Close to half of the public have changed their daily habits
TORONTO, March 7, 2020 /CNW/ - A new public opinion poll released today by polling group DART & maru/Blue shows that almost 10 million Canadian adults (32% +3 from one month ago) are concerned they may contract the Covid-19 virus. Almost half the public (46% +11) say they or someone in their household have changed their regular habits — of which more daily hand washing (38% +10), avoiding places where there are large gatherings of people such as sporting events, movies, the theatre or restaurants ( 12% +3), and purchasing extra supplies (11% +4) were the largest changes over last month. Among various leaders assessed in protecting Canadians from Covid-19, Provincial Ministers of Health (79%) get top marks followed by the World Health Organization (76%), local Health Officials (73%), and the Federal Health Minister (72%), while the Chinese government tumbles from 87% to 60% (-28.) The poll of 1,472 Canadians was on March 2, 2020 is considered accurate to within +/- 2.9 %.
Full results on these and other results are available at http://www.dartincom.ca/polls/
SOURCE Dart Insight and Communications
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