One in five Manitobans plans holiday gatherings outside household: poll

December 9, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press

A recent poll by The Angus Reid Institute and Cardus found that 20 per cent of Manitobans plan to meet with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. Anxiety about contracting COVID-19 or passing it on to friends and family was also recorded: three in four Manitobans polled say they believe the worst of the pandemic's effects are yet to come.

Cardus executive vice-president Ray Pennings said, "The poll speaks to a "dissonance" between the data and how people are approaching the holidays...I think people are saying there's more to life than just health - family, faith, all these other dimensions of life which are sort of captured in Christmas - matter to us."