COVID Coping Week 22

Since March, we have been tracking how SaskWatch members have been holding up with COVID-19. Here are the latest results from September 21-23.

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 drops slightly for the second week in a row while stress levels remain steady:

Outlooks for the weeks ahead continue to decline slightly:

The incidence of wearing masks in buildings continues to rise:

Nearly two in ten Saskatchewan residents have reportedly downloaded the Government of Canada COVID Alert App, and another one third say they will be comfortable downloading it in the future:

Turning to finances, three in ten households report having taken on more debt since the onset of the pandemic. In contrast, only one in ten say their debt load has reduced. Concerns over being able to meet future household financial obligations is high:

And on a flighty note, one in ten Saskatchewan residents say they would be interested in taking a “plane to nowhere”:

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.

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