Canada, where vaccine acceptance isn't ferociously political

Vaccination against COVID-19 continues to progress well across the country. As of this writing, nearly 60 per cent of Canadians - and counting - have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Fortunately, unlike our neighbours south of the border, vaccination does not appear to be as fiercely a partisan issue in Canada, according to figures from a new poll by Abacus Data.

In its most recent federal survey, Abacus Data collected data on the positions of Canadian voters regarding the COVID-19 vaccination in Canada and tabled those results according to federal voting intentions. Although we observed some differences in the figures between voters of the main federal parties, we note however that these differences remain minor.

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Philippe J. Fournier is the creator of Qc125 and 338Canada. He teaches physics and astronomy at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. For information or media request, please write to

Philippe J. Fournier est le créateur de Qc125 et 338Canada. Il est professeur de physique et d'astronomie au Cégep de Saint-Laurent à Montréal. Pour toute information ou pour une demande d'entrevue médiatique, écrivez à