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POLL EMBARGOED UNTIL 5TH MARCH 2019, 6 AM EST

Canadians’ Attitudes
on National Security
Priorities
5th April 2019
METHODOLOGY ABOUT MAINSTREET
The analysis in this report is based on results of a With 20 years of political experience in all three
survey conducted between March 19th to 25th, levels of government, President and CEO Quito
2019 among a sample of 8501 adults, 18 years Maggi is a respected commentator on international
of age or older, living in Canada. The survey was public affairs.
conducted using automated telephone interviews
(Smart IVR). Respondents were interviewed on Differentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet
both landlines and cellular phones. The survey is Research has provided accurate snapshots of
intended to represent the voting population of public opinion, having predicted a majority NDP
Canada. government in Alberta, and was the only polling firm
to correctly predict a Liberal majority government
The survey was conducted by Mainstreet Research in the 2015 federal election. Mainstreet also
and was not sponsored by a third party. accurately predicted the 2018 Ontario election and
was the first to predict that a CAQ majority win in
The sampling frame was derived from both the 2018 Quebec election. Mainstreet Research
a national telephone directory compiled by is a member of the World Association for Public
Mainstreet Research from various commerically Opinion Research and meets international and
available sources and random digit dialing. The Canadian publication standards.
part of the survey that dialed from the directory was
conducted as a stratified dial of the ten Canadian CONTACT INFORMATION
provinces. In the case of random digit dials, In Ottawa:
respondents were asked the additional question Quito Maggi, President
of what region of the country they resided in. quito@mainstreetresearch.ca

The margin of error for this poll is +/- 1.06% and is In Toronto:
accurate 19 times out of 20. Dr. Joseph Angolano, Vice President
joseph@mainstreetresearch.ca
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CANADIANS SEE ALT-RIGHT AS GREATEST THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY

5th April 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Most Canadians (44.3%) think that domestic alt-right groups are the
biggest threat to national security, while a majority of Canadians (55.2%) do not think that there is a
fair amount of extremism among Canada’s Muslim community.

Those are the findings from Mainstreet Research’s latest UltraPoll, a conglomeration of ten provincial
polls. The poll surveyed 8501 Canadians between March 19th and 25th 2019. The poll has a margin
of error of +/- 1.06% and is accurate 19 times out of 20.

“We wanted to measure Canadians’ attitudes on these issues in light of the recent terrorist attack
in New Zealand,” said Quito Maggi, President and CEO of Mainstreet Research. “We found that
58.3% of decided respondents think that domestic alt-right groups are the biggest threat to national
security.”

“This finding, along with the strong belief among Canadians that there is not much extremism among
Canadian Muslims, indicates that Canadians are far more worried about the alt-right launching a
terrorist attack on home soil.”

A majority of Canadians also think that Canada should be working to limit the power and influence
of China (60.1%), and that of Russia (60.2%).

“Canadians likely have the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election
in mind when they are expressing concerns about Russian influence,” added Maggi.

Speaking of the United States, 64.1% of respondents want to see Canada distance itself from the
foreign policy of the United States.

“This is no surprise, given the Trump administration’s lack of focus on the alt-right and choosing
to instead to cite illegal immigration and the Muslim population as threats to U.S. security,” added
Maggi. “Trump’s priorities do not jive with our findings of what Canadians are worried about.”

A near majority of Canadians (48.2%) do not think that Canada’s sovereignty is being threatened by
the United Nations, which is a key claim made the yellow vest movement.

“We think this survey shows that many claims made by the alt-right are not in step with the view of
most Canadians,” concluded Maggi.

