In our continued curiosity of knowing how SaskWatch members are holding up with COVID-19, here’s what they told us in Week 16 (July 20 to 24)…

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

The word cloud below shows how people are feeling in Week 16 – in a single word:

Self-reported mental health softens, with just over six in ten describing themselves as happy, down from numbers in the high 60s over the past several weeks:

Stress levels due to COVID-19 have climbed again and are on par with sentiments noted in April and early May. Outlook for the weeks ahead has also declined sharply amid recent reports of rising cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan and other places in Canada:

Similarly, concern about the virus has risen while concern about the economy only has fallen. Most remain equally concerned about both:

 Comfort participating in most activities declines:

Comfort levels in having tourists from other provinces varies, correlating with the number of COVID-19 cases in each province:

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.