Canadians not so ‘exceptional’ when it comes to immigration and refugee views, new study finds

OTTAWA — Canadians may not be as tolerant of refugees and immigrants as they might think, a new study concludes.

The study, a project of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), also found that while attitudes among Canadians towards refugees and immigrants range largely from positive to benign, those views are not necessarily strongly held.

Study author Michael Donnelly, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, concludes that, as a result, there is potential for intolerant, anti-immigrant, and anti-refugee sentiment to increase.

Mercy! (Note the study never once asked about Islam.)

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