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Perceptions of Personal Safety Among Population Groups Designated as Visible Minorities in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020

Perceptions of Personal Safety Among Population Groups Designated as Visible Minorities in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, fear and misinformation about the virus may disproportionately impact the sense of personal and community safety of some ethno-cultural groups. This article from Statistics Canada focuses on responses submitted from more than 43,000 Canadians between May 12 and 25, 2020, to a crowdsourcing data collection on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian’s perceptions of safety. Understanding perceptions of safety – both in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in one’s community more generally – adds important insight into one way in which the everyday experiences of visible minority groups can differ from the rest of the population.

Heidinger, L., & Cotter, A. (2020, July 8). Perceptions of Personal Safety Among Population Groups Designated as Visible Minorities in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/45-28-0001/2020001/article/00046-eng.htm

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