SASKATOON — According to a survey by Insightrix Research Inc., public support for loosening public health restrictions in the coming weeks is very much divided.
In addition, the survey indicates those in favour of ending restrictions are much more likely to have positive outlooks for the future while those opposed feel the opposite.
In answer to the question, “Do you support or oppose loosening restructions in the coming weeks?” 47 per cent answered opposed, 50 per cent said they supported loosening restrictions and four per cent said they were not sure.
Of those opposed to loosening restriction, 85 per cent said their future outlook was for the worse.
Of those who supported loosening restrictions, 84 per cent thought the future looked better.
In other survey results, a majority say they are ready to move on and live with the pandemic (64 per cent) and a similar proportion say they are sick of wearing masks (61 per cent). Only three in 10 believe this is the last major wave of COVID-19.