Globe readership insights during COVID-19
Research study – April 2021
Our latest Globe Insiders audience research reconnected with Globe readers to explore how they’ve been faring this year, and what they are looking forward to and planning for, in Canada’s recovery phase
Explore our highlights to discover opportunities for brands and advertisers to help Canada recover, as we accelerate toward the recovery phase and into a new normal.
April 15 – 21, 2021
1,628 participants – 37% response rate
Results were weighted to represent the age demographics of our print and digital readers. (Vividata Winter 2021 Study, National Adults 18+)
Globe readers are looking forward to getting back to “normal”
Once Canadians are vaccinated and the COVID-19 crisis ends, how likely are you to do the following? Base: Very likely and Somewhat likely (n= 1,628)
Globe readers have not seen a large financial impact
While many feel their mental and physical health has been affected, most readers (85%) said the pandemic has had no negative impact or a small negative impact to their income and finances.
To what degree do you feel the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the following? (n=1,628)
Globe readers have been saving more and spending less
When thinking about your experiences over the past year during COVID-19, how would you rate your level of agreement with the following statements?
Base: Agree and Somewhat agree (n= 1,628)
Our audiences need vital news and financial information,
along with support and positive inspiration for what’s ahead
Top stories that Globe readers want from us.
Vaccine rollout / schedule
Investigative reports / analysis on government strategies
Information around vaccines
Updates on COVID-19 statistics
Topics unrelated to Covid-19
How to stay active and healthy in body and spirit
Stories on how Canadians are handling the pandemic
Strategies and advice on managing investments and finances
Globe audiences want brands to help them navigate the pathway to recovery
Our Globe Insiders survey revisited our audiences’ information needs and their perspective on advertising, to consider how they view the role of brand messaging.
People are now very comfortable with brands returning to normal advertising, presenting powerful opportunities to support their purchase decisions in the months ahead.
Neutral/Somewhat Approve/Strongly Approve of:
To what extent do you approve or disapprove of brands and companies doing the following at the moment? (n=1,628)
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