POLL: CANADIANS FATIGUED AND ANXIOUS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING LESS
Jun 15, 2020
By Bob Komsic
With summer’s arrival in a matter of days, public health officials are concerned Canadians are not as closely following measures and restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The Angus Reid Institute has found in its latest survey just 36% now say they’re staying away from public spaces as much as they were doing in the early days of the pandemic, while 56% are continuing to keep a safe distance from others as they were at the outset.
This as 31% of Canadians report to feeling ”fatigued” and 28% ”anxious” over the last few weeks.
As the number of new cases continues trending downward, those worried about catching the virus has dropped from a peak to 73% in early April to 46%.
The poll also found 41% believe the worst is yet to come while 59% think Canada’s made it through the most difficult time in terms of illness.
Canadians under 55 are much more likely to feel worn out or fatigued than older Canadians.
Men 55 and older are most likely to feel optimistic while women 18 to 54 are most likely to feel anxious.