Survey suggests more Canadians plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies this year
A new survey suggests Canadians of all generations are more likely to honour military veterans by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony this year.
A poll commissioned by Historica Canada found a 10-per-cent spike in the number of respondents who planned to take part in a ceremony in 2018 compared to 2017.
The online poll, conducted by Ipsos, found plans were relatively consistent across demographics, but millennial respondents expressed the most consistent enthusiasm for attending Remembrance Day events.
Historica CEO Anthony Wilson-Smith says the results challenge the theory that the generation with the fewest tangible connections to the two World Wars would be most likely to ignore Remembrance Day.
The online poll of just over a thousand Canadians was conducted between October 25th and the 29th.
The polling industry's professional body says online surveys can't be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample, and therefore not necessarily representative of the whole population.