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COVID-19: Two-in-three Canadians say borders should be closed to keep sun-seekers close to home

Nine-in-ten say politicians must set an example and stay home January 14, 2021 – What happens when heightened anxiety from

Itching for injection: Number of Canadians who say they want to be vaccinated ASAP against COVID-19 surges

Half of Canadians believe the amount of time they’ll have to wait for vaccination is too long January 11, 2021

What to do when it’s over? After COVID-19, Canadians long to live stress-free, hug their friends and travel

Return-to-normal not expected by most until at least next fall, if ever December 22, 2020 – For many Canadians, the

COVID Christmas: High anxiety around surging infections, but many won’t commit to staying home for the holidays

For those who mark Christmas religiously, many will turn to tech and scripture in lieu of church December 7, 2020

More Canadians willing to roll up their sleeves right away as national COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins

Majority express confidence in federal government’s ability to effectively manage vaccine distribution December 14, 2020 – Perhaps it was the

Pfizer, Moderna & Meh: Highly effective COVID-19 vaccines don’t impact Canadian desire for immunization

Canadians no more, no less willing to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus than two months ago November 20, 2020 –

Questions over vaccine rollout drive negative perceptions of Trudeau government’s crisis management

PM’s own political fortunes untouched by worsening views of federal COVID-19 management December 3, 2020 – As Canadians watch Britons

Provincial Spotlight: As pandemic wears on, governments losing support on economic, COVID-19 management

Political realities in Alberta and Manitoba change over the year with opposition parties gaining strength December 10, 2020 – New

COVID-19 across the border: Americans say they’re far more stressed and financially pressed than Canadians do

People in neither country confident their neighbours will do what’s needed to reverse rising case numbers November 2, 2020 –

Most say Trudeau government handling COVID-19 crisis well, but Liberals, CPC remain in virtual tie on vote intent

Canadians equally divided over whether they approve or disapprove of prime minister November 10, 2020 – Promising news about a

Isolation, Loneliness, and COVID-19: Pandemic leads to sharp increase in mental health challenges, social woes

Percentage of older Canadians using video calling apps has nearly doubled since last year October 14, 2020 – As COVID-19

Vacillate or Vaccinate? Fewer than half of Canadians say they’d get a COVID-19 inoculation as soon as possible

Number of Canadians indicating they’d seek vaccination ASAP drops seven points since mid-summer October 2, 2020 – For hundreds of

Second Wave Angst: COVID-19 concern levels rebound to April highs as Canadians brace for worse to come

One-quarter continue to suffer from poor mental health as pandemic wears on September 30, 2020 – As public health officials

Philanthropy, Pandemic & Political Scandal: COVID-19 curtails donor giving; WE affair weakens trust in charities

Nearly two-in-five Canadian donors say they’re giving less since COVID-19 pandemic began September 17, 2020 – As it has done

As election talk heats up, one-quarter of Canadians cool to voting in person during pandemic

Centre-left voters are more hesitant than Conservatives to head to a polling place this fall September 10, 2020 – As

COVID-19 Compliance: One-in-five Canadians making little to no effort to stop coronavirus spread

‘Cynical Spreaders’ disregard most safety precautions, view public health officials negatively August 17, 2020 – Canadians enter their sixth month

COVID-19: Three-in-five worry about side-effects of a vaccine; many plan to take a ‘wait and see’ approach

While some are hesitant to get vaccine, four-in-five say they would do it to protect their family August 4, 2020

As pandemic endures, three-in-ten Canadians say restrictions in their own province don’t go far enough

Albertans and Manitobans more critical of provincial response than those in the rest of the country August 13, 2020 –

Canadians’ personal financial circumstances improving, but majority will defer major purchases in the next year

Two-thirds say they’re spending less on non-essential items over the past month July 23, 2020 – As communities try to

COVID-19: Half of Canadians confident their community would lock down again if second wave arrives

Half fear a second wave would do worse economic damage than first July 20, 2020 – Temperatures are rising across

COVID-19: Canadian concern over falling ill on the rise again

Majority of Canadians wearing mask most of the time in public (55%), many wear one rarely, never (45%) July 16,

Blame, bullying and disrespect: Chinese Canadians reveal their experiences with racism during COVID-19

Half say they have been called names or otherwise insulted during COVID-19 outbreak June 22, 2020 – It has been

As COVID-19 rewrites playbook on social safety net, majorities support idea of basic income of up to 30K

But who will pay? Two-thirds reject increase in their own taxes, most feel wealthy should be responsible June 18, 2020

Three months after COVID-19 pandemic declared, Canadians express ‘fatigue’, are social distancing less

Young people, ages 18 to 34, are least likely to be continuing to follow advice from health officials June 15,

So long, office space? Two-thirds of Canadians who work from home expect it to continue after pandemic

Half feel the worst of COVID-19’s economic impacts are over, while half feel the worst is yet to come June

Despite COVID-19 shutdown, Canadians personal financial optimism for the coming year improves

Half confident in Trudeau to prevent worsening health crisis, fewer confident in economic stewardship June 4, 2020 – The COVID-19

From sea to locked down sea: Most want US border to stay closed, reluctant to welcome interprovincial visitors

One-in-three say their provincial border should be closed, half say guidance from officials is enough May 22, 2020 – With

COVID-19 side effects: 38% of Canadians have missed medical appointments or procedures due to restrictions

Among those who aren’t accessing medical care, ¾ say it has had a negative impact on their health May 27,

Don’t take me out to the ball game: Sports fans eager for empty arena games, hesitant to attend in person

Asked if they would go and sit in a crowd in October or November one-quarter of avid fans say ‘no

Canadian opinions of China reach new low

85% of Canadians say Chinese government has not been honest or transparent about pandemic May 13, 2020 – The latest

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