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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 7, 2020
Conducted using our representative LEO (Leger Opinion) panel, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), and published in The Canadian Press.
  • 86% of Canadians and 79% of Americans think wearing a face covering/protective mask on public transit should be mandatory.
  • 51% of Canadians and 60% of Americans currently find it stressful to leave their house and be in public.
  • Over the past couple of weeks, fear of contracting the coronavirus has been trending upward among Canadians.
IN THE NEWS: AIRLINE TICKET REFUNDS AND TRAVEL
  • 72% of Canadians oppose Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s decision to not force airlines to offer refunds to passengers.
  • Some airlines have relaxed in-flight physical distancing requirements (allowing passengers to be seated next to each other, selling adjacent seats, but maintaining the requirement to wear a face mask). 72% of Canadians and 63% of Americans are uncomfortable flying under these conditions.
  • 86% of Canadians and 36% of Americans disagree with reopening the Canada-US borders at the end of July.
VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS
6 BENEFITS OF USING AN ONLINE RESEARCH COMMUNITY
The COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to innovate rapidly. One of the things they have been forced to rethink is the way they do research, especially qualitative research, given that in-person focus groups are not currently possible due to social distancing measures.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, taking advantage of technological tools that allow you to conduct research and stay connected with your customers (and your employees) is becoming more important than ever. The solution? An online research community.