202205 Aug

Abacus Data | COVID worries continue to decline


Only 23% (down 3 points in a couple of weeks) say the government should take all possible measures to reduce the spread of the disease, even if it means returning to the way things were earlier in the pandemic. Hesitance or refusal is highest among those under 45, those with lower levels of formal education, those who dislike the Prime Minister, those in rural areas, and People’s Party voters. “Canadians have not concluded that Covid is gone from their lives, but most have – for the moment anyway – decided that the level of serious illness is lower than it was and low enough for them to hesitate about the prospect of another wave requiring the imposition of mandates and other restrictions on everyday life. A random sample of panelists were invited to complete the survey from a set of partner panels based on the Lucid exchange platform. These partners are typically double opt-in survey panels, blended to manage out potential skews in the data from a single source.

Source: Abacusdata