Majority of Canadians believe worst of COVID-19 pandemic is over: poll – CTV

Dec. 20, 2022

The majority of Canadians say they think the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, according to a new poll by Research Co.

Three-in-four respondents (75 per cent) stated the worst of pandemic is “behind us,” an increase of seven points compared to a similar poll conducted in August, per the survey.

The survey also found that 17 per cent of respondents (down three points from August) believe that worst of COVID-19 is ahead of us, while nine per cent of people (down three points) said they are not sure.

When it comes to whether people still see the pandemic as real threat, 70 per cent of respondents said yes, including 78 per cent among those aged 55.

“We continue to see cautious optimism when Canadians think about COVID-19,” Mario Canseco, President of Research Co., said in a news release. “Significant majorities of Canadians are both convinced that the situation will not worsen but still consider the virus a real threat.”

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