From January 20 to January 25, 2021, on behalf of Postmedia, Leger conducted an online survey among British Columbians to explore their perspectives on various topics, including breaking COVID-19 rules, the financial impact of COVID-19, support for leaders, and Dry January.
SOME OF THE KEY FINDINGS OF OUR SURVEY INCLUDE…
- Most British Columbians hold public figures to a higher standard when it comes to breaking COVID-19 rules: 85% think public figures should be permanently or temporarily dismissed for violating these rules.
- Half of British Columbians admit to not following the Public Health Order (PHO) rules all of the time.
- British Columbians think they’re doing better than others at following the rules. 61% say their commitment to the current PHO rules is better than others.
- Of the 17% of British Columbians who own or co-own a business, 44% say they are doing worse financially because of the pandemic.
- One-in-ten (13%) British Columbians over the age of 19 are committing to a Dry January.
- 1,032 residents of British Columbia aged 18 or older were surveyed online using Leger’s online panel, LEO, from January 20-25, 2021.
- Using data from the 2016 Census, the results were weighted according to age, gender, and region in order to ensure a representative sample of the population in British Columbia.
- No margin of error can be associated with a non-probability sample. However, for comparative purposes, a probability sample of 1,032 respondents would have a margin of error of ±3.1%, 19 times out of 20.