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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.

COVID-19
  • 68% of Canadians and 59% of Americans say they would NOT take a free dose of the recently released COVID-19 vaccine produced by Russia, if given the opportunity.
  • 45% of Canadians and 47% of Americans think COVID-19 safety measures will remain after a vaccine or a cure becomes widely available.
IN THE NEWS

CANADIAN FEDERAL POLITICS
  • If the federal Liberal government loses a non-confidence vote in September, 38% of Canadians are for having a general election this fall, 42% are against, and 19% are unsure.
  • According to Canadians, among the federal party leaders, Jagmeet Singh best represents honesty and integrity, while Justin Trudeau best represents being charismatic, a good communicator, caring and compassionate, decisive, and intelligent.

THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY

  • 28% of Canadians and 30% of Americans who are currently working think their company/organization will have layoffs before the end of the year.
  • 32% of Canadians and 28% of Americans say their family is worse off financially in 2020 than it was in 2019.
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS