COVID Coping: Week 39

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

Here are the latest results from February 8 to 11, 2021.

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

Week 39 Results

Self-reported mental health improves slightly, and stress drops to levels last seen in October.

Outlook for the weeks ahead remains largely unchanged, with most feeling things will remain the same.

With more positive mindsets comes an increase in those who feel public health measures should be loosened, although opinions still remain very much divided.

If there are significant delays in getting vaccines out to the majority of residents, most feel we should ‘stay the course’ and wait till they are available.

Younger and middle-aged residents are more likely to suggest ‘loosening things up’.

Most residents pay closest attention to the number of daily new cases in Saskatchewan, followed by the number of deaths per day. Only one quarter pay most attention to the number of active cases.

A slim majority of residents support the federal government’s new policy of hotel quarantining for those returning to Canada from other countries.

A majority of residents say that cold weather negatively impacts their mood to at least some extent.

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