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For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact:


Joseph Angolano, 647-894-1552 - joseph@mainstreetresearch.ca
We will now read you a series of statements about foreign policy.
For each statement, press 1 if you strongly agree, press 2 if you
somewhat agree, press 3 if you somewhat disagree, press 4 if you
strongly disagree, press 5 if you are not sure

Taking measures to protect Canada from


terrorism should be a top foreign policy 43.1% 30.7% 14.4%
priority for Canada

All things considered, Canada’s


sovereignty is being threatened by the 14.3% 17.3% 20.7% 27.5% 20.1%
United Nations

The Canadian government should make


reducing illegal immigration a top foreign 35.6% 21.7% 18.0% 18.0% 6.7%
policy priority

The Canadian government should distance


itself from the foreign policy of the United 36.3% 27.8% 17.0% 7.9% 10.9%
States

Domestic alt-right groups are currently the


biggest threat to Canadian national 19.6% 24.7% 16.3% 10.9% 28.6%
security

There is a fair amount of extremism


13.5% 16.7% 22.1% 33.1% 14.6%
among Canadian Muslims

Canada should work to limit the power and


26.5% 33.6% 18.3% 15.5%
in uence of China

Canada should work to limit the power and


29.7% 30.5% 16.9% 7.1% 15.9%
in uence of Russia

0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
Taking measures to protect Canada from terrorism should
be a top foreign policy priority for Canada
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


60

55

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5.2%
4.7%
5
2.6%
2.5%
38.7%
32.1%
16.7%

57.7%
29.4%

25.3%

12.6%

26.5%
33.9%
24.1%
10.8%

25.7%
31.3%
24.4%
12.4%

49.8%
23.7%
14.4%
6.5%

7.8%

6.1%

6.2%

6.9%
33%
23%
6%

0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


55

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10
4.5%
4.2%
4.1%

5
35.9%
33.5%
19.1%

52.3%
28.1%
10.9%

45.0%
31.9%
11.9%

46.7%
28.2%
13.7%

36.5%
34.1%
16.2%

45.8%

11.7%
7.4%

6.2%

5.6%
5.9%

8.5%
5.8%

5.7%
30%
5%

7%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
All things considered, Canada’s sovereignty is being
threatened by the United Nations
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
15.0%
21.8%
37.9%
18.6%

23.8%
23.6%
21.0%
13.7%
17.9%

10.7%
20.8%
39.2%
22.9%

18.3%
24.5%
32.8%
15.6%

10.5%
19.9%
38.8%
23.4%

36.0%
19.5%
14.9%
15.9%
13.7%
6.8%

6.4%

8.6%

7.4%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


35

30

25

20

15

10

5
13.1%
14.9%
23.3%
28.3%
20.4%

29.3%
18.8%
17.1%
19.6%
15.2%

18.8%
19.3%
18.9%
20.0%
23.0%

13.0%
17.5%
19.0%
28.2%
22.4%

17.2%
24.5%
32.9%
16.3%

13.4%
17.6%
20.3%
23.6%
25.0%
9.1%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
The Canadian government should make reducing illegal
immigration a top foreign policy priority
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


60

55

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10
5.0%
4.0%

3.9%

3.7%
5
19.8%
21.0%
24.7%
26.2%

56.6%
23.8%
10.5%

19.2%
17.0%
20.4%
35.7%

39.5%
23.9%
19.8%
13.0%

22.5%
20.3%
26.1%
27.5%

58.3%
18.8%
8.3%

7.7%

9.9%
7.2%
5.8%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
30.8%
24.5%
18.6%
20.5%

48.9%
18.9%
13.3%
14.3%

41.7%
19.2%
15.8%
15.8%

36.5%
19.6%
16.5%
20.4%

31.4%
24.7%
22.5%
15.2%

27.2%
24.5%
19.5%
16.5%
12.3%
5.7%

4.5%

7.4%

6.9%

6.1%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
The Canadian government should distance itself from the
foreign policy of the United States
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


55

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

3.3%
5
2.5%
43.6%
29.4%
12.9%

22.1%
28.0%
25.6%
12.9%
11.4%

51.4%
30.5%

51.0%
26.4%
13.6%

48.7%
25.8%
11.3%

23.8%
22.8%
26.6%
15.9%
11.1%
5.1%
9.0%

7.3%

8.3%

5.7%

5.8%
8.4%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
40.6%
28.6%
14.6%

29.1%
26.5%
20.2%
12.2%
12.0%

31.1%
29.1%
18.4%

14.2%

36.0%
27.4%
16.9%

12.1%

39.2%
27.9%
17.6%

36.5%
29.7%
14.1%

14.2%
7.6%
8.6%

7.1%

7.6%

7.5%
7.8%

5.5%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Domestic alt-right groups are currently the biggest threat
to Canadian national security
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
26.2%
28.4%
14.5%

