March 2020 Newsletter

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March 2020, Issue: 25

March 2020 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

The beginning of winter 2020 has brought some tense topics to the table for Probit Inc. In particular, we would like to share some of our recent survey results we collected about our panel members’ perceived fault for growing U.S-Iran tensions, the impact of those tensions on global security, and support for re-opening an embassy in Iran. In a recent survey, we also asked about world safety as it was five years ago by, gender, education, income, and age.

Here are the findings:


Your views

According to our recent poll, almost half (48 per cent) of our panel members blame the United States for worsening relations between the U.S. and Iran.

Of those who blame the U.S. for worsening relations between them and Iran, the majority (52 per cent) are females, while less than a quarter (24 per cent) who blame Iran are males. Similarly, a majority (60 per cent) of university students blame the U.S., while less than a quarter (22 per cent) of college students blame Iran.

Chart - Whom do you believe is most responsible for worsening relations between the United States and Iran?

Next, when asked how serious our panel members think the worsening of U.S.-Iran relations are for global peace and security, the majority of females (69 per cent) believe it is very serious, while less than a sixth (14 per cent) of males believe otherwise. This closely reflects the sentiment of panel members by income, where a majority (67 per cent) of those earning between $40K and $80K believe it is very serious, while less than a sixth (14 per cent) of those earning between $120K and $160K believe it is not serious.

Chart - Overall, how serious do you believe the worsening of U.S.-Iran relations is for global peace and security?

Lastly, when asked whether our panel members’ agree or disagree Canada should re-open an embassy in Iran by region and voters, more than half (53 per cent) of Manitobans disagree we should do so, while less than half (41 per cent) of Atlantic Canadians agree. Similarly, more than half (58 per cent) of conservative voters disagree and less than half (47 per cent) of liberal voters agree.

Chart - To what extent do you agree or disagree that Canada should re-open an embassy in Iran?

In terms of world safety as it was five years ago, more females feel the world is more dangerous (74 per cent of female voters compared to 60 per cent of male voters). Similarly, those aged 65 and over feel the world is more dangerous (79 per cent compared to 67 percent on average). Similarly, those with a high school education and those earning between $40K and $80K feel the world is more dangerous (72 per cent compared to 67 per cent on average).

Chart - From your own point of view, do you feel that, overall, the world is safer, more dangerous, or about the same as it was five years ago?


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.

  • F. G. – $100 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

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Questions?

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