How SaskWatch members feel about COVID-19

In our continued curiosity to know how Saskatchewan residents are holding up with COVID-19, here’s what they told us in week seven (May 5 to 7)…

Week Seven Results

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

The word cloud below shows how people are feeling in week seven – 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 have increased this week and optimism for the future has waned:

Mirroring future outlooks, concerns about the virus have increased slightly since last week:

With the gradual opening of the Saskatchewan economy, residents continue to note varying levels of comfort participating in activities. Comfort participating in some activities softens this week:

Most residents support the government’s plans to reopen the economy, although support has softened this week. Further, nearly four in ten think the time frame is too fast:

With the return of nice weather, many Saskatchewan residents continue to notice a decline in social distancing practices:

Among those currently working from home, opinions are very divided in terms of comfort level in returning to the work setting if asked by one’s employer:

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.