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As part of our goal to provide you with helpful information throughout these difficult times, we’re sharing the results of our most recent survey on COVID-19 (the coronavirus), conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in The Canadian Press.

Our May 5, 2020 edition also reveals that…

  • 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 vaccine available.
  • Half (50%) of Canadians have cancelled or changed their vacation plans in 2020 due to the pandemic.