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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 – AUGUST 5, 2020
Conducted using our representative LEO (Leger Opinion) panel, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), and published in The Canadian Press.
  • 57% of Canadians are afraid of contracting COVID-19 (the same proportion as last week).
IN THE NEWS
WE CHARITY
  • 49% of Canadians say the WE Charity controversy has worsened their opinion of Justin Trudeau.
  • 49% of Canadians think that there should be an election if Justin Trudeau is found guilty of breaching the ethics code.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
  • Canadians and Americans are divided on whether it is justifiable to accuse people of sexual misconduct on social media.
  • Canadians find accusations of sexual misconduct made on social media nearly twice as credible (60%) if the victim’s identity is shared, versus if they remain anonymous (32%).
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
  • About one-third of Canadians (33%) and Americans (32%) think professional sports should resume although no COVID-19 vaccine is available.
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS
On August 6, 2020, at 10:00 am MDT (noon EDT), join us for a webinar about the results of our latest study on travel and tourism, Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in North America.

The webinar will be hosted by Edwin Sheppard, Associate Vice-President, Leger, who will present the key findings and their implications. Following the presentation, Tom Clark, Chair, Global Public Affairs will moderate a discussion with three guest speakers:

  • Bea Sarmiento, Senior Director, Research & Insights Lead, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated
  • Chantz Strong, Executive Director of Consumer & Market Intelligence, Destination Canada
  • Monique Smith, Senior Counsel, Global Public Affairs
This webinar is free to attend, but you must register to participate. Not available when the webinar is scheduled? Register, and you will receive a recording of the webinar after the broadcast.
REGISTER NOW