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Nearly two-thirds of Canadians approve of how governments are handling COVID-19 (SURVEY)


The majority of Canadians are happy with the steps taken by federal and provincial governments in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis, according to a recent poll.

The results of an online survey representative of a national sample conducted by Research Co., show that 68 per cent of Canadians are happy with the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As was the case last month, Canadians aged 55 and over (71%) are more likely to endorse Ottawa’s performance on COVID-19,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.

“Majorities of Canadians aged 35-to-54 (68%) and aged 18-to-34 (66%) are also satisfied.”

(Research Co.)

However 34 per cent of respondents believe that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper would have been doing a better job than Trudeau — 50 per cent of the population disagrees with this statement.

Around 77 per cent of residents are happy with how their provincial governments are handling the pandemic, with 72 per cent in British Columbia providing the highest marks for their administration.

The survey found that both B.C. and Ontario, one-third of residents believe their former premiers — Christy Clark in British Columbia — would be doing a better job of responding the needs presented by the global pandemic.

Nevertheless, most in B.C. voted in favour of the current NDP-Green Party administration.

In Alberta, on the other hand, 54 per cent of respondents would prefer their former NDP premier Rachel Notley to be in charge during the COVID-19 pandemic over current CPC leader Jason Kenney.

The results of this poll are based on an online study conducted between April 6th and 8th among 1,000 adults that form a representative sample of the Canadian population.

The data was weighed statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region. The margin of error, which measures sample variability, is +/- 3.1 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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