How are Canadians coping with the COVID-19 situation?

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How are Canadians coping with the COVID-19 situation?

Between March 29 and April 3, Statistics Canada collected timely information via a new web panel online survey, the Canadians Perspectives Survey Series. This infographic presents the first findings of the survey.

Many Canadians are anxious

Proportion of Canadians aged 15 and older who are “very” or “extremely” anxious about…

Overloading the health system: 84%
The health of a household member: 54%
Their own health: 36%
Family stress from confinement: 32%

Main precautions taken by Canadians as a result of the COVID-19 situation


Table 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Percent (appearing as column headers).
Percent
Washing your hands more regularly 92
Avoided leaving house 90
Avoided crowds and large gatherings 87
Used social distancing when out in public 87
Avoided touching your face 70
Stocked up on essentials at a grocery store or pharmacy 63
Made a plan for communicating with family, friends and neighbours 44
Cancelled travel 37
Filled prescriptions 32
Worked form home 29

What are Canadians doing during the crisis?


Table 2
Table summary
This table displays the results of The information is grouped by Proportion of Canadians who... (appearing as row headers), Aged 15-49, Aged 50+ and All, calculated using Percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Proportion of Canadians who... Aged 15-49 Aged 50+ All
Percent
Spend more time on Internet 75 58 68
Spend more time watching TV 66 60 63
Spend more time playing video games 35 7 22
Increased their alcohol consumption 20 7 14

Source: Canadian Perspectives Survey Series, March/April 2020

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