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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.
WEARING A MASK
  • 21% of Canadians and 43% of Americans believe that being required to wear a mask in public places violates their individual freedoms.
  • One-in-ten Canadians (12%) supports protests against wearing masks. Among Americans, it’s nearly triple that number (31%).
COVID-19
  • 69% of Canadians and 49% of Americans believe that, within the next three months, their country will return to lockdown, with businesses closing and orders to stay at home.
  • 50% of Canadians and 34% of Americans believe the worst of the crisis is yet to come.
  • In the past month, 63% of Canadians and 68% of Americans report that they have relaxed in terms of following one or more of the public health safety measures.
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS
We are pleased to offer you the full report on Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in North America, free of charge.

The goal of this specialized study is to redefine travel and tourism in the context of the COVID-19 era, and to develop an in-depth understanding of travellers’ needs, motivations, and behaviour in what may be a “new normal.”

Please click the following links to access the report(s) you are interested in: