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A lot has happened in the past two years.

So how are Canadians feeling?

According to a study by Research.co, positive views on performance of the various levels of the Canadian government regarding their management of COVID-19 has increased.

The online survey, which included a representative nation sample, revealed 76% of Canadians think the worst of COVID-19 is now “behind us”, up 14 points since a similar poll conducted in April.

When broken down by province, 71% of British Columbians believe the pandemic is unlikely to worsen. 

However, 78% of Canadians consider COVID-19 a real threat and 45% of Canadians are still “anxious” about the end of the pandemic restrictions and mandates in their community.

When it comes to federal regulations, 61% of Canadians are currently satisfied with the way the federal government has dealt with the pandemic.

Not only has the federal satisfaction level increased, but the rating has also improved for provincial governments (63% +6) and municipal administrations (65% +5).

In the four most populous provinces, the level of satisfaction is highest in Quebec (67%, +8), followed by Ontario (65%, +4), British Columbia (62%, +1) and Alberta (53%, +16).

Satisfaction ratings for the federal chief public health officer also rose across the country in the most recent study.

“The numbers are remarkably consistent when Canadians rate the way their provincial health officers or chief medical officers are dealing with COVID-19,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co. 

“Ontario is at the top of the list among the four most populous provinces at 67%, followed by Quebec with 66%, Alberta with 65% and British Columbia with 63%.”


Results are based on an online study conducted from April 16th to April 18th, among 1,000 adults in Canada.

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