June 2017 Newsletter


June 2017, Issue: 14

June 2017 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

We apologize for the delay in the production of this newsletter. A higher volume of survey invitations than expected this quarter resulted in this delay. While we continue to develop and carry out new studies, we would also like to share some of our recent results with you – our panel. As always, be on the lookout for survey invitations in the weeks ahead. Your valuable input is necessary and deeply appreciated.

Your views

Our annual Rethinking Government series survey took place this year, the results of which are communicated to senior Canadian decision makers and may influence public policy. When asked about our current state of the economy, the vast majority of Canadians (panel members) – 61 per cent – think the economy is in recession, or worse.

Economy State Chart

This edition of Rethinking Government continues to examine support for individuals paying extra to get quicker access to health care services, which more than half of Canadians (panel members) – 54 per cent – disagree with. Fewer than four in 10 (34 per cent), support this idea.

Access to Health Care Chart

Turning to health care, more than half of Canadians (51 per cent) feel the quality of health care has deteriorated over the past two years, while less than one in 10 (nine per cent) believe health care has improved. A further 37 per cent feel health care quality has remained the same over the past two years.

Quality of Health Care Chart

The 2017 French presidential election was held on April 23 and May 7, 2017. We asked you, the panel, “How closely have you been following the ongoing French presidential election?” 44 per cent of you said you have been following the ongoing French presidential election closely, while 56 per cent of you said not closely.

French Presidential Election Chart

As no candidate won a majority in the first round on April 23, a run-off was held between the top two candidates, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and Marine Le Pen of Front National. When asked, “Who you would vote for if you could vote in French presidential election?”, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! took the lead with 75 per cent, followed by Marine Le Pen of Front National with 17 per cent.

French Presidential Election Chart

Panel Questions & Social Media

In a survey conducted last year, we asked our panel for ideas for future survey questions. Included below are the results of three of your submissions:

Constitution Senate Chart
Ban NHL Fights Chart
Vegan Chart

Be sure to follow us on social media at @ProbitInc on Twitter and like us on Facebook to find results of surveys you’ve participated in among other interesting content!

Congratulations to our Prize Winners!

We would like to offer our congratulations to the winners of our most recent draws, all of whom won cash prizes and Amazon gift cards by taking part in our surveys.

  • J. R. – $100 cash
  • 6 winners of a $50 Amazon gift card

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: We suggest that you enter the URL (survey link) into the address bar of your browser, rather than into a search engine; given security requirements for the protection of survey data, our surveys will never appear in the search results produced.

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.

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.


Do you have a question about surveys or research? Send us an email at [email protected]

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!

Copyright © 2017 Probit, Inc. Part of EKOS Research Associates