A new poll put out by the Association for Canadian Studies (ASC) shows that Canadians who are fully vaccinated feel that they should be entitled to "greater freedoms" than the unvaccinated.
The poll was conducted between Jul. 16 and Jul. 18 of the year 2021, reaching out to 1529 Canadians residing in Canada.
According to the National Post, Jack Jedwab, ASC's President and CEO commented the following in a statement:
"As Canadians return to offices and classrooms and variants of concern represent a rising danger there will likely be greater tensions between vaccinated and unvaccinated."
Forty percent of Canadians who are fully vaccinated manifested that they would be "uncomfortable" around Canadians who are not vaccinated, according to the poll. A further 41 percent said that they would be "comfortable."
The fully vaccinated also are strongly against the unvaccinated having the same freedoms as they do, with only 15 percent of those surveyed agreeing that it would be "unfair to place restrictions on people just because they choose not to be vaccinated," and a whopping 77 percent saying that people who are vaccinated should be granted greater freedoms.
Eighty-seven percent of unvaccinated people said that it would be unfair to place extra restrictions on them, with only three percent agreeing that people who have been vaccinated should enjoy more freedoms than they do.
Currently in Canada, 69 percent of Canadians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, up from just over 50 percent two months ago, and 50 percent of the total population have been fully vaccinated.