Abacus conducted online polling between February 7 and 24, 2023, while earlier polling involving nine focus groups was completed in the fall of 2022.
The survey read:
The Public Health Agency of Canada commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a public opinion research survey to understand how people make decisions regarding the use of public health measures (PHMs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The survey, Use of Public Health Measures (PHMs), Advice and Risk Assessment also included data from 6,200 Canadians nationwide.
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