7 IN 10 CANADIANS WANT PUBLIC HEALTH RESTRICTIONS TO STAY WHILE VACCINATIONS CONTINUE: LEGER SURVEY

Jun 22, 2021

By Jane Brown

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Canadians are feeling cautious about the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

Nearly 7 in ten respondents to a survey by Leger and The Association for Canadian Studies say restrictions should remain in place as people continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Leger Executive Vice-President Christian Bourque says Canadians are still fairly prudent and careful as they wait until the end of the vaccination campaign, or at least until governments say that they’ve reached all their vaccination targets.

In addition, it seems the pandemic has impacted the wellness of many Canadians, with many admitting they have been exercising less, gaining weight, drinking more alcohol and smoking more cannabis.

Thirty-six per cent of respondents say their level of exercise has decreased, 39 per cent say they have gained more weight, 16 per cent say they have drunk more booze and nine per cent say they have smoked more pot since the beginning of the pandemic.

The online poll of 1,542 adult Canadians was carried out June 18th to 20th, and it cannot be assigned a margin of error because internet-based surveys are not considered random samples.

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