(PresidentialHill.com)- Last weekend the Toronto Star released the results of a survey that found unvaccinated Canadians are twelve times more likely to believe Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “justified” than Canadians who have received three doses of the COVID vaccine.
Who would dream up such a ridiculous survey?
Well, the answer to that question is simple. Someone who wants to “prove” that the unvaccinated are more susceptible to online conspiracy theories and “disinformation.”
The survey, conducted by EKOS found that 26 percent of unvaccinated respondents said the Russian invasion was justified. But 35 percent of the unvaccinated had no opinion.
Meanwhile, among the fully vaccinated and boosted, only 2 percent of respondents said the invasion was justified and 4 percent had no opinion.
The president of the polling firm EKOS, Frank Graves, concluded that vaccine status “strongly predicts” a Canadian’s view of the conflict in Ukraine. Vaccinated respondents overwhelmingly opposed Russia and agreed with the measures imposed to aid Ukraine.
Of the 1,035 people surveyed, only ten percent were unvaccinated. So EKOS finds 103 people, 26 percent of whom said the invasion was justified. That’s a teeny subset of people. And despite this teeny subset, Frank Graves concludes that vaccination status “strongly predicts” how someone will view the war in Ukraine?
The survey found 82 percent of the triple-vaccinated respondents want tougher sanctions even if it means they have to pay more for fuel and food while only 18 percent of the unvaccinated feel the same way.
Meanwhile, 85 percent of vaccinated respondents want Canada to take in Ukraine refugees. Only 30 percent of the unvaccinated agree.
When asked if they think Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine, 88 percent of the vaccinated said yes while only 32 percent of the unvaccinated agreed.
Graves concludes that the survey proves the “corrosive influences of disinformation.” The unvaccinated, you see, are more likely to be drawn to online conspiracy theories than their vaccinated betters. And that has resulted in “poor decision-making,” Graves tells the Star.