Each Friday, we will revisit an interesting poll result from the past few years. How do you compare to other Canadians? See our past poll results here: (http://www.vimyfoundation.ca/learn/poll-results/)
A November 2016 Poll by the Vimy Foundation asked respondents to identify the number of soldiers that died while serving in the First World War, by country. The average error found that respondents from France were the most accurate; while those from Canada and USA were the least accurate. All respondents grossly under-estimated French and German losses. Lastly, only respondents in the UK had a reasonably clear understanding of their own losses; all other respondents under-estimated the UK’s losses by at least a quarter million, with the Americans being the furthest off.