26.4%

11.3%
22.6%
20.9%
17.3%
27.9%

31.0%
27.1%
10.7%

26.5%

17.2%
27.2%
18.7%

27.5%

19.1%
26.6%
14.2%

30.8%

12.4%
14.8%
14.5%
35.1%
23.2%
4.5%

4.8%

9.4%

9.4%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


35

30

25

20

15

10

5
22.2%
24.4%
13.5%
10.7%
29.3%

18.2%
22.1%
15.5%
18.0%
26.1%

18.8%
23.7%
14.7%
12.2%
30.6%

20.2%
25.7%
14.6%

30.0%

18.1%
24.3%
22.2%
10.4%
25.0%

19.1%
25.6%
14.2%

33.4%
9.5%

7.7%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
There is a fair amount of extremism among Canadian
Muslims
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


55

50

45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
12.6%
20.5%
44.0%
14.8%

21.5%
23.6%
25.0%
17.9%
12.0%

19.6%
50.1%
16.1%

13.7%
15.1%
23.0%
34.4%
13.8%

14.3%
21.5%
46.2%
11.1%

21.0%
24.6%
22.7%
18.9%
12.8%
8.2%

6.0%
8.3%

6.8%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
10.9%
16.8%
21.0%
36.3%
15.0%

18.5%
21.5%
22.2%
26.7%
11.1%

14.5%
19.7%
21.7%
26.9%
17.3%

13.7%
15.5%
21.1%
34.1%
15.5%

12.2%
15.2%
25.1%
35.3%
12.2%

12.8%
17.2%
19.7%
29.6%
20.7%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Canada should work to limit the power and influence of
China
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


45

40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
22.8%
34.9%
21.0%

15.5%

32.7%
34.9%
16.4%

11.2%

17.9%
32.9%
21.0%

19.8%

22.3%
40.8%
17.1%

15.2%

22.1%
32.7%
20.1%

16.4%

43.8%
22.3%
14.2%

11.3%
5.8%

4.9%

8.3%

4.6%

8.7%

8.4%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
29.9%
33.5%
18.1%

12.9%

29.4%
36.3%
15.8%

13.8%

23.4%
34.3%
18.1%

18.4%

28.4%
32.2%
17.1%

15.7%

21.7%
34.2%
22.2%

15.3%

23.6%
34.2%
15.9%

20.9%
5.7%

4.7%

5.8%

6.6%

6.6%

5.4%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Canada should work to limit the power and influence of
Russia
(broken out by party and regional support)

broken out by party support


35

30

25

20

15

10

5
32.9%
28.9%
16.1%

15.2%

30.1%
33.2%
17.3%

13.1%

26.9%
33.0%
16.4%

16.6%

31.3%
28.1%
19.0%

12.4%

25.1%
32.1%
17.0%

16.3%

24.9%
28.9%
24.5%
11.6%
10.1%
6.8%

6.3%

7.1%

9.2%

9.5%
0
Liberals Conservatives NDP Bloc Quebecois Green People's Party

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know

broken out by region


40

35

30

25

20

15

10

5
32.9%
32.6%
14.9%

13.7%

30.2%
35.3%
14.1%

14.2%

27.4%
30.4%
16.9%

17.3%

30.5%
28.4%
16.9%

17.1%

26.8%
30.5%
20.0%

14.6%

29.4%
30.3%
14.6%

18.9%
5.9%

6.1%

8.0%

7.1%

8.1%

6.8%

0
BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic

Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know
Breakout Tables
We will now read you a series of statements about foreign policy. For each
statement, press 1 if you strongly agree, press 2 if you somewhat agree, press 3 if
you somewhat disagree, press 4 if you strongly disagree, press 5 if you are not sure

