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Every week, we survey Canadians and Americans to explore their perspectives on COVID-19 and other current events. To help you stay up-to-date, we are sharing our latest results.

This survey is conducted using our representative LEO (Leger Opinion) panel, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), and published in The Canadian Press.

Here’s what you need to know this week.
BACK TO WORK
  • 32% of Canadian workers and 33% of American workers still work from home, while 23% and 18% are now back at their workplace.
[AMONG THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY WORKING]
  • When they think about the next few weeks, 15% of Canadians and 23% of Americans are afraid of losing their jobs.
[AMONG THOSE WHO ARE WORKING FROM HOME]
  • 89% of Canadians and 86% of Americans describe their telecommuting experience as positive.
  • If their manager ordered them to return to the office, 32% of Canadians and 41% of Americans would start looking for a job that allowed them to work from home.
THE THRONE SPEECH
  • Following Trudeau’s Throne Speech, 52% of Canadians are confident that the plan he presented will create more jobs and strengthen the economy.
COVID-19
  • 55% of Canadians and 35% of Americans believe the worst of the crisis is yet to come – a 5 percentage point increase among Canadians since last week.
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS
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