d’erreur de 3,5 points 19 fois sur 20.

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English, French hold differing views on integration of newcomers: poll

As the nation celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day on Wednesday, a new survey finds that anglophone and francophone Quebecers hold very different views on how newcomers should integrate, and particularly on whether female police officers should be allowed to wear hijabs.

While a majority of both groups said they held positive views of immigrants, francophones were more likely to respond in the affirmative when asked whether immigrants should give up their customs and traditions, or if the influx of non-Christian immigrants posed a threat to society.

The findings came as part of a series of surveys conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, looking at the difference and similarity in views between Quebec francophones and anglophones. Previous surveys looked at opinions that the two linguistic groups (determined by the question, “What is the language you first learned at home in your childhood and that you still understand?”) held of each other, and about each groups’ attachment to Quebec.

 

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Bonjour/Hi: What French and English Quebecers Think About Each Other and About Key Issues PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint presentation given by Jack Jedwab on English-speaking Quebecers in Evolution on Saturday, June 16 2018 at QCGN’s 23rd Annual General Meeting.

Anglophones and Francophones have distorted views of each other: survey

Anglophones and francophones in Quebec are of like mind when it comes to having a positive opinion of the other group and agree that anglophones have had a strong impact on the economy and contributed to the province’s history.

But ask whether the French language in Quebec is well protected, or if anglophones contributed to Quebec culture or the founding of the province, or whether anglophones are aware they’re a minority, and suddenly interpretations diverge significantly.

The findings were part of a survey conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network released Saturday titled “Bonjour Hi: What French and English Quebecers think about each other and about key issues.”

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Is English well protected in Quebec? Few anglophones think so, survey finds

Is the English language well protected in Quebec? According to a new survey, it depends who you ask.

Very few anglophones would say yes — only 16.7 per cent of English-speaking Quebecers, in fact — while a majority of francophones (72 per cent) say that English is properly protected.

The difference of opinion came out in a recent Leger Marketing survey conducted on behalf of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents more than 50 English-language community groups in the province.

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Les deux solitudes se rapprochent au Québec

Fini le temps des deux solitudes, clame Jack Jedwab de l’Association d’études canadiennes, qui vient de publier un sondage sur les perceptions mutuelles des anglophones et des francophones au Québec. Les contacts sont de plus en plus nombreux entre les deux groupes linguistiques, qui s’apprécient respectivement. Mais il reste plusieurs stéréotypes et zones d’incompréhensions sur des enjeux clés, comme la protection de la langue et le respect des droits de la minorité.

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Do You Think the French Language is Well-Protected in Quebec?

A Leger poll done for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network shows nearly 9 in 10 anglophones believe the French language is well protected in Quebec. Among francophones, only 4 in 10 believe that.

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