In our continued curiosity of knowing how SaskWatch members are holding up with COVID-19, here’s what they told us in Week 17 (August 3 to 7)…

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

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

Self-reported mental health returns to levels seen for several weeks in May and June, in the high 60s:

Despite improved mental health metrics, stress levels due to COVID-19 remain higher than what was noted in May and June and in the first part of July. Related to this, outlook for the weeks ahead remains less positive:

Similarly, most remain equally concerned about both the virus and the economy:

Opinions are divided on making mask wearing mandatory in Saskatchewan for outdoor public areas, although a strong majority would support mandatory mask wearing for inside stores and public buildings:

Most residents state they would be comfortable taking a COVID-19 vaccine once developed and approved by Canadian authorities:

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.