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59% of Quebecers say they're racist: poll
CBC News - Canada ^ | January 15, 2007

Posted on 01/16/2007 8:25:34 PM PST by nuconvert

59% of Quebecers say they're racist: poll

Monday, January 15, 2007

CBC News

Fifty-nine per cent of Quebecers admit to being racist to some degree, according to a Léger Marketing survey published Monday in Le Journal de Montréal.

In comparison, only 47 per cent of those outside Quebec say they are racist to some degree.

Among Quebecers, most (43 per cent) said they were only mildly racist, while 15 per cent said they were moderately racist and only one per cent responded that they were very racist.

The findings stunned Jean Dorion of the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

"I do not perceive the Quebec society as being racist," he told Le Journal de Montréal.

The findings come from three surveys in late December and early January. The first two surveys were conducted over the internet, with 2,228 Quebecers taking part, while the third survey interviewed 3,092 people across Canada.

The survey looked at Quebecers' views of a variety of cultural groups.

It found 36 per cent of Quebecers have a bad opinion of Jewish people, while 27 per cent have a poor opinion of blacks. Fifty per cent have a bad opinion of Muslims.

Jean-Marc Léger, president of Leger Marketing, said Quebecers are influenced by the images of Muslims seen after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

"The Arab community carries the weight of Sept. 11 and religious extremists," Léger told Le Journal de Montréal. "People were thinking of them when they answered the survey."

Bashir Hussein, who represents Quebec in the Council of Muslim Communities of Canada, said people are also shaped by the media coverage of violence in the Middle East.

"Whatever people read in the newspapers, they form their opinion from," he told CBC News.

Survey methods questioned Jack Jedwab, a Montrealer who has done extensive statistical and demographic work, questions how the survey was structured, especially the sections asking Quebecers if they consider themselves racist.

Quebecers were asked if they consider themselves very racist, moderately racist, slightly racist or not racist at all.

Jedwab said in three out of four answers, respondents end up labelling themselves racist.

If Jedwab were writing the question, he would have made the ratio two questions out of four, asking people if they are very racist, somewhat racist, not racist or not at all racist.

Jedwab, executive director of the Montreal-based Association of Canadian Studies, said it's dangerous to have a survey that shows such a high level of racism.

"It will lead people to say, 'Let's face it, everyone's racist,'" he told CBC News Online. "They'll think it's to be expected. That will minimize the resolve to combat this problem of racism that needs to be addressed."

The Quebec portion of the survey is considered to have a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The one done outside Quebec had a margin of error of 1.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; quebec; racism

1 posted on 01/16/2007 8:25:36 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
And what percentage - both inside and outside quebec - has a bad opinion of quebecers? ["queborrhoids" is more euphonious].
2 posted on 01/16/2007 8:29:20 PM PST by GSlob
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To: nuconvert
And We Smell Bad!


3 posted on 01/16/2007 8:33:47 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: nuconvert
In comparison, only 47 per cent of those outside Quebec say they are racist to some degree.

And this is something for the rest of Canada to be PROUD of?

4 posted on 01/16/2007 8:35:03 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (Giuliani '08: Why not p. o. BOTH sides?)
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To: GSlob

They call themselves Quebecquois.

In regards to this survey, the other 41% were lying.

I don't care who you are. Unless you're blind, you're a racist to some degree.

We humans are far too visual creatures for it to be any other way, and the mere fact that we tend to associate primarily with those like us simply belies that fact.


5 posted on 01/16/2007 8:52:07 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: nuconvert

"Fifty per cent have a bad opinion of Muslims"

Um, what race are Muslims?


6 posted on 01/16/2007 8:52:14 PM PST by PissAndVinegar (Not for the sarcasm impaired...)
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To: nuconvert
They are descendent's of the French, are they not?
7 posted on 01/16/2007 9:04:59 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Well, it's 2007. Time to get ready for 2008.)
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To: nuconvert

I think most people are not so much racist as they are against disfunctional people and cultures.


8 posted on 01/16/2007 9:12:45 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: CheyennePress
I don't care who you are. Unless you're blind, you're a racist to some degree.

Thank you!

The question is: Do you consciously go against your human nature, and force yourself to actively judge a person by their character and not their race? ...or do you just give in to your baser nature because you're lazy and it's much easier to simply stereotype?

Well put!

9 posted on 01/16/2007 9:17:32 PM PST by Egon (I stand beside you as your partner, in front as your defender, behind as... hey! nice butt!)
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To: nuconvert

Now they went and did it. Je$$e and RevAl are going to be on the next plane to CA to see if they can pry 59% of their checkbooks open.


10 posted on 01/16/2007 9:23:23 PM PST by libs_kma (Monica blew while Al-Queda grew.....Oh well, Clinton happens!)
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To: nuconvert

Yes but 81% were drunk at the time of the survey.


11 posted on 01/16/2007 9:27:02 PM PST by matt1234
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Montreal was founded to Triumph to poop on.


12 posted on 01/16/2007 9:43:15 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Judges' orders cannot stop determined criminals. Firearms and the WILL to use them can.)
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To: nuconvert

Surprise, Surprise.
13 posted on 01/16/2007 10:00:27 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: nuconvert
Moi, une racist? Oui , c'est ca. Je me souviens.
14 posted on 01/16/2007 10:39:36 PM PST by Candor7 (The hope of the West disappears into liberal flatulance, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: PissAndVinegar

Being opposed to Islamic supremacists makes one a racist?

That's like assuming that someone hates all white people just because they are opposed to all members ot the KKK.

For some Islam is a system of legal theocratic rule. I disagree with that manner of government as I oppose Communism.


