Large Numbers of Canadians Believe In ‘Conspiracy Theories’: Poll

Among the “conspiracy theories” is that powerful people are working together to further their own interests.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Concern has been raised that a large number of Canadians believe in “dangerous conspiracy theories.”
  • The poll revealed that 44% of adults, or about 13 million people, believe that “big events like wars, recessions and the outcomes of elections are controlled by small groups of people working in secret against us.”
  • Another 37% (or 11 million) think “there is a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Canadians with immigrants who agree with their political views.”
  • And 20% said they believe it is either definitely or probably true that “the World Economic Forum is a group of global elites with a secretive strategy to impose their ideas on the world.”
  • In addition to that 20%, another 37% think the accusations about the World Economic Forum are possibly true, or aren’t sure either way.
ADDITIONAL POLLING RESULTS:
  • Around 13% think it is definitely or probably true that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is violating public privacy by using microchips to track people and affect human behavior. And another 21% say it’s possible Gates is tracking them, or aren’t really sure.
  • Belief in these ideas has higher support among the People’s Party, who identified themselves as aligned with the right of the political spectrum.
  • According to the poll, the same individuals who ascribe to the political belief did not receive the COVID-19 vaccines and also believe that the media’s accounts of current events and the government should not be trusted.
BACKGROUND:
  • The general analysis of the polling results indicates that tens of millions of Canadians believe in, or are at least strongly considering the legitimacy of “conspiracy theories” regarding vaccine safety and the widespread impact of a globalist agenda.
  • The study states that the “data makes it clear that to compete for votes from the People’s Party base, Conservatives could choose to embrace conspiracy thinking.”