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Celebrations of Bin Laden's Death Justified for Canadians and Britons


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Celebrations of Bin Laden's Death Justified for Canadians and Britons



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For Immediate ReleaseTwoCountr PublicO inionPoll Page 1 of 7OSAMA BIN LADEN Celebrations of Bin Ladens Death Justified for Canadians and Britons Oneinfive Canadians and more than a third of Britons think the U.S. is less safe now than before the death of the alQaeda leader. [VANCOUVERMay 9, 2011]Most people in KEY FINDINGS Canada and Britain believe Americans were right to celebrate the death of alQaeda leader Osama 36% of Britons think their country is bin Laden, a new twocountry Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.nowless safethan it was before the alQaeda leaders demise The online survey of representative national samples also shows that Britons appear to be50% of Canadians and 48% of Britons more concerned about the possibility of terrorists found out about bin Ladens death targeting their country than Canadians. through television When and How People Found OutFull topline results are at the end of this release.From May 3 to May 5, 2011, Vision Critical conducted an online More than half of Canadians (53%) say they survey among 1,009 Canadian adults who are Angus Reid found out about the demise of the alQaeda Forum panellists, and 2,000 British adults who are Springboard leader on Sunday nightMay 1, 2011including UK panellists. The margin of errorwhich measures sampling large proportions of respondents in the Westernvariabilityis +/ 3.1% for Canada and 2.2% for Great Britain. The results have been statistically weighted according to the provinces. Seveninten Britons (72%) discovered most current education, age, gender and region Census data to the news about bin Ladens death on Monday ensure samples representative of the entire adult population of morning. Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.Half of Canadians (50%) and practically half of Britons (48%) first learned about the death of Osama bin Laden through television. Britons were more likely to find out on the Internet (19%, compared to 15% for Canadians), while Canadians were twice as likely to rely on social media (10%, compared to 5% for Britons). Celebrations There was little difference in the two countries when respondents were asked about the impromptu celebrations that occurred in Washington, D.C. and other American cities after the death of bin Laden CONTACT: Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion, 8777303570,mario.canseco@angusreid.com