Truth and Reconciliation Survey of Canadians

September 30, 2022

Over seven years have passed since the Truth and Reconciliation Report was finalized and presented to the government. On behalf of Postmedia, Leger surveyed Canadians about their understanding and impressions of truth and reconciliation from September 23 to 25, 2022.

SOME OF THE KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION SURVEY INCLUDE…

  • 50% of Canadians think a moderate amount of progress has been made* regarding reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
  • 72% of Canadians say they are more aware of the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada than they were 4 or 5 years ago.
  • 72% of Canadians agree they are much more understanding of why reconciliation is important for Indigenous Peoples and Canada as a whole, however, 54% agree there are bigger societal challenges in Canada.
  • Socioeconomic issues top the list of issues that capture Canadians’ attention surrounding reconciliation, followed by clean drinking water.
*Rating of 4-7 on a 10-point scale where 1 means very little meaningful progress has been made and 10 means a great deal of meaningful progress has been made

SURVEY METHODOLOGY

  • A web survey was conducted among 1,512 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, via Leger’s online panel, LEO.
  • The data was collected from September 23 to 25, 2022.
  • As a non-probability online survey, a margin of error is technically not reported. If the data were collected through a probability sample, the margin of error would be ±2.5%, 19 times out of 20.
  • Using data from the 2021 census, the results were weighted according to age, gender and region, as well as by education and presence of children in the household in order to ensure a representative sample of the population.

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