Concerns About COVID-19 - May 25, 2020

Leger
on 25/05/2020

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.

Why was the research conducted?

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.

How was the research conducted?

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.

What are the key findings of the research?

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.

Additional resources:

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