Leger’s Weekly Survey – September 29, 2020

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Every week, we survey Canadians and Americans to explore their perspectives on COVID-19 and other current events. Stay up to date on the latest trends and discover our most recent results below.

This survey is conducted in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in the Canadian Press. This series of surveys is available on Leger’s website.

BACK TO WORK

[AMONG THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY WORKING]

  • 32% of Canadians and 33% of Americans still work from home, while 23% and 18%  are now back at their workplace
  • When they think about the next few weeks, 15% of Canadians and 23% of Americans are afraid of losing their jobs

[AMONG THOSE WHO ARE WORKING FROM HOME]

  • 89% of Canadians and 86% of Americans describe their telecommuting experience as positive
  • If their manager ordered them to return to the office, 32% of Canadians and 41% of Americans would start looking for a job that allowed them to work from home. 

THE THRONE SPEECH

  • Following Trudeau’s Throne Speech, 52% of Canadians are confident that the plan he presented will create more jobs and strengthen the economy. 

COVID-19

  • 55% of Canadians and 35% of Americans believe the worst of the crisis is yet to come – a 5 percentage point increase among Canadians since last week. 

SURVEY METHODOLOGY

This web survey was conducted from September 25-27, 2020, with 1,514 Canadians and 1,001 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.

Using 2016 Census reference variables, the Canadian data was then analyzed and weighted by our statisticians according to gender, age, mother tongue, region, education level and the presence of children in households in order to render a representative sample of the general population.​ Using 2010 U.S. Census reference variables, the American data was then analyzed and weighted by our statisticians according to gender, age, region, race/ethnicity and household size in order to render a representative sample of the general population.

For comparison, a probability sample of 1,514 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.52%, 19 times out of 20, while a probability sample of 1,001 would have a margin of error of ±3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The research results presented here are in full compliance with the CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards and Disclosure Requirements.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE RESULTS FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND MORE! DOWNLOAD IT BELOW FOR THE FULL RESULTS.

  • The Federal government laid out its plan to re-build Canada’s economy, which included modernizing and strengthening social programs, investing in a Canada-wide early childcare system, a campaign to create one million jobs, and investing in “green” initiatives that will fight climate change and reduce carbon emissions. How confident are you this plan will lead to more jobs and a stronger in economy in the future?
  • What is your current work situation?
  • How would you describe your experience working from home?
  • When thinking about the next few weeks, are you afraid of losing your job or not?
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