Concerns About COVID-19 - July 13, 2020

Leger
by Leger,
on 13/07/2020

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 July 10 to July 12, 2020, with 1,523 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 1,523 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.51%, 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.

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.
  • 27% of Canadians and 41% of Americans agree that requiring people to wear a mask in public places is an infringement on their personal freedoms.
  • 68% of Canadians and 58% of Americans think police officers should be able to fine/arrest people who do not wear masks in places where it is mandatory to do so.
  • When it comes to the COVID-19 crisis, an equal proportion of Canadians and Americans (40%) think the worst is yet to come.

Additional resources:

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