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This survey is conducted in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in the Canadian Press.
Canadians’ and Americans’ Perspectives on Facebook
- Canadians and Americans are divided on whether Facebook has a positive or negative impact on their quality of life.
- Positive impact: 25% of Canadians, 24% of Americans
- Negative impact: 29% of Canadians, 27% of Americans
- No impact: 46% of Canadians, 49% of Americans
- More than three-in-five Canadians and Americans think Facebook:
- can be harmful to children and teenagers who use it (87% of Canadians, 82% of Americans)
- contributes to misinformation and the sharing of fake news (87% of Canadians, 79% of Americans)
- amplifies hate speech and gives radicalized individuals a platform (78% of Canadians, 65% of Americans)
- negatively impacts individuals’ mental health (72% of Canadians, 62% of Americans)
- 77% of Canadians and 75% of Americans say Facebook allows them to stay connected with their loved ones.
- 58% of Canadians and 52% of Americans think that the Facebook conglomerate (which also includes Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp) should be either regulated by the government, broken up to ensure healthy competition or both.
The Facebook Whistleblower’s Claims
- 64% of Canadians and 59% of Americans think that Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s claims about the company are true.
This web survey was conducted from October 8 to October 10, 2021 with 1,545 Canadians and 1,000 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.
To view the October 13, 2021 report, CLICK HERE.
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