Every two weeks, Leger publishes a survey conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), 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.
Why was the research conducted?Since March 19, 2020, we’ve updated you with the results of more than 40 surveys and studies on COVID-19 and other current events, in order to help governments, businesses, and citizens better understand the attitudes and behaviors of the Canadian population 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 December 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021 with 1,506 Canadians and 1,003 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.
For comparison, a probability sample of 1,506 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.53%, 19 times out of 20, while a probability sample of 1,003 would have a margin of error of ±3.09%, 19 times out of 20.
What are the key findings of the research?COVID-19 AND THE HOLIDAYS
- 62% of Canadians are not confident that we will be able to limit the spread of COVID-19 over the next few weeks.
- Over the holiday period, 34% of Canadians said they visited family/friends who live outside their home rarely (once), 12% said they did so occasionally (2-3 times), and 2% said they did so often (more than three times).
THE COVID-19 RESPONSE: SATISFACTION AND A VACCINE
- Canadians’ overall satisfaction with the measures put in place by the federal government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic (62%) is at its lowest point since March 23, 2020.
- 71% of Canadians and 53% of Americans plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one approved by Health Canada/the FDA is available (representing an increase of 5 percentage points among both groups since December 14, 2020).