Weekly COVID-19 Pandemic Tracker – May 20, 2020

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Each week, Leger will publish a survey conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), and published in The Canadian Press, to help governments, businesses and citizens better understand the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians in the face of the current health and economic crisis. This series of surveys is available on Leger’s website.

HIGHLIGHTS (May 20, 2020)

Leger’s latest survey about COVID-19, conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in The Canadian Press, reveals that:

  • 47% of Canadians think the borders with the United States should not be reopened before the end of the year.
  • 60% of Canadians think their provincial government should maintain the pace at which it is relaxing social distancing/self-isolation measures.
  • 53% of Canadians are afraid of contracting COVID-19; however, this proportion continues to trend downward.
  • Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, 13% of Canadians indicate their mental health has been bad, and 2% indicate it has been very bad.

SURVEY METHODOLOGY

This web survey was conducted from May 15 to May 17, 2020, with 1,513 Canadians and 1,001 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.

Using data from the 2016 Census, the results were weighted by gender, age, mother tongue, region, education level and presence of children in the household in order to ensure a representative sample of the population.

For comparison, a probability sample of 1,513 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.

  • Do you think the deconfinement date should…?
  • At what time do you think we should reopen borders with the United States?
  • Do you wear a mask to do the following?
  • Just your impression, how would you describe the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on your own personal financial situation?
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