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Main precautions taken by Canadians because of COVID-19, by period of web panel survey

Washed your hands more regularly Avoided leaving the house for non-essential reasons Avoided crowds and large gatherings Practised physical distancing when out in public Avoided touching your face Stocked up on essentials at a grocery store or pharmacy Made a plan for communicating with family, friends and neighbours Cancelled travel Filled prescriptions Worked from home 0 20 40 60 80 100 % First survey, March 29 to April 3First survey, March 29 to April 3 Second survey, May 4 to May 10Second survey, May 4 to May 10
Note(s):
All differences between the first web panel survey and the second were statistically significant, with the following exceptions: "avoided touching your face," "stocked up on essentials at a grocery store or pharmacy," "filled prescriptions" and "worked from home."
Source(s):
Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1 (March and April 2020) and Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 2 (May 2020).

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This is a bar clustered chart.

Main precautions taken by Canadians because of COVID-19, by period of web panel survey, %
  First survey, March 29 to April 3 Second survey, May 4 to May 10
Washed your hands more regularly 92.0 94.9
Avoided leaving the house for non-essential reasons 90.3 87.0
Avoided crowds and large gatherings 87.2 90.7
Practised physical distancing when out in public 86.9 92.1
Avoided touching your face 69.9 72.9
Stocked up on essentials at a grocery store or pharmacy 62.9 62.2
Made a plan for communicating with family, friends and neighbours 43.6 50.7
Cancelled travel 37.4 43.0
Filled prescriptions 31.9 35.2
Worked from home 29.0 28.9
Note(s):
All differences between the first web panel survey and the second were statistically significant, with the following exceptions: "avoided touching your face," "stocked up on essentials at a grocery store or pharmacy," "filled prescriptions" and "worked from home."
Source(s):
Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1 (March and April 2020) and Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 2 (May 2020).
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