Poll suggests most Canadians view Pope’s apology as step toward reconciliation – CityNews Ottawa

Poll suggests most Canadians view Pope’s apology as step toward reconciliation – CityNews Ottawa

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202241 Views

A poll suggests more than half of Canadians viewed the recent visit by Pope Francis and his apology for abuses at residential schools as a step toward reconciliation.

The Angus Reid Institute released the findings from its latest online poll in which nearly 60 per cent of participants said they saw the Pope’s apology as a meaningful step toward reconciliation, while 32 per cent said it did nothing to move reconciliation forward.

Respondents who self-identified as Indigenous were less likely to say the apology contributed to reconciliation, at 54 per cent, and 36 per cent said the gesture made no difference.

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