How satisfied are immigrants with their personal safety? - ARCHIVED

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Although overall, Canadians feel fairly safe, there may be groups in the population who feel less safe for reasons such as where they live, fear of discrimination or other factors. One possible measure of how well immigrants are adapting to Canadian society is how safe they feel in their new country. In particular, are they more likely to feel safe after having lived in Canada for some time or less safe than those who have arrived recently? The Canadian General Social Survey (GSS) data help us to answer these questions with data from three time periods for recent immigrants who arrived in Canada in the 5-year period prior to the respective surveys and more established immigrants who have been in the country for longer periods.

All percentages (%) have been adjusted as of September 17, 2008.

Issue Number: 2008001
Author(s): Lindsay, Colin

Main Product: Matter of Fact

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