Taking measures to protect Canada from terrorism should be a top foreign policy
priority for Canada
Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 43.1% 44.5% 41.7% 37.1% 40.2% 47% 49.7% 35.9% 52.3% 45% 46.7% 36.5% 45.8%
Somewhat agree 30.7% 30.9% 30.5% 28.7% 32.7% 32.2% 28.7% 33.5% 28.1% 31.9% 28.2% 34.1% 30%
Somewhat disagree 14.4% 14.6% 14.2% 17.6% 15.8% 12.3% 11.2% 19.1% 10.9% 11.9% 13.7% 16.2% 11.7%
Strongly disagree 6.4% 6% 6.9% 9.5% 6.6% 4.9% 4% 7.4% 4.5% 6.2% 5.6% 8.5% 5.7%
Not sure 5.4% 4.1% 6.8% 7.1% 4.8% 3.7% 6.4% 4.1% 4.2% 5% 5.9% 5.8% 7%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 43.1% 38.7% 57.7% 25.3% 26.5% 25.7% 49.8% 46.5% 37.2%
Somewhat agree 30.7% 32.1% 29.4% 33% 33.9% 31.3% 23.7% 19.5% 29.7%
Somewhat disagree 14.4% 16.7% 7.8% 23% 24.1% 24.4% 14.4% 10.2% 8.4%
Strongly disagree 6.4% 6% 2.6% 12.6% 10.8% 12.4% 6.9% 15.1% 9.1%
Not sure 5.4% 6.5% 2.5% 6.1% 4.7% 6.2% 5.2% 8.6% 15.7%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461

All things considered, Canada’s sovereignty is being threatened by the United


Nations
Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 14.3% 17.8% 11% 12.8% 14.2% 16.8% 13.2% 13.1% 29.3% 18.8% 13% 9.1% 13.4%
Somewhat agree 17.3% 19.1% 15.6% 12.1% 16.5% 21% 20.6% 14.9% 18.8% 19.3% 17.5% 17.2% 17.6%
Somewhat disagree 20.7% 20.5% 21% 17% 22.3% 20.8% 23.8% 23.3% 17.1% 18.9% 19% 24.5% 20.3%
Strongly disagree 27.5% 29.5% 25.6% 32.6% 29.6% 24.9% 21.1% 28.3% 19.6% 20% 28.2% 32.9% 23.6%
Not sure 20.1% 13.1% 26.9% 25.4% 17.3% 16.5% 21.2% 20.4% 15.2% 23% 22.4% 16.3% 25%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 14.3% 6.8% 23.8% 6.4% 8.6% 7.4% 36% 26.8% 10.1%
Somewhat agree 17.3% 15% 23.6% 10.7% 18.3% 10.5% 19.5% 18% 11.6%
Somewhat disagree 20.7% 21.8% 21% 20.8% 24.5% 19.9% 14.9% 9.8% 17.7%
Strongly disagree 27.5% 37.9% 13.7% 39.2% 32.8% 38.8% 15.9% 21.1% 21.3%
Not sure 20.1% 18.6% 17.9% 22.9% 15.6% 23.4% 13.7% 24.4% 39.2%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461
The Canadian government should make reducing illegal immigration a top foreign
policy priority
Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 35.6% 40.5% 30.9% 30.4% 34.3% 40.4% 38.2% 30.8% 48.9% 41.7% 36.5% 31.4% 27.2%
Somewhat agree 21.7% 22% 21.4% 19.6% 21.4% 22.8% 23.5% 24.5% 18.9% 19.2% 19.6% 24.7% 24.5%
Somewhat disagree 18% 17.1% 18.9% 18.7% 19.6% 16.7% 16.8% 18.6% 13.3% 15.8% 16.5% 22.5% 19.5%
Strongly disagree 18% 15.6% 20.2% 23.7% 19.3% 14.6% 12.7% 20.5% 14.3% 15.8% 20.4% 15.2% 16.5%
Not sure 6.7% 4.8% 8.5% 7.6% 5.4% 5.6% 8.7% 5.7% 4.5% 7.4% 6.9% 6.1% 12.3%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 35.6% 19.8% 56.6% 19.2% 39.5% 22.5% 58.3% 43.5% 27.2%
Somewhat agree 21.7% 21% 23.8% 17% 23.9% 20.3% 18.8% 20.2% 25%
Somewhat disagree 18% 24.7% 10.5% 20.4% 19.8% 26.1% 9.9% 13.2% 15.7%
Strongly disagree 18% 26.2% 5% 35.7% 13% 27.5% 7.2% 13.6% 14.1%
Not sure 6.7% 8.3% 4% 7.7% 3.9% 3.7% 5.8% 9.4% 17.9%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461

