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Support for public health restrictions across Canadian businesses has dropped sharply since the fall

/EIN News/ -- TORONTO, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the latest survey from The Business Monitor by Modus Research, Canadian executives were asked whether the government should be easing or tightening public health restrictions, given the current state of the pandemic. This question was asked in the fall of 2020 and again in spring of 2021.

The results from the spring survey show that Canadian businesses are now equally divided on whether public health restrictions should be tightened or eased. This represents a strong shift from the fall where those supporting tighter restrictions outnumbered those favouring easing restrictions by almost 2-to-1.

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There are some notable regional differences in these results. In Alberta only 24% support tighter restrictions, while in Ontario this number leads all regions at 44% (still well below the national average from the fall).

Economic confidence is a key factor in whether or not businesses favour easing or tightening public health restrictions. Businesses who favour tightening restrictions have a much more favourable outlook on the economy, both short- and long-term, than those who favour easing them.

This survey was carried out among a representative sample of over 900 Canadian managers and executives in March 2021. The survey relied on multimodal data collection, using both online and mobile phone interfaces. The sample is scientific (i.e., probability-based) and representative of all Canadian businesses.

About The Business Monitor

The Business Monitor is Canada’s B2B omnibus service. Results from The Monitor are based on scientific samples of Canadian business leaders from the Modus Business Panel – the gold standard for B2B research in Canada. Surveys from the Modus Business Panel are multimodal, using both online and mobile data collection techniques.

About Modus Research

Established in 2012, Modus Research is a full-service research agency that provides clients with actionable feedback from Canadian enterprises based on scientifically representative samples. We are Canada’s B2B research experts.

For more information on this release or The Business Monitor please contact:

Charlie Graves

President, Modus Research

cgraves at modusresearch dot com

Twitter: @ModusResearch

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Big Decrease in Support for Public Health Restrictions

There has been a sizable shift in Canadian business leaders' stance on public health restrictions