Majority of Canadians Say They Don’t Use Products Made With Child Labor

shutterstock_163502138Do you think child labor in other countries can be reduced simply by changing your purchasing behaviors?

According to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of  World Vision Canada, 46% of Canadians admit to using imported products that might’ve been made by children oversees; however, 54% believe they don’t consume any products made by children overseas.

Few Canadians believe they don’t use products that have been manufactured using child labor. Eighty-two percent agree that they have ‘no idea if what they’re buying is contributing to the exploitation of children in other countries’, while just 18% say they do know.

Would you change your purchasing behaviors if you knew that it can reduce child labor in other countries?