15 posted on 01/16/2007 11:30:20 PM PST by weegee (A higher minimum wage means a higher income tax level. Did they really get a raise in the end?)
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To: PissAndVinegar
Um, what race are Muslims?

Muzloid, although, really that's a genus.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

16 posted on 01/16/2007 11:59:42 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: fanfan; GMMAC

Canada ping.


17 posted on 01/17/2007 1:57:20 AM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin; GMMAC; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; ...
Canada ping.

Please send me a FReepmail to get on or off this Canada ping list.

18 posted on 01/17/2007 3:37:22 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: nuconvert

"If Jedwab were writing the question, he would have made the ratio two questions out of four, asking people if they are very racist, somewhat racist, not racist or not at all racist."



How would 3 and 4 be different?


19 posted on 01/17/2007 6:21:50 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: nuconvert

I think everyone is bigoted to one degree or another, it is just one of the baser aspects of our nature. The better among us use their intellect to challenge those baser notions


20 posted on 01/17/2007 6:24:59 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: nuconvert

No mention of how Canadians feel about Hispanics.

And aren't homos always prattling on about "racism" and bigotry towards them? Something tells me that Quebonians would be 100% tolerant towards homosexuals.

Finally, I did't know Jews were their own particular race.

Survey are almost always flawed because they are designed to get a specific result desired by the designer. But you guys all know that.


21 posted on 01/17/2007 6:34:48 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: nuconvert
Fifty-nine per cent of Quebecers admit to being racist to some degree, according to a Léger Marketing survey published Monday in Le Journal de Montréal. In comparison, only 47 per cent of those outside Quebec say they are racist to some degree.

The real surprise here is not that 60% of Quebecers and 50% of Canadians are racist to some degree, but that that many are willing to admit it.

23 posted on 01/17/2007 6:50:23 AM PST by SpringheelJack
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To: nuconvert
"Jedwab, executive director of the Montreal-based Association of Canadian Studies, said it's dangerous to have a survey that shows such a high level of racism'

Thus the solution, clearly, is a Government ban on surveys.

24 posted on 01/17/2007 6:59:26 AM PST by joebuck
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To: nuconvert

I suspect cultural, religious and ethnic issues are being conflated with racism here.


25 posted on 01/17/2007 7:22:22 AM PST by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: nuconvert
Fifty per cent have a bad opinion of Muslims.

How does being a member of a death cult make you part of a certain race?
26 posted on 01/17/2007 8:05:57 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: CheyennePress

"I don't care who you are. Unless you're blind, you're a racist to some degree.
We humans are far too visual creatures for it to be any other way, and the mere fact that we tend to associate primarily with those like us simply belies that fact."

Perhaps, but many of us are not as physically attracted to those like us as we are too those who are exotically different. This is particularly notable among the French, both sexes, who have a preference bordering on a fetish for foreign lovers.


27 posted on 01/17/2007 8:17:56 AM PST by Vicomte13 (Aure entuluva.)
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To: FrPR

Good thing they never asked New England Yankees what they think of les Québecois, or vice versa. Je me souviens.


28 posted on 01/17/2007 8:24:00 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Los Estados Unidos: el próximo país latino en este hemisferio.)
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To: FrPR; nuconvert
Just in from la belle France:

45% of those living in France
loathe, detest, and abominate Muslims.
The other 55% were Muslims.

29 posted on 01/17/2007 8:30:28 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Los Estados Unidos: el próximo país latino en este hemisferio.)
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To: nuconvert

These are a people who still refer to themselves as "pure laine" (trans - pure wool, i.e. true French bloodline although many are descended from thieves and whores "filles du roi")

Grew up in Northern Quebec. You couldn't win with these folks. Either you were true French or worked to support their social assistance.


30 posted on 01/17/2007 9:16:04 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: Candor7

"Je me souviens" on the license plate is a horror that goes mostly unappreciated.

Consider a major Montreal metro stop is named after Lionel Groulx (major anti-semite) and Duplesis left his mark everywhere.

And what about Jacques Parizeau's infamous remark that he lost the ability to separate from Canada on the vote of "money and ethnics" - a completely unambiguous remark directed at the Jewish community. (I moved to Ontario a few months later.)


31 posted on 01/17/2007 9:20:38 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: Vicomte13

Haha! How funny you wrote that.

You're speaking to a guy who dated a French girl for 2 years and very near married her... ;)


32 posted on 01/17/2007 4:04:06 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: nuconvert
Maybe they're just more honest.

In Europe, if you are French and don't like the Germans, or German and don't like the French, you are likely to be accused of "racism," or in other words, chauvinism.

And given the history between the two countries, there are a lot of Frenchmen who don't like Germans, just as there are a lot of French Canadians who also don't like outsiders.

33 posted on 01/17/2007 4:10:27 PM PST by x
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To: timsbella
I moved to Ontario a few months later.)>>>>

Trudeau told an audience of UBC students that anyone who didn't like the Quiet Revolution could leave Canada.I heard his speach on CBC radio. If Harper wins a majority government, which seems likely, I may move back for retirement, but it will be to Victoria or a place close by, or perhaps Calgary.

Yes, the froggies are indeed racists and fascisti.They are Right wing nationalists , despite their posturing as Francophone socialist come leftists. They want Liebenshraum, just like the scions of the German National Socialists of 1938. I have written to Harper and told him that he should tell the separatists that they would not be leaving Canada without exercising a necessary military option to do so.

34 posted on 01/18/2007 8:17:26 PM PST by Candor7 (The hope of the West disappears into liberal flatulance, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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