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Gen Z Quebecers Still Aren't Taking COVID-19 Rules As Seriously As Millennials Or Boomers

Boomers win this round.

A new poll by the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) shows that boomers are right to suggest young people aged 18 to 24 aren't following COVID-19 rules as much as other age groups in Quebec.  

The poll revealed that Quebec Gen Z-ers who fall within the 18 to 24 age range are still the least likely to consider themselves at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, as well as the least likely to practice all the different recommended health measures — from social distancing to hand-washing to avoiding crowds.

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Asked whether they adhere to two-metre social distancing at work, 26% of respondents aged 18 to 24 said they do so all the time, compared to 43% of workers aged 25-44 and 54% of workers aged 45 to 59.

That said, Quebecers aged 18 to 24 are more worried about transmitting COVID-19 to their friends and family than any other age group in the province. 

Quebecers across all age groups — from 18 to 60 and up — strongly agreed that they've continued wearing masks in public spaces where social distancing may not be possible.

Survey data was based on answers to a questionnaire with approximately 6,600 Quebec participants. New data is collected and presented every two weeks. 

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