While the vast majority of Quebecers support their province’s new law banning people from providing or receiving government services with their faces covered, research from the Angus Reid Institute finds that four-in-ten outside of Quebec feel similarly. Yet, only 28% Canadians think such a practice should be welcome. More than seven-in-ten Canadians (72%) now say they are paying either “some” (46%) or “a lot of attention” (26%) to this issue. Past Angus Reid Institute polling has tended to find significantly fewer respondents saying they are following a given topic in the news or paying attention to it. Typically, only major events – such as elections and terrorist attacks – register higher than 70 per cent.
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