Atlantic Canadians remain highly satisfied with both their provincial government’s and the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, though satisfaction is beginning to decline.

HALIFAX, December 17th, 2020

In the tenth month of the global pandemic, Atlantic Canadians remain largely satisfied with both their respective provincial government’s and the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Across the region, there is a high degree of satisfaction with how provincial governments have handled the crisis (84% satisfied, down 5 points from July). The degree of satisfaction is most positive in PEI, where over half the population is completely satisfied, compared with just one third of residents of New Brunswick or Newfoundland and Labrador.

Across the population, women are more likely to be satisfied with their province’s handling of the pandemic (89%) compared with men (79%). In addition, Boomers are more highly satisfied compared with younger residents.

Turning to the handling of the crisis by the federal government, three quarters of residents indicate satisfaction, though positive ratings appear to be waning over the course of the pandemic (76%; down 8 points from July and 10 points from April).

By province, satisfaction is highest in Nova Scotia and PEI, and slightly lower in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador

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This survey was conducted from November 30 – December 7, 2020 with 2,742 Atlantic Canadians from Narrative Research’s online panel, East Coast Voice. As a non-probability sample (i.e. a panel sample where residents have joined a panel to share their opinions), and in accordance with CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards, a margin of error is not applied. 

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