Results for - Pandemic forcing older Canadians to increase technology use: survey

3,055 voters participated in this survey

As the pandemic rages on, the stereotype that older people don't know how to use technology may have to be left by the wayside. In order to adapt to the changes we're facing as a society due to the spread of COVID-19, many older Canadians have begun to utilize online services and technologies they weren't previously using.

According to a recent AGE-WELL poll form Environics Research, 23 per cent of Canadians age 65 and older now use video calling on their smartphone--twice as many as those who did so a year ago. Of these, 60 per cent said they are doing so because of the pandemic. Do you use video calling much more now due to the pandemic?

1. According to a recent AGE-WELL poll form Environics Research, 23 per cent of Canadians age 65 and older now use video calling on their smartphone--twice as many as those who did so a year ago. Of these, 60 per cent said they are doing so because of the pandemic. Do you use video calling much more now due to the pandemic?

Yes
29%
877 votes
No
71%
2,123 votes

2. Additionally, 19 per cent of Canadians age 65 and older are using online shopping for essential items such as groceries. Have you used online shopping more than usual during the pandemic?

Yes
40%
1,188 votes
No
46%
1,375 votes
Not Applicable
15%
437 votes

3. If you are someone who did not use a lot of technology before the pandemic, do you find yourself using technology more than usual during the pandemic?

Yes
28%
833 votes
No
35%
1,055 votes
Undecided
8%
225 votes
Not Applicable
30%
887 votes

4. Have you learned any new technological skills , apps or websites since the pandemic began?

Yes
31%
934 votes
No
69%
2,066 votes
10/02/2020 Technology 3055 35 By: Tellwut

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