Legion Awareness and Attitude Survey Results

Feb 11, 2015
Environics Survey confirms prominent role of the Legion in Communities all across Canada.

OTTAWA, February 11th, 2015 – In August 2012, Environics Research Group conducted an omnibus survey about the Legion and the results of those polled who are aware or have heard about The Royal Canadian Legion is very telling.

Some 95% of those surveyed believed it was very or somewhat important that the Legion “assist Canadian Veterans in obtaining pensions and other services.”

Similarly, some 93% of those surveyed felt it was very or somewhat important that the Legion “promote and continue the tradition of Remembrance Day in Canada.”

Another majority of Canadians surveyed who were aware of The Legion said, when asked: “Do you have a very favourable, somewhat favourable, somewhat unfavourable or very unfavourable opinion or impression of The Royal Canadian Legion?” that they had either a very or somewhat favorable impression of the Legion (e.g. 81%)

When asked, “If the Royal Canadian Legion will or will not continue to have a function or role in Canadian society?” Again an overwhelming majority (e.g. 72%) of those polled said the Legion will have a future.

Finally, when asked if there was any: “negative thing that comes to mind about The Royal Canadian Legion” of those aware of the Legion almost 60% said “no.”

“These poll results make it clear that the Legion has, over the course of its 90 years, played an important role for our Veterans and our communities. It is a tradition that we gladly accept and will continue with pride,” says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles.

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For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or bruce.poulin@legion.ca6.