Angus Reid Institute conducted a survey asking Canadians about life and expectations during COVID-19 physical distancing days.
According to the survey results, two-in-five Canadians (41%) said they expect it will be three to six months before things are back to normal in Canada, and another two-in-five (43%) say it will be longer than that.
One of the survey questions was “When things get “back to normal”, whenever that is, what are you MOST looking forward to doing?” Nearly half (45%) said that they are looking forward to giving someone a big hug while one-in-three (34%) wanted to see and hang out with people outside their households. 55% of women respondents of the survey said that they want to hug their friends or family compared to 33 per cent of men who are more eager to eat a meal out at a restaurant (35% to 27%) or watch live sports.
WHAT CANADIANS ARE DOING
To the other question of what they are doing during the past 5 weeks of isolation (Is there anything you’ve been doing more in the last few weeks?), most respondents said that they are watching streaming TV and movies, cleaning and organizing spaces around the house, calling friends and family and taking more walks.