National Post | Dominion Institute | INNOVATIVE Poll
Both Canadians and Americans view Osama bin Laden as a bigger threat to world peace than is President George W. Bush. The survey also indicates that Canadians distinguish between their views of President Bush and Americans in general. And in other findings, two-fifths of Canadians believe that Canada has been free-riding on national defence since the end of World War II. While terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is viewed in both Canada and the United States as a bigger danger to world security than is American President George W. Bush, there is a significant difference in intensity of feeling between the two countries. In the United States, three-quarters (73%) choose bin Laden compared to just one-half (49%) of Canadians.