A Slim Majority of Saskatchewan Residents Support Abolishing the Canadian Senate

A new independent online poll conducted by Insightrix Research suggests that there is support by more than one half of Saskatchewan residents for abolishing the Canadian Senate.

Specifically, 58% of all respondents stated that they would support the decision to abolish the Canadian Senate (40% strongly support and 18% somewhat support), while 18% would oppose (10% somewhat oppose, 8% strongly oppose). Equal proportions are either unsure or have no opinion the matter (12% each)

Males are more likely to support the abolition of the senate (66% vs. 51% among women), and support rises sharply with age (39% among 18-34 year olds versus 75% among those aged 55 years or more).

Research Details
A total of 803 randomly-selected SaskWatch Researchâ„¢ panel members from Saskatchewan participated in the online research study between the dates of June 11th and 13th, 2013. Quotas were set by age and gender 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 SaskWatch Researchâ„¢
Insightrix started developing the SaskWatch Researchâ„¢ online market research panel in October 2007, using high-quality techniques including telephone recruitment and referrals from existing panel members. Presently, there are over 14,250 active panel members representing all regions of the province, and distributions of the general population. The panel membership closely matches the 2011 Census based on age, gender, household composition, household income and education. For more information, please visit: http://saskwatch.ca.

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.

For further information contact:
Lang McGilp, Senior Research Executive
Insightrix Research Inc.
Tel: 306.657.5640 Ext. 229
Cell: 306.290.9599
Email: lang.mcgilp@insightrix.com
Web: www.insightrix.com