October 2021 Newsletter

 
   

October 2021, Issue: 31

October 2021 edition of the Probit newsletter

Dear member of the Probit research panel:

As Canada continues with COVID-19 vaccinations, we would like to share some of our most recent results with you – our panel. In particular, we would like to share those results we collected about the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses our panel members have received, their acceptance of receiving the same or different brands of vaccine, and the actual brands of vaccine received.


Your views

According to our recent poll, a majority (84 per cent) of our panel members received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The majority — or 98 per cent — of seniors polled received two doses, compared to 84 per cent on average. Similarly, the same number (88 per cent) of those who self-identify as middle class with no children at home (compared to 84 per cent on average) said the same. This means seniors, middle class Canadians, and those with no children at home are more likely than other panel members to receive two doses.

Of those who said they received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine 10 per cent have two children at home (compared to four per cent on average). This means we can say with near certainty that those with two children at home are more likely than other panel members to receive at least one dose.

Of those who said they have not received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 21 per cent have one child at home (compared to 10 per cent on average). This means we are certain those with one child at home are more likely than other panel members to not receive at least one dose. Similarly, only eight per cent (compared to 10 per cent on average) of those with no children at home said they have not received at least one dose. This means we are equally certain those with no children at home are less likely than other panel members not to receive at least one dose.

Chart - Have you received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? (part 1)
Chart - Have you received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? (part 2)

We then asked panel members to rate the extent to which they agree or disagree with the following statement: “For my second dose, I would accept a vaccine that is a different brand than what I received for my first dose.” Close to all of those who identify as upper class, or have three or more children at home, disagreed with that statement (nearly 100 per cent), while almost all seniors polled agreed.

Chart - Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: For my second dose, I would accept a vaccine that is a different brand than what I received for my first dose.

Lastly, when asked whether our panel members received the same vaccine for both doses, almost three quarters (74 per cent) said they did, including the majority of seniors (87 per cent), Quebec residents (89 per cent), and those who responded to the survey in French (89 per cent). Consequently, we can say with near certainty that those panel members are more likely to receive the same vaccine for both doses.

More than a third of Ontario and Atlantic residents, as well as 29 per cent of those who answered the survey in English, and 35-36 per cent of those between the ages of 35 and 64 received a different vaccine (compared to 25 per cent on average). We can consequently say with near certainty those panel members are more likely to receive different vaccine each time.

Chart - Did you receive the same vaccine for both doses or did you receive a different vaccine each time?


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.

  • Abigail Bhoorasingh – $250 cheque
  • Caitlyn Clement – $250 cheque
  • Deryk Halstead-Silver – $250 cheque
  • Justin Hamlyn – $250 cheque

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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