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COVID Coping Week 9

How SaskWatch members feel about COVID-19

In our continued curiosity of knowing how SaskWatch members are holding up with COVID-19, here’s what they told us in week nine (May 19 to 21)…

We surveyed 400 Saskatchewan residents on our consumer panel, SaskWatch Research®, each week.

The word cloud below shows how people are feeling in week nine – in a single word:

Self-reported mental health continues to rise, with two thirds describing themselves as happy:

Stress levels due to COVID-19 remain at an all-time low since tracking began. After a week of fewer new cases in Saskatchewan, more feel the weeks ahead will get better:

Concern about the virus and the economy hold steady:

Saskatchewan people are becoming more comfortable participating in most activities, with positive shifts noted for the second consecutive week:

A slim majority of residents continue to closely follow news events related to COVID-19, although saturation on the topic is high:

While a majority feel it is important to remain cautious and keep life largely on hold for a little while longer, four in ten believe it is time to start getting on with life, even if it means taking some risks:

Since March 23, 2020, we started sharing a few brief insights from our online community, SaskWatch Research®. As we monitor and trend the results by week, we will share the information with you as we get it.

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