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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 the results of our latest survey.

COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS – JULY 21, 2020
Conducted using our representative LEO (Leger Opinion) panel, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), and published in The Canadian Press.
  • Among Canadians, fear of contracting COVID-19 continues to climb.
  • 33% of Canadians think governments should slow down the pace at which they are relaxing social distancing/self-isolation measures, an increase of 7% from last week.
  • 50% of Canadians and 62% of Americans do not think we have reached the end of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IN THE NEWS: BACK TO SCHOOL
(ASKED TO CANADIANS/AMERICANS WITH SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN)
  • 62% of Canadians and 70% of Americans are worried about children going back to school at the end of the summer.
  • 62% of Canadians and 79% of Americans think that children should be required to wear masks (either all the time at school/on school buses, or only outside of class during recess, lunch, and on school buses).
  • 59% of Canadians and 65% of Americans support a hybrid school week (i.e. their children in the classroom at school for a few days a week and receiving school lessons at home a few days a week).
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON TOURISM IN NORTH AMERICA
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been effectively shut down around the globe. This has resulted in a deep and direct hit to airlines, hotels, tour operators, restaurants, and many other tourism-related businesses. ​

While we do not yet know the full extent of the impact that COVID-19 will have, we do know that its effects will be felt long after travel bans and social distancing measures are removed.

Our new specialized study focuses on redefining travel and tourism in the context of the COVID-19 era, and developing an in-depth understanding of travellers’ needs, motivations, and behaviour in what may be a “new normal.”

DISCOVER THE KEY FINDINGS