September 2019 Newsletter

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September 2019, Issue: 23

September 2019 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

As the federal election in Canada draws near, we would like to share some of the recent survey results we collected about the importance of factors in final vote decision. Here are the findings:


Your views

According to a recent poll, fully four-fifths of our panel members feel clear commitment to evidence-based decision making (80 per cent) is the most important factor in final vote decision, followed closely by values that reflect your own (78 per cent) and a clearly costed and transparent policy platform (77 per cent). About two-thirds (69 per cent) feel commitment to reducing costs of living is a very important factor, while six in 10 feel commitment to reducing the gap between the super rich and poor (62 per cent) and commitment to accelerating goals on climate change (61 per cent) are similarly very important. Furthermore, five in 10 feel commitment to a balanced budget (56 per cent) and commitment to reducing the costs of housing and rent (53 per cent) are both equally very important factors in final vote decision.

Comparatively less important factors include: major national projects such as high-speed rail or rebuilding Canada’s hydroelectric corridors (46 per cent), commitment to increasing the immigration of skilled workers (34 per cent), having a gender-balanced cabinet (25 per cent), producing a coalition government (17 per cent), and preventing a majority government (17 per cent).

Chart - Importance of each factors in deciding who to vote for

When asked about the most important factor in final vote decision, equal proportions of men and women feel clear commitment to evidence-based decision making is a very important factor (80 per cent) in their final decision. Those under the age of 35 feel this is a very important factor (82 per cent compared to 80 per cent on average). Those with a university education also feel this is a very important factor (85 per cent compared to 80 per cent on average).

Chart - Clear commitment to evidence-based decision making

When asked about the least important factor in final vote decision, more men feel preventing a majority government is comparatively the least important factor (64 per cent of men compared to 50 per cent of women) in their final decision. Those between the ages of 35 and 44 feel this is not an important factor (67 per cent compared to 57 per cent on average). Those with a university education feel this is not an important factor (66 per cent compared to 57 per cent on average).

Chart - Preventing a majority government


Congratulations to our Prize Winners!

We would like to congratulate the winners of our most recent draws, all of whom won cash prizes by taking part in our surveys.

  • D. D. – QC – $500 cash
  • R. M. – NL – $500 cash
  • H. G. – AB – $500 cash
  • L. L. – ON – $500 cash
  • B. J. – ON – $500 cash
  • H. H. – ON – $500 cash
  • 2 anonymous members – $500 cash

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions asked frequently by panel members. We hope these will help answer many of the questions you may have!

Q: How do I Sign-in to access the Member Panel?
A: Please visit www.probit.ca and under “Panel Member Sign In” click First time user? Click here. Following, please create a new password and re-enter the new password.

Q: I am unable to connect to a survey?
A: At times, surges in network traffic will cause temporary delays for participants when trying to connect with our host server, preventing access to the survey or the next screen within. If possible, we suggest coming back at a later time to complete the survey.

Q: What are the incentives for completing surveys?
A: Incentives are regularly offered for the surveys we conduct, via lottery, or direct remuneration, in the form of cash or gift cards. Applicable incentives will be explicitly stated in our survey invitations.

Q: How can I update my personal information (i.e. mailing address, email address)
A:We have recently improved the Probit portal website, so that panel members can have more direct access to their accounts. This includes a feature to update your personal information including your mailing address and your email address. Please follow the steps below to update your personal information:

  • Visit www.probit.ca and click on “Panel Member Sign In”
  • Enter your login credentials (if it’s your first time, click on “First time user? Click here” and fill out the necessary field. Use the same email address that is used when you receive survey invitations).
  • From there, you can update your personal information.

Probit: What We Do

The key principle of Probit‘s methodology that distinguishes our panel from others is that the Probit research panel is probability-based. This allows us to accurately project survey data to the total Canadian population versus non-probability opt-in online panels. For more on this subject, please click here.


A Friendly Reminder

Please make sure to add us to your email whitelist to ensure you receive all of our survey invitations. Keep your profile up to date! This will allow you to receive invitations to surveys that are most relevant to you. You can update your profile at anytime by visiting probit.ca or calling Probit at 1.855.288.4932.


Questions?

Do you have a question about surveys or research? Send us an email at inquiries@probit.ca


Thank you for your participation; your continued input is essential towards improving Probit and presenting survey results. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for more survey results!

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