Today, Innovative Research Group Inc. released its latest tracking on COVID-related attitudes and behaviours. The online survey of 1,211 Canadians was conducted from December 16th to 22nd.
Canadians are more concern that they and vulnerable friends and family will catch COVID. Personal fear of catching COVID grew from 50% to 58% while fear for friends and family grew from 68% to 73%. Intensity of these views grew in both cases. Concern is now at its highest since April.
Government approval on managing COVID is also returning to April levels. While most governments are losing ground, the decline has been steepest for BC and Quebec, the provinces that had been doing the best until now.
Canadians more likely to see provincial public health restrictions as too loose (34%) than too tight (23%). BC and Ontario are more likely to say too loose while Alberta and Quebec are divided on whether restrictions too tight or too loose.