COVID Coping Week 34

Since March 2020, we have been tracking how Saskatchewan residents have been holding up with COVID-19.

Here are the latest results from January 4-7, 2021.

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

Coming off the Christmas holidays, both self-reported mental health and stress levels improve. However, stress levels due to the pandemic remain high.

Outlooks for the weeks ahead have improved, with fewer believing things will get worse and most anticipating things will remain the same.

Just prior to Christmas, seven in ten residents stated they intended to follow new health restrictions over the holidays, with two in ten unsure and one in ten planning to ignore the restrictions. Reflecting back on actual behaviour, we find most (more than eight in ten) claim to have in fact followed the guidelines. Younger residents were more likely to admit to bypassing the restrictions. Among those who did gather with others, most (66%) were part of groups no larger than six people, including themselves.

Overall, two thirds of residents feel Christmas was worse than usual.

Two thirds of residents say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to them. Intent to become vaccinated rises with age.

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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