The Canadian government should distance itself from the foreign policy of the
United States
Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 36.3% 34.7% 37.9% 33.8% 38.8% 35.6% 37.8% 40.6% 29.1% 31.1% 36% 39.2% 36.5%
Somewhat agree 27.8% 27.3% 28.4% 27.1% 27.1% 28% 29.6% 28.6% 26.5% 29.1% 27.4% 27.9% 29.7%
Somewhat disagree 17% 19.6% 14.4% 16.7% 16.7% 18.7% 15.5% 14.6% 20.2% 18.4% 16.9% 17.6% 14.1%
Strongly disagree 7.9% 10% 5.9% 7.9% 8.7% 8.5% 6.1% 7.6% 12.2% 7.1% 7.6% 7.5% 5.5%
Not sure 10.9% 8.3% 13.5% 14.5% 8.6% 9.3% 11% 8.6% 12% 14.2% 12.1% 7.8% 14.2%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 36.3% 43.6% 22.1% 51.4% 51% 48.7% 23.8% 39.8% 37.2%
Somewhat agree 27.8% 29.4% 28% 30.5% 26.4% 25.8% 22.8% 24.4% 20.1%
Somewhat disagree 17% 12.9% 25.6% 7.3% 13.6% 11.3% 26.6% 15.3% 9.1%
Strongly disagree 7.9% 5.1% 12.9% 2.5% 3.3% 5.8% 15.9% 6.2% 4.2%
Not sure 10.9% 9% 11.4% 8.3% 5.7% 8.4% 11.1% 14.4% 29.4%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461
Domestic alt-right groups are currently the biggest threat to Canadian national
security
Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 19.6% 19.9% 19.2% 21.3% 17.6% 19.2% 20.2% 22.2% 18.2% 18.8% 20.2% 18.1% 19.1%
Somewhat agree 24.7% 25.2% 24.1% 22% 24.2% 25.7% 27.5% 24.4% 22.1% 23.7% 25.7% 24.3% 25.6%
Somewhat disagree 16.3% 18.8% 13.8% 14.6% 18.9% 16.7% 14.8% 13.5% 15.5% 14.7% 14.6% 22.2% 14.2%
Strongly disagree 10.9% 14.1% 7.7% 12.7% 12.4% 10.4% 7.1% 10.7% 18% 12.2% 9.5% 10.4% 7.7%
Not sure 28.6% 21.9% 35.2% 29.4% 26.9% 27.9% 30.4% 29.3% 26.1% 30.6% 30% 25% 33.4%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 19.6% 26.2% 11.3% 31% 17.2% 19.1% 12.4% 25.3% 16%
Somewhat agree 24.7% 28.4% 22.6% 27.1% 27.2% 26.6% 14.8% 13.4% 15.3%
Somewhat disagree 16.3% 14.5% 20.9% 10.7% 18.7% 14.2% 14.5% 18.3% 10.6%
Strongly disagree 10.9% 4.5% 17.3% 4.8% 9.4% 9.4% 35.1% 11.4% 6.9%
Not sure 28.6% 26.4% 27.9% 26.5% 27.5% 30.8% 23.2% 31.6% 51.1%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461

