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Worry, Gratitude & Boredom: The COVID-19 Impact

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Worry, Gratitude & Boredom: The COVID-19 Impact

As COVID-19 affects mental, financial health, who fares better; who is worse?

According to Angus Reid Institute, half of Canadians (50%) report a worsening of their mental health, with one-in-ten (10% overall) saying it has worsened “a lot”.

Asked to describe how they have been primarily feeling in recent weeks, Canadians are most likely to say they’re worried, (44%), anxious (41%) and bored (30%), although fully one-third (34%) also say they are “grateful”.

The combination of deteriorating mental health and ongoing financial troubles at the household level creates a portrait of how the nation is faring through the crisis. 

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