Concerns About COVID-19 - June 29, 2020

Leger
on 29/06/2020

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.

Why was the research conducted?

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.

How was the research conducted?

This web survey was conducted from June 26 to June 28, 2020, with 1,524 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 1,524 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.51%, 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?

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.

77% of Canadians think there will be a second wave of the virus.
58% of Canadians and 70% of Americans think it should be mandatory to wear a mask when in public and confined spaces.
Americans are more likely than Canadians to report they wear a mask when going grocery shopping (81% vs 56%), going to the pharmacy (65% vs 52%), using public transit (33% vs 22%), working in their office/workplace (35% vs 22%), and going for a walk (36% vs 14%).

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