There is a fair amount of extremism among Canadian Muslims


Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 13.5% 15.8% 11.3% 11.4% 13.1% 14.9% 15.2% 10.9% 18.5% 14.5% 13.7% 12.2% 12.8%
Somewhat agree 16.7% 17.8% 15.6% 12.9% 15.7% 18.4% 20.8% 16.8% 21.5% 19.7% 15.5% 15.2% 17.2%
Somewhat disagree 22.1% 23.3% 20.9% 19.5% 22% 23.6% 23.9% 21% 22.2% 21.7% 21.1% 25.1% 19.7%
Strongly disagree 33.1% 31.3% 34.9% 40.5% 36.6% 28.5% 24.6% 36.3% 26.7% 26.9% 34.1% 35.3% 29.6%
Not sure 14.6% 11.9% 17.3% 15.8% 12.6% 14.6% 15.5% 15% 11.1% 17.3% 15.5% 12.2% 20.7%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 13.5% 8.2% 21.5% 6% 13.7% 6.8% 21% 23.7% 10.9%
Somewhat agree 16.7% 12.6% 23.6% 8.3% 15.1% 14.3% 24.6% 15.5% 11.9%
Somewhat disagree 22.1% 20.5% 25% 19.6% 23% 21.5% 22.7% 21.2% 18.2%
Strongly disagree 33.1% 44% 17.9% 50.1% 34.4% 46.2% 18.9% 23.8% 24.9%
Not sure 14.6% 14.8% 12% 16.1% 13.8% 11.1% 12.8% 15.9% 34.2%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461
Canada should work to limit the power and influence of China
Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 26.5% 30.6% 22.5% 25.2% 25.2% 28.6% 27.2% 29.9% 29.4% 23.4% 28.4% 21.7% 23.6%
Somewhat agree 33.6% 34.7% 32.5% 29.8% 33.1% 36.5% 35.4% 33.5% 36.3% 34.3% 32.2% 34.2% 34.2%
Somewhat disagree 18.3% 17.9% 18.6% 19% 19.8% 16.2% 18.1% 18.1% 15.8% 18.1% 17.1% 22.2% 15.9%
Strongly disagree 6.1% 6.7% 5.6% 7.8% 6% 5.5% 4.8% 5.7% 4.7% 5.8% 6.6% 6.6% 5.4%
Not sure 15.5% 10.2% 20.8% 18.3% 15.8% 13.2% 14.5% 12.9% 13.8% 18.4% 15.7% 15.3% 20.9%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 26.5% 22.8% 32.7% 17.9% 22.3% 22.1% 43.8% 46.1% 19.6%
Somewhat agree 33.6% 34.9% 34.9% 32.9% 40.8% 32.7% 22.3% 19.1% 25.6%
Somewhat disagree 18.3% 21% 16.4% 21% 17.1% 20.1% 14.2% 12.7% 10.4%
Strongly disagree 6.1% 5.8% 4.9% 8.3% 4.6% 8.7% 8.4% 9.6% 6.6%
Not sure 15.5% 15.5% 11.2% 19.8% 15.2% 16.4% 11.3% 12.5% 37.8%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461

Canada should work to limit the power and influence of Russia


Total Male Female 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ BC AB Prairies ON QC Atlantic
Strongly agree 29.7% 31.5% 27.8% 23.9% 27.2% 32.9% 36.4% 32.9% 30.2% 27.4% 30.5% 26.8% 29.4%
Somewhat agree 30.5% 32.2% 28.9% 28.2% 32% 31.3% 30.9% 32.6% 35.3% 30.4% 28.4% 30.5% 30.3%
Somewhat disagree 16.9% 17.9% 15.9% 19.1% 18.8% 14.6% 14.5% 14.9% 14.1% 16.9% 16.9% 20% 14.6%
Strongly disagree 7.1% 7.9% 6.3% 9.5% 6.9% 6.6% 4.6% 5.9% 6.1% 8% 7.1% 8.1% 6.8%
Not sure 15.9% 10.5% 21.1% 19.2% 15.2% 14.7% 13.6% 13.7% 14.2% 17.3% 17.1% 14.6% 18.9%
Unweighted Frequency 8501 4746 3755 1756 2219 2410 2116 923 1160 1505 1290 940 2683
Weighted Frequency 8501 4210 4291 2364 2129 2342 1667 1158 961 554 3529 1985 583

