Would you support a 2% tax increase to better fund long-term seniors care?

Poll: funding long-term care

A survey from the Angus Reid Institute suggests that the pandemic has changed the way most Canadians think about their future with long-term care.

The survey finds that just 18 per cent of respondents say their views haven't changed since COVID-19 hit, but about half of those surveyed say they now "dread" the thought of themselves or their loved ones being in long-term care.

Long-term care residents have accounted for the majority of COVID-19 deaths in Canada.

The report says that both those with loved ones in care and those without are equally likely to have changed their views. On other questions throughout the survey, such as what should change within the system, the two groups of people often held similar views.

That doesn't always happen, said president Shachi Kurl.

"Often lived experience can lead to a very different outlook on an issue as opposed to those who have an opinion on an issue but don’t have the lived experience," she said.

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