Chart 3
Proportion of Canadians who increased certain weekly habits because of the COVID-19 pandemic, by period of web panel survey

Consuming alcohol Using tobacco products Consuming cannabis Eating junk food or sweets Watching television Spending time on the Internet Playing video games Playing board games 0 20 40 60 80 % 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):
Statistically significant differences were found between the first web panel survey and the second only for "consuming alcohol" and "eating junk food or sweets." For other categories, the differences were not statistically significant.
Source(s):
Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1 (March and April 2020) and Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 2 (May 2020).

Chart description


This is a bar clustered chart.

Proportion of Canadians who increased certain weekly habits because of the COVID-19 pandemic, by period of web panel survey, %
  First survey, March 29 to April 3 Second survey, May 4 to May 10
Consuming alcohol 13.6 18.8
Using tobacco products 3.1 4.9
Consuming cannabis 6.0 6.6
Eating junk food or sweets 26.7 35.2
Watching television 63.1 58.7
Spending time on the Internet 67.6 69.1
Playing video games 22.4 25.7
Playing board games 24.5 22.0
Note(s):
Statistically significant differences were found between the first web panel survey and the second only for "consuming alcohol" and "eating junk food or sweets." For other categories, the differences were not statistically significant.
Source(s):
Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1 (March and April 2020) and Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 2 (May 2020).
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