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Study finds most British Columbians don’t support family bubbles idea

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated May 12, 2020 at 10:02 pm PDT

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Summary

A recent poll finds most people in B.C. don't support the idea of blending two households during pandemic

The idea with family bubbles is to allow two households the chance to interact with each other

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Most British Columbians aren’t sold on the idea of blending two households as the pandemic continues.

A new nationwide study conducted by Research Co. finds that only 39 per cent of British Columbians believe family bubbles are a good idea, while 74 per cent say they’d take advantage of it.

The idea with family bubbles is to allow two households the chance to interact with each other and was first introduced in New Brunswick.

Mario Canseco, president of Research Co. says, it may actually be that most people have a hard time trying to decide who becomes part of your family bubble—if you have more than one relative you know you can visit.

“It’s definitely a situation for many B.C. residents, not only to figure out whether it’s a good idea but also to figure out who would be asked to be apart of their family bubble,” he says.

Meanwhile, only 50 per cent of Canadians say they know who they would ask to be a part of their family bubble.

“If you’re somebody who is choosing between friends, between kids, between different sets of grandparents, it makes it more complicated,” Canseco says.

The study was conducted from May 4 to May 6, 2020, with 1,000 adults throughout Canada.