Survey: Restrictions on social gatherings, journey had greatest damaging impacts | Provincial | Information

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HALIFAX, N.S. —

Outcomes of a survey into the results of COVID-19 restrictions present limits on social gatherings and journey had the largest damaging impacts for Atlantic Canadians in 2020.

On the plus aspect, the survey additionally confirmed that an elevated give attention to supporting native was the best silver lining of the yr.

This Narrative Analysis on-line survey was carried out from Jan. four to Jan. 10 and concerned 2,512 Atlantic Canadians from the market analysis firm’s on-line panel, East Coast Voice. 

In keeping with a information launch in regards to the survey outcomes, information confirmed each damaging and constructive results on the lives of Atlantic Canadians.

“Outcomes point out that social and journey restrictions have been the 2 main elements that negatively impacted life in 2020,” the discharge mentioned. “Over one-half of Atlantic Canadians report that the pandemic negatively impacted their means to assemble socially, whereas the identical portion of residents point out it has negatively impacted their means to journey.”

Far fewer individuals felt a big effect by lack of revenue or employment, however those that did have been prone to be in lower-income earners, whereas these with greater incomes have been most certainly to see damaging impacts from journey restrictions.

P.E.I residents have been those most negatively affected by journey restrictions in comparison with residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador.

However Nova Scotians and New Brunswickers have been extra affected by social restrictions.

“Regardless of the damaging impacts of the pandemic, just about all Atlantic Canadians (96%) acknowledge that there have been silver linings of the pandemic in 2020,” the discharge mentioned. “Mostly, residents talked about the elevated give attention to supporting native (46%), whereas roughly one-quarter point out assembly with well being professionals on-line as a substitute of in-person, connecting with relations, and coming collectively as a group.”

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Twenty per cent of residents reported that working from house was a silver lining. Others talked about making connections with individuals on-line, studying to prepare dinner/bake totally different meals, or getting a brand new pet. Solely solely 4 per cent of respondents mentioned they didn’t discover any silver linings final yr.

As a non-probability pattern (i.e., a panel pattern the place residents have joined a panel to share their opinions), and in accordance with CRIC Public Opinion Analysis Requirements, a margin of error shouldn’t be utilized. 

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