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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 – JUNE 30, 2020
Conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in The Canadian Press.
  • 77% of Canadians think there will be a second wave of the virus.
  • Americans are more likely than Canadians to report they wear a mask when going grocery shopping (81% vs 56%), going to the pharmacy (65% vs 52%), using public transit (33% vs 22%), working in their office/workplace (35% vs 22%), and going for a walk (36% vs 14%).
  • 58% of Canadians and 70% of Americans think it should be mandatory to wear a mask when in public and confined spaces.
IN THE NEWS: CANADIAN VS AMERICAN PRIDE
  • 73% of Canadians think the National Flag (Maple Leaf) is the most iconic, recognizable symbol of Canada, followed by the RCMP (20%) and Ice Hockey (18%).
  • Canadians (90%) are prouder to be Canadian than Americans (74%) are to be American.
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS
HOW ENGAGED ARE EMPLOYEES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
Across Canada and the United States, many employees’ working arrangements, including how they interact with their organizations, employers, and colleagues, have shifted rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early May 2020, Leger and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) conducted a survey among Canadian and American employees (those who are not unemployed, furloughed, or laid off due to COVID-19) to explore:

  • How various attributes (including their productivitycollaboration with coworkers, satisfaction with their company, etc.) have changed since COVID-19
  • How well various company leaders and teams are communicating updates and information to them during COVID-19
  • How often they are currently speaking to their direct supervisor/manager (via phone, video conference, or face-to-face) currently, compared to before COVID-19
DISCOVER THE DETAILED RESULTS