Poll shows more Canadians should show patriotism

Some Canadians may not be sure when Canada came into existence and may be hazy on the lyrics of the national anthem, but a new poll suggests that hasn't stopped them from being proud of their country.

The online survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Historica Canada, found some 80 per cent of respondents said citizens ought to show more patriotism for their home and native land.

But the poll suggested pride didn't necessarily amount to knowledge of basic historical facts.

Forty four per cent of respondents couldn`t name 2017 as the date of Canada's 150th anniversary and 11 per cent couldn`t pick out the opening lines of ``O Canada.''

The poll of one-thousand respondents was done earlier this month.

The polling industry's professional body says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and don't necessarily represent the whole population.

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  1. Bev posted on 06/28/2014 03:36 PM
    I put a Canadian Flag on my balcony and someone shot at my window, breaking the window. I am too nervous to do that again. It is sad that it is this way in Quebec.
  2. Walter Filipas posted on 06/28/2014 04:13 PM
    I was one that did the pool and got the answers all correct.
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