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 13 (June 15 to 18)…

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

The word cloud below shows how people are feeling in Week 13 – in a single word:

Self-reported mental health shows the greatest positive lift since tracking began, with more than seven in ten describing themselves as happy:

Stress levels due to COVID-19 also reach an all-time low. Outlook for the weeks ahead remains positive:

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

Comfort participating in several activities continues to increase or hold steady. The largest increases since tracking began are for visiting friends, going to a restaurant or shopping mall and attending indoor gatherings:

When asked what the most important thing to address in the coming months is, a wide range of issues are mentioned. Most comments relate to preventative measures, the economy and efforts to resume with normal life.

Specific suggestions commonly include keep our social distance, remain cautious and continued focus on restarting the economy:

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.