Concerns About COVID-19 - July 20, 2020

Leger
on 20/07/2020

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 17 to July 19, 2020, with 1,524 Canadians and 1,004 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 1,004 would have a margin of error of +3.09%, 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?

  • 62% of Canadians and 70% of Americans are worried about children going back to school at the end of the summer.
  • 62% of Canadians and 79% of Americans think that children should be required to wear masks (either all the time at school/on school buses, or only outside of class during recess, lunch, and on school buses).
  • 59% of Canadians and 65% of Americans support a hybrid school week (i.e. their children in the classroom at school for a few days a week and receiving school lessons at home a few days a week).

Additional resources:

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