Earlier this month we posted an entry describing a Pan-Canadian Survey of Attitudes towards Online Learning During the Pandemic.  While the full data set – or really any information about this on-going study – is still not available on the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR) website, we did come across a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last month that contains some of the raw data.  The information relevant to our focus is below:

Canadians hopeful for new workplace arrangements, dreading mental health and economic impacts of pandemic: USask research

From March 1 to March 19, 1,002 people across Canada were asked by telephone what long-term impacts they perceived COVID-19 will have across 15 different categories. The results of the survey yield a margin of error or +/- 3.1% nationally (19 times out of 20, meaning the results can be considered reliable 95 per cent of the time).

“With the ramping up of our national vaccination efforts, and light at the end of the tunnel, we thought it interesting and important to look ahead to what a post-pandemic Canada may look like according to Canadians,” said Jason Disano, director of CHASR. “Much of the public opinion research collected since the onset of the pandemic have focused on the immediate or short-term impacts of COVID-19, such as adherence to public health measures and willingness to vaccinate.”

Positive long-term changes from COVID-19 (majority of respondents foresee a positive impact):

  • Online education delivery (63%)

Negative long-term changes from COVID-19 (majority of respondents foresee a negative impact):

  • Children’s education (54%)

The raw data that was posted is available at https://news.usask.ca/documents/chasr–long-term-impact-of-covid-19-pandemic—summary-of-results.pdf and it includes this information:

More to come as more is posted.

Positive long-term changes from COVID-19: Online education delivery (63%)

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