Canadians support more sanctions against Russia but hesitate to go to war: polls

Canadians are very supportive of imposing additional sanctions on Russia, even if that means paying at home, but are calm on the idea of ​​a direct war with the new Russia. vote I will propose.

A total of 82.4% of Canadians surveyed by Nanos Research say they support or to some extent support economic sanctions and stronger behavior against Russia, even if prices of staples such as gasoline and groceries rise over the long term in Canada.

Less than half of respondents support the intensification of the Ukrainian conflict due to Canada’s direct involvement in the no-fly zone imposition or the fight against Russia as part of NATO, commissioned by CTV and Globe and the Globe. A mail suggesting a poll that was done.

Overall support (support or some support) for no-fly zones that are very likely to bring NATO into war is 47%, and overall opposition (opposite or slightly opposition) is 44.7%. Over 8% said they weren’t sure.

Overall support for Canada going to war as part of NATO is 46.8 percent, and overall opposition is 45.5 percent.

Adding Russia’s variables to invade countries other than Ukraine has dramatically increased support for Canada’s involvement in the war, with a total of 65.5% saying they support it or to some extent.

Russia’s invasion of neighboring NATO countries will almost certainly trigger a collective defense pact of the Alliance under Article 5, where an attack on one ally is considered an attack on all allies, but the Canadians with Russia. I don’t know if I want to go to the war. Invaded a non-NATO country.

The survey surveyed countries by region, including Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, and British Columbia.

Quebec was generally less interested in the spread of conflict and the war in Canada than in other regions.

Only 32.8% of Quebec respondents said they supported, or to some extent, Canada’s war with Russia over Ukraine. The Atlantic region is the most warlike, with 62 percent supporting the war.

The survey also asked Canadians about humanitarian measures such as the number of Ukrainian refugees Canada should accept and whether taxpayer resources should be used to airlift Ukrainian refugees to Canada.

Overall support for using Canadian taxes to airlift refugees is 84.9%, a number that is somewhat consistent across regions.

When asked how many Ukrainian refugees Canada should accept compared to Syrian refugees resettled in Canada (70,000), 85.6 survey respondents said Canada should accept more than the same amount of Ukrainian refugees. , The numbers are also consistent across Canada.

The telephone survey was conducted from March 18th to 20th, targeting 1,000 Canadians over the age of 18, with a margin of error of ± 3.1 percentage points, 19 out of 20.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Canada has provided financial, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and has imposed many sanctions on Russia’s economy and authorities.

The federal government has also streamlined the immigration process to make it easier for Ukrainian refugees to come to Canada. Since the outbreak of the war, 9,000 Ukrainians have arrived so far. report CTV news.

Noe Chartier


Noé Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter.