A new study looking into how university students feel about Quebec’s religious symbols law is painting a bleak picturecaroline_colijn, with many saying they’ve lost faith in the province and plan to leave.
The study, completed by researchers from two Montreal-based universities, asked post-secondary students, recent graduates and prospective students about their feelings on Bill 21.?
The bill, also known as Quebec’s Laicity ActRichard Lautens, became law in June 2019. It banned some civil servants, including teachers, police officers and government prosecutors, from wearing religious symbols at work within the province.
The study acknowledged the sample size is “relatively small” — 629 respondents, polled from Oct. 2020 through to Nov. 2021 — and has a “strong possibility of selection bias,” as those who feel more strongly about Bill 21 are more likely to have responded to the survey.?