Our mistake

A correction to the print edition, which landed on newsstands today


 

Due to an editing error, a pull quote in the story “What Canadians think of Sikhs, Jews, Christians and Muslims…” gave too high a figure for the percentage of Canadians who said in an Angus Reid Strategies poll that they would find it unacceptable for their child to marry a person of the Jewish faith.

In fact, 56 per cent said it would be acceptable for one of their children to marry a Jewish person, 13 per cent said it would be unacceptable, and the remaining sizeable minority did not commit to either answer.

On a related point of clarification, the story states that “most” Canadians would find it unacceptable for one of their children to marry a Muslim, Sikh, or Hindu.

The poll actually found that 39 per cent said it would be acceptable for a child to marry a Muslim, 46 per cent for a child to marry a Hindu, and 39 per cent for a child to marry a Sikh. Another 29 per cent said one of their children marrying a Muslim would be unacceptable, 20 per cent a Hindu, and 25 per cent a Sikh. The rest did not commit to either answer.


 
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