How SaskWatch members feel about COVID-19

In our continued curiosity of knowing how Saskatchewan residents are holding up with COVID-19, here’s what they told us in week five (April 20 to 22)…

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

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

In terms of self-reported mental health, Saskatchewan people remain positive this week, with six in ten describing themselves as happy:

Stress levels due to COVID-19 tapered off two weeks ago and hold steady this week. Optimism for the coming weeks remains positive.

Similar to last week, concerns about the virus are beginning to be replaced by concerns about economic uncertainty:

With talk of opening the Saskatchewan economy in the coming weeks, residents note varying levels of comfort participating in activities. Saskatchewan residents feel most comfortable visiting immediate family, visiting friends and returning to work. However, residents are far less comfortable playing sports with others, visiting restaurants or attending large indoor gatherings.

Saskatchewan residents have also continued to share a range of positive experiences and stories that have emerged amid the challenges being faced.

Here are some highlights to help brighten your day:

In addition to the stories shared above, below are a few heartwarming pictures to share as well:

Insightrix Research will continue to track how Saskatchewan residents are coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Stay tuned for updates here on the SaskWatch Research blog.