LPC, CPC, NDP, Bloc, Green, People's Party, Another


All Undecided
Trudeau Scheer Singh Blanchet May Bernier Party
Strongly agree 29.7% 32.9% 30.1% 26.9% 31.3% 25.1% 24.9% 41.7% 18.6%
Somewhat agree 30.5% 28.9% 33.2% 33% 28.1% 32.1% 28.9% 17.6% 20.7%
Somewhat disagree 16.9% 16.1% 17.3% 16.4% 19% 17% 24.5% 12% 14.1%
Strongly disagree 7.1% 6.8% 6.3% 7.1% 9.2% 9.5% 11.6% 11.8% 5.1%
Not sure 15.9% 15.2% 13.1% 16.6% 12.4% 16.3% 10.1% 16.9% 41.4%
Unweighted
8501 2604 3374 791 123 673 280 98 558
Frequency
Weighted Frequency 8501 2810 3016 929 251 634 306 93 461
Full Questionnaire
We will now read you a series of statements Somewhat disagre
about foreign policy. For each statement, Strongly disagree
please press 1 if you think that it should be Not Sure
a top foreign policy priority, press 2 if you
think that it should not be a top foreign policy
There is a fair amount of extremism among
priority, or press 3 if you are not sure. Canadian Muslims
Strongly agree
(order of questions randomized) Somewhat agree
Taking measures to protect Canada from Somewhat disagre
terrorism should be a top foreign policy Strongly disagree
priority for Canada Not Sure
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree Canada should work to limit the power and
Somewhat disagre influence of China
Strongly disagree Strongly agree
Not Sure Somewhat agree
Somewhat disagre
All things considered, Canada’s sovereignty is Strongly disagree
being threatened by the United Nations Not Sure
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree Canada should work to limit the power and
Somewhat disagre influence of Russia
Strongly disagree Strongly agree
Not Sure Somewhat agree
Somewhat disagre
The Canadian government should make Strongly disagree
reducing illegal immigration a top foreign Not Sure
policy priority.
Strongly agree What is your gender?
Somewhat agree Male
Somewhat disagre Female
Strongly disagree
Not Sure What is your age group?
18 to 34 years of age
The Canadian government should distance 35 to 49 years of age
itself from the foreign policy of the United 50 to 64 years of age
States 65 years of age or older
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Somewhat disagre
Strongly disagree
Not Sure

Domestic alt-right groups are currently the


biggest threat to Canadian national security
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Methodology
The analysis in this report is based on results of a survey conducted between March 19th,
2019 and March 25th, 2019, among a sample of 8501 adults, 18 years of age or older, living
in Canada. The survey was conducted using Interactive Voice Recording. Respondents were
interviewed on both landlines and cellular phones. The survey is intended to represent the
voting population of Canada.

This survey was conducted by Mainstreet Research and has not been sponsored by any third-
party organization.

The sampling frame was derived from both a national telephone directory compiled by
Mainstreet Research from various commercially available sources and random digit dialing.
The survey that dialed from the directory was conducted as a stratified dial of the ten Canadian
provinces. In the case of random digit dials, respondents were asked the additional question
of what region of the country they resided in. Respondents were dialed at random.

At least two attempts were made to complete an interview at every sampled telephone
number. The calls were staggered over times of day and two days to maximize the chances
of making contact with a potential respondent. Interviewing was also spread as evenly as
possible across the field period.

The questionnaire used in this survey is available in this report and online at www.
mainstreetresearch.ca. Questions are asked as they appear in the release document. If
a question is asked of a subset of the sample a descriptive note is added in parenthesis
preceding the question.

The sample was weighted by population parameters from the Canada 2016 Census for adults
18 years of age or older in Canada. The population parameters used for weighting are age,
gender, and region.

The margin of error for this poll is +/- 1.06% at the 95% confidence level. Margins of error are
higher in each subsample.

The margins of error for each subsample is as following: Males: +/- 1.42%, Females: +/- 1.6%,
18-34 age group: +/- 2.34%, 35-49 age group: +/- 2.08%, 50-64 age group: +/- 2%, 65+
age group: +/- 2.13%, British Columbia: +/- 3.23%, Alberta: +/- 2.88%, Prairies: +/- 2.53%,
Ontario: +/- 2.73%, Quebec: +/- 3.2%, Atlantic Canada: +/- 1.89%.

Totals may not add up 100% due to rounding.

In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that the wording of questions and
practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of
opinion polls. Moreover, all sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of
error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.