How concerned are Canadians about the coronavirus?: A Leger Poll

February 14, 2020

The coronavirus (now called COVID-19)* continues to make headlines, not just in Canadian news, but across the world.

From February 7 to February 10, 2020, Leger conducted 2,364 online surveys among Canadians aged 18 or older, with an oversample in British Columbia, using our proprietary LEO panel. Using data from the 2016 Census, results were weighted according to age, gender, and region in order to ensure a representative sample of the population.

The survey focused on exploring Canadians’ perspectives and behaviours with respect to the coronavirus, including:

  • Level of concern about the threat posed to Canada (and to their community) by the coronavirus
  • The sources they obtain information on the coronavirus from
  • Whether they are taking precautions to reduce the potential risk posed by the coronavirus to their immediate family (and the specific precautions they are taking)
  • Whether they believe that the Canadian government and health authorities are doing enough to protect Canadians from the risk posed by the coronavirus

For more information, please download our full report.

To explore the perspectives of residents of Metro Vancouver and other areas of British Columbia specifically, please consult our report here.

If you are interested in learning more, or conducting a similar study, don’t hesitate to contact us using the “Contact us!” button below.

*Note: For the duration of the study, the virus was called the coronavirus, as of Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the virus is now called COVID-19.

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