March 2021 Newsletter

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March 2021, Issue: 29

March 2021 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

This past winter brought rapidly moving results to the table for Probit Inc. In particular we would like to share some of our recent survey results regarding our panel members’ willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and when they think they will receive it. Panel members were also asked whether they think Canada does a better, worse, or about the same job of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines than other countries. Here are the findings:


Your views

According to our recent poll, among those who said they did not receive the vaccine yet, a majority (82 per cent) of panel members say they would be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if one were available. In particular, a majority (85 per cent) of those are males and wear a mask. This closely reflects the sentiment of panel members by both income and the number of children at home, where a majority (88 per cent) of those earning and annual salary of $160K or above with no children at home are willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In contrast, of those who are not willing to receive it vaccine, more than half (52 per cent) do not wear a mask, and more than a third (38 per cent) have more than three children at home.

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

When asked when our panel members think they will receive the COVID-19 vaccine (among those who said they would be willing to receive it), nine per cent of Quebecers think they will receive it by March, 2021 (compared to five per cent on average). Similarly, only two per cent of Ontarians think they will receive a vaccine by March, 2021.

Chart - When do you think you will receive a COVID-19 vaccine? (part 1 of 4)

Of those who think they will receive the COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021, a majority (59 per cent compared to 32 per cent on average) are seniors (aged 65 or older). Similarly, only 13 per cent of those under 35 years of age think alike.

Chart - When do you think you will receive a COVID-19 vaccine? (part 2 of 4)

Of those who think they will receive the COVID-19 vaccine by September 2021, a plurality (45 per cent) are university educated (compared to 34 per cent on average). Similarly, only 24 per cent with high school education think alike.

Chart - When do you think you will receive a COVID-19 vaccine? (part 3 of 4)

Of those who think they will receive the COVID-19 vaccine by December 2021, less than a third (30 per cent) are under the age of 35 (compared to 18 per cent on average). Similarly, merely five per cent of seniors (aged 65 or older) think alike. This closely reflects the sentiment of those with two children at home where more than a third (37 per cent) think they will receive a vaccine by December, 2021 (compared to 18 per cent on average). Similarly, only 16 per cent of those with no children at home think alike.

Chart - When do you think you will receive a COVID-19 vaccine? (part 4 of 4)

When our panel members were asked whether Canada does a better or worse job of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines than other countries, a plurality (46 per cent) say Canada does a better job than the United States, followed by the United Kingdom at 16 per cent.

Chart - All things considered, would you say that Canada has does a better job, a worse job, or about the same job of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines than each of the following countries?


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.

  • C. A., Alberta – $200 cash
  • J. L., Ontario – $200 cash
  • L. M., British Columbia – $200 cash
  • S. L., Alberta – $200 cash
  • G. G., Ontario – $100 cash
  • A. T., Ontario – $100 cash
  • S. G., Quebec – $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 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.


A Friendly Reminder

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Questions?

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