TORONTO — New poll results from Ipsos suggest that a majority of Canadians support vaccine passports for international travel.
The Ipsos poll surveyed opinions across 28 countries for the World Economic Forum.
Looking at the Canadian results specifically, Ipsos found the following …
- 61% of Canadians say that only people who have been vaccinated should be allowed to do things that involve larger groups of people, such as flying, taking public transit and attending cultural and sporting events
- 61% of Canadians (26% strongly, 35% somewhat) say they expect vaccine passports will be widely used in Canada by the end of 2021
- 78% of Canadians (56% strongly, 21% somewhat) say all travellers entering Canada should be required to have a vaccine passport. That 78% aligns exactly with the global average, says Ipsos, noting the results from the other 27 countries in the survey.
- 72% of Canadians (35% strongly, 37% somewhat) say vaccine passports would be effective in making travel and large events more safe. That’s also in line with the global average (73%).
- Far fewer Canadians (47%) say shops, restaurants and offices should require a vaccine passport.
The Ipsos survey, taken in late March and early April. polled adults under the age of 75 in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Mainland China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.S., Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey.