Muslim Canadians proud of their country’s freedom, diversity: Survey

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CALGARY, ALBERTA: JULY 1, 2009-Children from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community sing O' Canada during the opening ceremonies of the Canada Day festivities hosted by the mosque and community Wednesday July 1st at Prairie Winds Park in Castleridge. (Ted Rhodes/Calgary Herald) (For City story by Jamie Kormanicki)

Muslim Canadians

By the numbers

94%

Shared a strong sense of belonging to Canada

48%

Reported wearing a head covering

6%

Reported wearing a chador, which covers the body or niqab, which covers the face

48%

Worried Bill C-51 on security information sharing infringes on civil liberties

31%

Worried about violent extremism

35%

Felt the most important issue was treatment and discrimination by others

32%

Expressed concern about media portrayal of Muslims

35%

Believed the next generation of Muslims will face

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