Sunday, March 4, 2012

Americans More Likely to Believe in Bigfoot than Canadians

Last Friday (March 2nd) we released an InfoGraphic we created based on the data from the new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll. We were able to get the release of the entire poll and decided to add two more info graphics below enjoy. After the graphics is a the official release from Angus Reid, describing the methodology. There is also a link to a PDF where they subdivide the believers by political party identification too. In the same pole they also ask Brittish people about the Loch Ness

A new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found three-in-ten Americans (29%)
 and one-in-five Canadians (21%) think Bigfoot is “definitely” or “probably” real.
A new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll drills down believers
with greater granularity.
A new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll drills down even deeper,
subdividing the research by gender.
People in the United States are more likely than Canadians to consider that Bigfoot is real, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.
In the online survey of representative national samples, three-in-ten Americans (29%) and one-in-five Canadians (21%) think Bigfoot is “definitely” or “probably” real.
The Bigfoot phenomenon is definitely bigger in the United States, where 77 per cent of respondents claim to have heard “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” about Bigfoot (compared to 61% of Canadians).
In Canada, Albertans (29%) are more likely to think that Bigfoot is real than Quebecers (19%), British Columbians (18%) and Ontarians (17%). In the United States, respondents in the West (32%) are more likely to believe that Bigfoot is real.
People in Britain were asked similar questions about another long-standing myth: the Loch Ness Monster. Overall, 78 per cent of respondents say they have heard “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” about the Loch Ness Monster.
Only 17 per cent of Britons believe the Loch Ness Monster is “definitely” or “probably” real, a proportion that jumps to 24 per cent in Scotland.
While American and Canadian men are more likely to believe that Bigfoot is real than their female counterparts, women in Britain are more likely to think that the Loch Ness Monster is real than British men.
Liberal Party voters in Canada (16%) are the least likely to believe that Bigfoot is real. Democrats in the United States more likely to believe in Bigfoot (33%) than Republicans or Independents. In Britain, almost a third of Scottish National Party (SNP) voters believe the Loch Ness Monster is real, while Liberal Democrats (15%) are the least likely to agree with that assessment.
Full Report, Detailed Tables and Methodology (PDF)
CONTACT:
Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion
+877 730 3570
mario.canseco@angus-reid.com
Methodology: From February 15 to February 29, 2012, Angus Reid Public Opinion conducted an online survey among 1,007 Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panellists, 1,016 American adults who are Springboard America panellists, and 2,011 British adults who are Springboard UK panellists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 3.1% for Canada and the United States, and 2.2% for Great Britain. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure samples representative of the entire adult population of Canada, the US and Great Britain. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
SRC:Angus-Reid.com



1 comment:

  1. To be fair, there is a significant difference only among men. I find that interesting.

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