Canadians (17%) More Likely Than Americans (3%) To Say War of 1812 Most Important War in Formation of Country’s Identity

But Americans Slightly More Likely than Canadians to Say It’s Important to Commemorate Event, Teach the War in School

Monday, February 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – Amidst the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, nearly two in ten (17%) Canadians believe that the War of 1812 was the most important War in the formation of Canadian identity – far exceeding the 3% of Americans who say it was the defining war in the formation of American identity.

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Canadians (17%) More Likely Than Americans (3%) To Say War of 1812 Most Important War in Formation of 
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