Canadian perception of the safety of GM foods for consumption by education 2017

This statistic illustrates consumer perception regarding the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada as of June 2017, broken down by the consumer's education. Some 34 percent of respondents, who have a high school education or less, perceived GM foods to be generally safe for consumption. Some 52 percent of respondents, who have a university degree or higher, perceived GM foods to be generally safe for consumption.

Consumer opinion on safety of genetically modified (GM) food consumption in Canada as of June 2017, by education*

High school or lessCollege/tech schoolUniversity or more
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Source

Release date

August 2017

Region

Canada

Survey time period

June 8 to 13, 2017

Number of respondents

1,512 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "In your opinion, is it safe to eat genetically modified (GM) foods?"

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