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Only 20% of Canadians plan to download the government COVID Alert app

The majority of Canadians also doubt the app’s privacy protection.

According to the latest weekly survey by Leger Marketing released today, August 11, just 20% of Canadians say that they plan to download COVID Alert, the government’s contact tracing app. Furthermore, the majority of Canadians (52%) do not believe the claim that the COVID Alert app does not collect personal information or allow the government to see their location.

These results are from a web survey conducted by Leger Marketing from August 7 to 9, 2020, with 1,513 Canadians and 1,003 Americans, 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel. For the full list of results and methodology, please click here.

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