Weekly COVID-19 Pandemic Tracker – May 26, 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 26, 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:

  • Canadians are equally split on whether governments are telling the whole truth about COVID-19 (50%) or deliberately withholding information (50%)
  • 51% of Canadians think wearing a mask when in public should be mandatory
  • 86% of Canadians are concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall
  • 34% of Canadians think their provincial government should slow down the pace at which it is relaxing social distancing/self-isolation measures, up 7% from last week.

SURVEY METHODOLOGY

This web survey was conducted from May 22 to May 25, 2020, with 1,510 Canadians and 1,005 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 1,510 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.52%, 19 times out of 20, while a probability sample of 1,005 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 believe that governments are telling you the whole truth about COVID-19 or are they deliberately withholding information?
  • Should the wearing of a protective mask be made mandatory for all Canadians when they are out in public and confined spaces such as grocery stores, shopping malls or public transit?
  • As the governments start lifting protective measures, how concerned are you about a second wave of the virus in the fall?
  • Do you feel that your provincial government should accelerate, maintain, or slow down the pace at which it is relaxing social distancing/self-isolation measures to allow a gradual return to normal activities?
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