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A new independent Insightrix Research poll asked Saskatchewan residents about what they think it means to be from Saskatchewan. Questions asked range from topics about slang to what they liked best about the province. Personality Traits of Saskatchewan Residents The survey asked respondents what personality traits describe the people of Saskatchewan. Overall, 83% of responses are positive, with the most popular traits being caring, friendly, and kind. Only 9% of responses are negative, with the most common words used being hicks, rednecks, or unsophisticated. The remaining responses are neutral and included words like conservative and traditional. Enjoyable elements about Living in Saskatchewan When asked about what people like most about living in Saskatchewan, 28% of respondents mentioned friendly people and a community feel to the province. Other popular responses include environmental reasons and clean air (24%), open spaces and flat lands (19%), small towns/small population (14%), a quiet, peaceful and relaxed lifestyle (11%), and being with friends and close family (9%). Dislikes about Living in Saskatchewan Unsurprisingly, the number one thing that people dislike about living in Saskatchewan is the cold winters and the weather, with almost half of all respondents (49%) mentioning this aspect. The next most commonly mentioned responses include narrow minded people (16%) and infrastructure issues (12%). Slang Insightrix asked respondents to identify whether or not they were familiar with different Saskatchewan slang words.  The most recognizable words by respondents are bunnyhug (96%), brewski (87%), gotch (86%), Vi-Co (77%), matrimonial cake (76%), gibbled (73%), and ‘2-4’ (71%). Frajolaki is the least recognizable word with only 33% saying they are familiar with it. Interestingly, the phrase ‘2-4’ is a more familiar term among males, while matrimonial cake and gibbled are terms that are more familiar among females.  Given that the Vi-co brand was retired in the mid 1990’s, it isn’t surprising that this variety of chocolate milk is more recognizable among Saskatchewan residents who are 35 years and older. Use of Slang Sure, the slang is certainly recognizable, but how often is it really used? We asked respondents how often they use these slang words in everyday speech. Once again, the most commonly used word is bunnyhug. A vast majority of Saskatchewanians (85%) use the word at least sometimes, with 33% indicating they always use this word to describe this article of clothing. The second most commonly used slang word is gibbled, which has 52% of respondents indicating they use it at least sometimes in their conversations. Other slang words used at least sometimes in their conversations include ‘2-4’ (41%), Matrimonial Cake (41%), Brewski (44%), and Vi-Co (33%). Frajolaki is once again the least commonly used term, with 13% of respondents indicating they use this term at least sometimes. Research Details A total of 804 randomly selected SaskWatch Research™ panel members participated in the online research study from March 9th to 13th, 2015. Quotas were set by age, gender and region to match the general population of the province. As the research is conducted online, it is considered to be a non-probability proportion sample and therefore, margins of error are not applicable. About Insightrix Founded in 2001, Insightrix Research Inc. is a full-service market research firm that helps clients develop, administer, and manage data collection and information strategies. From its office in Saskatoon, Insightrix offers a comprehensive range of research services.  Insightrix also owns and manages the largest Saskatchewan-based online research panel, SaskWatch Research™, which currently has over 15,000 Saskatchewan residents as members. For more information, please contact Lang McGilp, Senior Research Executive Insightrix Research Inc. Tel: 306.657.5640 ext. 229 Cell: 306.281.4434 Email: lang.mcgilp@insightrix.com Web: www.insightrix.com...
 

A new independent Insightrix Research poll reveals support on issues such as the building of a new hospital, and the fairness of municipal taxes within Weyburn.  Results are a bit more mixed regarding the lowering of speed limits around school zones and whether or not Weyburn is undergoing too much development for its current and future needs. New Hospital? A new independent poll conducted by Insightrix Research shows that the majority of Weyburn residents would like to see a new hospital built. Overall, 82% of residents support the addition of a second hospital. Another 14% don’t want to see a new hospital erected in Weyburn, and 4% aren’t sure. Those who disagree cite reasons such as, if a new hospital was built they would still be referred to larger centres for many procedures (34%), the old building just needs to be fixed (25%), and the current hospital just needs more staff (23%), while the remainder didn’t know or didn’t have a comment. Females and those aged 18-34 are more likely to want a new hospital built than males and those aged 35 and over. When asked about the potential location of a new hospital, 73% of respondents said it should be located close to the current hospital. Municipal Taxes Insightrix asked Weyburn residents if they thought municipal taxes were at a fair level. Respondents generally agreed that they paid a fair amount of tax (68%), while only 13% believe that they pay an unfair amount of tax. The remaining 19% didn't know or weren't sure. School zone speed limits Insightrix asked the survey respondents if they believe Weyburn should impose lower speed limits around school areas. Respondents were split, with 51% agreeing that they should be lowered, and 46% disagreeing. Respondents who were in the 18-34 and 35-54 demographics were more likely to disagree with lowering the speed limit than those who were in the 55+ demographic. Too much development? Insightrix asked respondents if they thought Weyburn was undergoing too much development for the city’s current and future needs. Once again results were split, with 52% agreeing that it was undergoing too much development and 43% disagreeing. Residents in the 18-34 and 35-54 demographics are more likely to disagree that the city is undergoing too much development than those who are 55+ Research Details A total of 320 randomly selected Weyburn residents participated in the research study, which was conducted over the telephone from February 18th to March 3rd, 2015. Quotas were set by age and gender to match the city’s population.  The results for this study are accurate within ± 5.39 percentage points 19 times out of 20. About Insightrix Founded in 2001, Insightrix Research Inc. is a full-service market research firm that helps clients develop, administer, and manage data collection and information strategies. From its office in Saskatoon, Insightrix offers a comprehensive range of research services.  Insightrix also owns and manages the largest Saskatchewan-based online research panel, SaskWatch Research™, which currently has over 15,000 Saskatchewan residents as members. For more information, please contact Mario Caceres, Senior Research Executive Insightrix Research Inc. Tel: 306.657.5640 ext. 258 Cell: 306.281.4434 Email: mario.caceres@insightrix.com Web: www.insightrix.com...