Report on COVID-19 survey | Canada | May 04, 2020
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 1 to May 3, 2020, with 1,526 Canadians and 1,002 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel.
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:
-Over three-in-five (64%) Canadians think the federal government should maintain the pace at which it is relaxing social distancing/self-isolation measures.
-Americans are approximately twice as likely as Canadians to think their state and federal government should accelerate the pace at which they are relaxing social distancing/self-isolation measures.
-16% of Canadians will not be comfortable with the government lifting restrictions on workplace and leisure activities until there is a COVID-19 vaccine available.
-Half (50%) of Canadians have cancelled or changed their vacation plans in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.