Apr 13, 2020
By Jane Brown
It was likely the quietest Easter long weekend Canadians have known in their lifetimes, and has given way to a fifth week of isolation as we all continue to fight the spread of COVID-19.
It goes without saying we are all eager to reconnect.
A new Angus Reid survey reveals Canadians are most excited to hug friends, eat out, and go back to work when the COVID-19 threat recedes.
But Canadians are realistic as well, with most saying they are gearing up for the long haul.
Four out of five people surveyed believe it will be at least three to six months before things are back to normal in Canada, with half of those saying it will be longer than that.
So what are we doing in these days of staying at home?
Streaming movies and cleaning the house are the two top choices, followed by calling friends and family, and taking more walks.
More Key Findings:
Young people, those ages 18 to 34, are vastly more likely to be spending isolation streaming movies and TV shows, four-in-five (78%) are.
Women are particularly excited to get out and hug their friends or family. More than half of female respondents say this (55%) compared to 33 per cent of men.
Men, meanwhile, are more likely than women to say they are most looking forward to having a meal out at a restaurant (35% to 27%) or watching live sports.