In a Canadian Research Associates poll released today, 67 per cent of 402 survey respondents supported the screening, which is on par with the Atlantic Canadian rate of 68 per cent.
Thirty per cent suggested they oppose the screening, the most of the four Atlantic Provinces which were included in the poll. New Brunswick had the highest rate of support for screening at 70 per cent, with 21 opposing.
“While the definition of Canadian values is yet to be determined, the need for such a definition is clearly evident by the majority of Atlantic Canadians who support screening potential immigrants for Canadian values before allowing them entry into the country,” Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates, said in a press release. “We intend to research the definition of the most common Canadian values.”
The poll, conducted between February 2 and March 1 of this year, surveyed 1,511 adults in Atlantic Canada and is considered accurate to within 2.5 per cent, 95 times out of 100.