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Immigrants the proudest Canadians, poll suggests

posted Mar 18, 2012, 12:40 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 12:41 PM ]
Environics Institute survey 1st to probe Canadians' views on citizenship
By Kazi Stastna, CBC News
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 5:12 AM ET
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2012 4:02 PM ET

Most Canadians feel immigrants are just as likely to be good citizens as people who were born here, a recent Environics Institute survey suggests.

Canadians also don't appear to have problems with dual citizenship or with Canadian citizens living abroad, according to the telephone survey, which the Environics Institute says is the first poll to directly ask Canadians their views on citizenship.

A group made up of five national organizations – CBC, the Environics Institute, Maytree, The Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the RBC Foundation – commissioned the public opinion poll, which asked over 2,000 Canadians what they think are the characteristics of a good citizen and other questions about citizenship.

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