How SaskWatch members are coping with COVID-19

In our continued curiosity of knowing how SaskWatch members are holding up with COVID-19, here’s what they told us in week eleven (June 2 to 4)…

We surveyed 400 Saskatchewan residents on our consumer panel, SaskWatch Research®, each week.

The word cloud below shows how people are feeling in week eleven – in a single word:

Self-reported mental health holds steady for the third straight week, with two thirds describing themselves as happy:

Stress levels due to COVID-19 remain in the low 60s for the fourth straight week. Outlook for the weeks ahead hits an all-time high, with equal proportions believing things will get better or stay the same:

Concern about both the virus and the economy holds steady for another week:

In the week prior to Phase 3, comfort participating in most activities holds steady or rises slightly.

Saskatchewan residents’ summer travel plans remain very moderate, but some increases are noted this week.

Opinions are mixed regarding preferences toward the new school year in the fall. Six in ten support kids returning to classrooms in September while two in ten feel online learning should continue instead of in-class sessions. Parents of school-aged children are much more supportive of kids returning to the classroom.

Opinions are mixed regarding what should take place in schools if COVID-19 cases emerge. However, most feel that if localized outbreaks occur, other parts of the province should continue with schooling.

Since March 23, 2020, we started sharing a few brief insights from our online community, SaskWatch Research®. As we monitor and trend the results by week, we will share the information with you as we get it.