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Majority of Canadians say domestic terrorism greatest threat in Canada: poll

NEWS STAFF | posted Friday, Mar 5th, 2021

Seven in 10 Canadians believe domestic terrorism is a greater threat to national security than any other threat from outside the country.

A Maru Public Opinion poll conducted for the Conference of Defence Associations finds 70 per cent of Canadians believe the threat of extremist ideologies and terrorist action within Canada is a “greater security threat” nowadays than those that originate from outside of Canada.

At the same time, more than 74 per cent of Canadians believe the world is a safer place now following the election of Joe Biden as U.S. president.

The survey also found that while 51 per cent of Canadians believe Canada does not have more influence in the world today than the past few decades, more than seven in 10 believe Canada is pulling its weight to enhance human rights around the globe.

The survey was conducted among 1,506 randomly selected adults Feb. 12-13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20.


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