July 2021 Newsletter

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July 2021, Issue: 30

July 2021 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

In keeping with the development and execution of new studies, we would like to share some of our most recent results with you – our panel. In particular, we would like to share some of our results we collected about our panel members’ willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the type of COVID-19 vaccine received, and the type of COVID-19 vaccine they would prefer to receive as a second dose.


Your views

In contrast to the results of our last newsletter, among those who said they did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine yet, more than a third (36 per cent) of panel members say they would be willing to it if one were available. Those members are under the age of 35 (57 per cent compared to 36 per cent on average), self-identify as working class (44 per cent compared to 36 per cent on average), and with a high compliance index (96 per cent compared to 36 per cent on average).

Conversely, among those who said they did not receive the vaccine yet, less than half (48 per cent) of panel members say they would not be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if one were available. Those members are between the ages of 50 and 64 (62 per cent compared to 48 per cent on average), college educated (57 per cent compared to 48 per cent on average), and with a low compliance index (71 per cent compared to 48 per cent on average).

The compliance index is a scale that tallies the “safe behaviour” measures in which each respondent engages to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks and physically distancing from others.

Chart - Would you be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if one were available? (part 1)
Chart - Would you be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if one were available? (part 2)

Next, when asked which COVID-19 vaccine they received (among those who said they received Pfizer), a majority of our panel members (80 per cent) are from Manitoba (compared to 65 per cent on average). Nearly the same number (77 per cent) of seniors aged 65 or older, and those who are members of a public sector union (72 per cent) said they received the Pfizer vaccine.

Chart - Which COVID-19 vaccine did you receive? (part 1)

Of those who said they received a Moderna vaccine, less than a third (30 per cent) are under the age of 35 (compared to 21 per cent on average). Nearly the same number of those with a low compliance index (31 per cent), and those who live in a rural area (26 per cent) said they received the Moderna vaccine.

Chart - Which COVID-19 vaccine did you receive? (part 2)

Of those who said they received the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, less than a quarter (23 per cent) are from Alberta (compared to 14 per cent on average). Similarly, nearly the same number (22 per cent) self-identify as poor and those earning an annual salary of $160k received the AstraZeneca vaccine. The same number (17 per cent) of those with a high school education and who are from an urban area received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Similarly, more than a quarter (28 per cent) between the ages of 50 and 64, and with a medium compliance index (19 per cent) received the  AstraZeneca vaccine.

Chart - Which COVID-19 vaccine did you receive? (part 3)
Chart - Which COVID-19 vaccine did you receive? (part 4)

Lastly, when asked which COVID-19 vaccine our panel members prefer to receive as their second dose (among those who said they prefer to receive Pfizer-BioNTech), three quarters (75 per cent) are from Manitoba (compared to 61 per cent on average). Nearly the same number (70 per cent) of seniors (65 or older) said the same. Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of females, from a medium social class (63 per cent), and those who live in a suburban area (66 per cent) said the same.

Chart - When you receive your second dose, which vaccine would you prefer to receive? (part 1)
Chart - When you receive your second dose, which vaccine would you prefer to receive? (part 2)

Of those who said they would prefer to receive the Moderna vaccine as their second dose, less than a quarter (22 per cent) are under the age of 35 (compared to 17 per cent on average). Nearly the same number of those who live in a rural area (23 per cent), and those who self-identify as poor (28 per cent) said the same.

Chart - When you receive your second dose, which vaccine would you prefer to receive? (part 3)

Of those who said they would prefer to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine as their second dose, 13 per cent are between the ages of 50 and 64 (compared to six per cent on average). Nearly the same number (15 per cent) of those who self-identify as poor said the same. The same number (11 per cent) with a high school education and with a disability said the same. Nearly the same number of those earning an annual salary of $160k (10 per cent), with a medium compliance index (nine per cent), and those who live in an urban area (eight per cent) said likewise.

Chart - When you receive your second dose, which vaccine would you prefer to receive? (part 4)
Chart - When you receive your second dose, which vaccine would you prefer to receive? (part 5)


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.

  • J. M., Ontario – $250 cash
  • N. T., Ontario – $250 cash
  • C. S., Ontario – $250 cash
  • W. G. – $250 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 is one advised of winning a prize and how does one claim/receive that prize?
A: If you win the draw for completing a survey, you will be contacted by Probit staff to confirm your mailing address and full name before receiving the cheque in the mail.

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.


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