Most Canadians believe that the Russian government is using social media to meddle in the elections of western democracies

Commissioned by CTV News, conducted by Nanos Research

Most Canadians believe or somewhat believe that Russian governments are using social media to meddle in the elections of western democratic governments.

Nearly nine in ten Canadians find it believable or somewhat believable that the Russian government is using social media to meddle in the elections of western democracies – Just under seven in ten Canadians find it believable (69%), while nearly two in ten (19%) find it somewhat believable that the Russian government is using social media to meddle in western democracies. Three percent find it somewhat unbelievable, while six percent say it is unbelievable. Three percent are unsure.

These observations are based on a hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between July 30th and August 5th, 2018 as part of an omnibus survey. Participants were randomly recruited by telephone using live agents and administered a survey online. The margin of error for a random survey of 1,000 Canadians is ±3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Full survey can be found here.

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