COVID-19: Quebecers believe less to conspiracy theories

COVID-19: les Québécois croient moins aux théories du complot

You think that the COVID-19 never existed? That the virus was created in a laboratory or by the chinese government? That a cure exists, but that it remains hidden?

The Quebecers believe less than other Canadians and Americans to these conspiracy theories and others of the same type, according to a survey conducted by the firm Leger.

Face-to-ten conspiracy theories ranging from the involvement of Bill Gates in the pandemic, there is a link between the virus and the network 5G, the Québécois are those countries that join the less. They are consistently below the canadian average for the acceptance of each of the scenarios.

And in general, 49 % of Quebecers believed at least one of these ten theories fabulées, the lowest proportion among the regions of the country. The canadian average is 53%, with Alberta at the head to 60 %.

Young people aged 18 to 34 years are more likely to swallow these versions of the facts, while the seniors 55 years and older adhere to the least.

People in rural areas believe more in conspiracy theories than those living in urban areas.

Compared to Americans, Canadians believe it is systematically less than the alternative theories presented in the survey Light. South of the border, 67% of respondents agreed with at least one of the ten scenarios complotistes compared to 53 % among those in Canada.

Favourable to the mask

However, Quebecers are among those countries that say the most to wear the mask when they go in a public place. About 51 % of them say they do, while just behind the leaders, the people of Ontario, to 52 %. The canadian average is 45 %, which is lower than in the United States, since 78 % of respondents in this country were said to wear the mask.

The people of rural areas are much less likely to put a cover face that those in the city or in the suburbs.

Quebecers are the countries that are the most favourable to the compulsory wearing of a mask. Approximately 59 % of them agreed with such a requirement, compared with 51 % on average in Canada.

This internet survey was conducted from 22 to 25 may, with 1510 Canadian and 1005 American adults.

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