A shocking and horrible poll published by Angus Reid declares, “Americans more likely to believe in Bigfoot than Canadians”.
I know you folks might never see us very often — we haven’t had a war with you in a very long time, and I can understand why you might be inclined to forget about us given our cultural contributions have included Celine Dion and Justin Bieber. But I’m telling you, we exist. We don’t even have flip-top heads, like your Sunday night educational programming “South Park” might lead you to believe. Hockey was invented here. We make good beer.
Wait, what? That’s not what the survey says? Hang on. Knew I shoulda read it before starting this post. *grumble grumble*
Okay. So. Instead of saying that Americans don’t believe Canadians exist, it’s actually saying that Canadians are less likely than Americans to believe in Bigfoot. this is another case of a ridiculously bad title on a post that actually makes a decent case, with good evidence.
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.
The full pdf is worth a read. This is a hell of an uphill climb we have, telling people that they believe in ridiculous bullshit.