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.
  • In the past month, 57% of Canadians and 61% of Americans report that they have relaxed in terms of following one or more of the public health safety measures mentioned. 37% of Canadians report they have relaxed in terms of proper social distancing. Among Americans, 44% have relaxed in terms of always wearing a mask outside their homes, and 43% have relaxed in terms of proper social distancing.
  • 25% of Canadians and 37% of Americans believe that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu.
  • Given the situation in their province/state, 34% of Canadians and 23% of Americans think we have entered the second wave of the pandemic.
  • 23% of Canadians and 41% of Americans believe that governments and health officials are exaggerating the threat posed by COVID-19 and the need for continued and rigorous public health safety measures.
  • 63% of Canadians are afraid of contracting the virus, an increase of 7 percentage points since last week.
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