Self-reported mental health softens slightly while stress levels remain comparatively low this week.

Optimism for the weeks ahead reaches record heights, with six in ten believing things will get better and a record low of only four percent feeling things will get worse.

Opinions of COVID-19 vaccination rollout continue to be positive in stark contrast to the first four months of the year.

Six in ten residents believe COVID-19 vaccines are effective against current variants, yet only two in ten say they are confident vaccines will protect against future variants that may arise. Opinions vary sharply between those who have had a vaccine and those who have not.

Given the financial strains faced by many during the pandemic, claimed charitable giving during COVID-19 has declined.

For more information on the Saskatchewan COVID-19 Barometer, please visit https://insightrix.com/saskatchewan-covid-19-research-resource-centre/.