82 percent of Canadians oppose legalizing polygamy
A nation-wide poll conducted by COMPASS Inc. for the Institute for Canadian Values and the Vancouver Sun shows that Canadians “massively” oppose legalizing polygamy.
The poll, conducted between October 18 and 27, 2006 found that 82 percent of Canadians oppose the legalization of polygamy. Only 9 percent favour its legalization while another 9 percent did not know. The numbers were similar among males and females, as well as among anglophones and francophones.
The poll also reveals that Canadians want governments to do more to protect children who are caught in polygamous families. 80 percent of respondants said that government should be doing “a lot more” or “more” in this area.