As COVID-19 infection counts continue to rise nation-wide, provinces have also begun to introduce new rounds of restrictions.
According to a recent study by the Angus Reid Institute, these restrictions have garnered near-equal intensity between those who want to see their communities lock down even further and those who want to resume their pre-pandemic lives.
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And when it comes to BC, the poll found that twice as many people say restrictions have been too lax (55%) as those who say they are about right (27%).
Assessments of the performance of provincial governments also vary from coast to coast. The Atlantic Canadian provinces are seen by people in their region as handling the pandemic the best, although in BC, Premier John Horgan earns majority praise too.
On a national level, 43% of Canadians say that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done a good job of handling the pandemic, while 52% say he has done a poor job.
The Angus Reid Institute conducted an online survey from April 5 to 8, 2021 among a representative randomized sample of 1,577 Canadian adults who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.