June 2022 Newsletter

 
   

June 2022, Issue: 33

June 2022 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

Spring of 2022 brought rapidly-evolving results to light for Probit Inc. In particular, we would like to share those we collected about our panel members’ views regarding pandemic-related restrictions: Some said these have gone on long enough and it is time to bring an end to them, while others said there are still reasons to be careful and we should keep some restrictions in place for the time being. Panel members were also asked whether they believe their province or territory is reopening too quickly, too slowly, or at about the right pace. Here are the findings:


Your views

According to our recent poll, less than half (44 per cent) of panel members said pandemic-related restrictions have gone on long enough and it is time to bring an end to them. Nearly the same number (53 per cent) of males and those with children in the household (55 per cent) said the same compared to 44 per cent on average. This closely reflects the sentiment of those with three or more children at home (68 per cent) and those who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (69 per cent). In contrast, of those who are less likely to say so, more than a third have no children at home (40 per cent) compared to 44 per cent on average. Similarly, nearly the same number of females (36 per cent), people with a university education (34 per cent), and people who live in an urban community (35 per cent) are less likely to say so. One third (33 per cent) of those who have received three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine said the same.

Of those who said there are still reasons to be careful and we should keep some restrictions in place for the time being, more than half – or 59 per cent – are females (compared to 50 per cent on average). Nearly the same number (54 per cent) of those with no children in the household and those who live in an urban community (57 per cent) said the same compared to 50 per cent on average. The same number (60 per cent) of those with a university education and those who have received three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine said the same compared to 50 per cent on average. In contrast, of those who are less likely to say so, more than a third (40 per cent) are males or those with children in the household (39 per cent). Similarly, a quarter (25 per cent) who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or those who have not received one (4 per cent), are less likely to say so.

Chart - Which of the following statements comes closest to your own point of view?
Chart - Which of the following statements comes closest to your own point of view? (Part 2)

When our panel members were asked whether they think their province or territory is reopening too quickly, at the right pace, or too slowly, a plurality (41 per cent) think their province or territory is reopening too quickly. Half – or 50 per cent – of Ontarians and those who have received three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine think the same compared to 41 per cent on average. Similarly, almost the same number of females (49 per cent) and university-educated panelists (51 per cent) are more likely to think so. Conversely, of those who are less likely to think so, almost the same number are males (32 per cent) and those living in Quebec (30 per cent). Similarly, less than a quarter (20 per cent) who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or those who have not received one (4 per cent) are less likely to think so.

Of those who think their province or territory is reopening at about the right pace, half (51 per cent) are seniors compared to 33 per cent on average. Similarly, more than a third (38 percent) who have received three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine said the same. Similarly, a quarter (24 per cent) of those under the age of 35 and those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine (6 per cent) are less likely to think so.

Of those who think their province or territory is reopening too slowly, less than half (47 per cent) received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, nearly the same number of males (30 per cent), those under the age of 35 (32 per cent) and those who live in a rural community (33 per cent) with children in the household (34 per cent) are more likely to think so. On the other hand, of those who are less likely to think so, nearly the same number (17 per cent) are females, those with no children in the household (19 per cent) and those who live in an urban community (16 per cent). Similarly, nearly the same number of seniors (7 per cent) and those who have received three or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (11 per cent) are less likely to think so.

Chart - All things considered, do you believe your province or territory is re-opening too quickly, too slowly, or at about the right pace?
Chart - All things considered, do you believe your province or territory is re-opening too quickly, too slowly, or at about the right pace? (Part 2)


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.

  • K. J. – $250 cheque
  • G. S. – $250 cheque
  • M. Y. – $250 cheque

Please note: Initials are used to protect the privacy of our winners. If you win one of our draws, you will be contacted by Probit staff to confirm your mailing address and full name before receiving your cheque in the mail. The winners mentioned are only those who have consented to have their initials and/or province or territory featured in the newsletter.


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