Health Polls

77% of Global Citizens Concerned That Ebola Virus May be Transmitted to Their Country

Friday, September 26, 2014

Global – On the heels of a World Health Organization ("WHO") warning that the speed of the spread in West Africa’s raging Ebola outbreak could escalate in the coming weeks with thousands of new cases a week by early October, a new poll by global research company Ipsos of citizens in 24 countries finds that eight in 10 (77%) are concerned that the Ebola virus may be transmitted to their country by a person who has visited the outbreak areas in Africa and has been unwittingly infected by others through travel or contact.     


Support High (91%) for Prohibiting Sale of Flavoured Tobacco, Packaging Aimed at Youth

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – Support is high for a proposed tobacco-control measure with the goal of preventing youth from taking up smoking, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Heart and Stroke Foundation.     


Healthcare a Global Concern: One Quarter (23%) Around Globe Rate Healthcare as One of the Top Three Most Worrying Topics in Their Country

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Global – A new poll by global research company Ipsos finds that one in four (23%) global respondents in 24 countries identify healthcare when asked to rank the three most worrying topics in their country. It ranks as a middle-of-the-pack priority for global respondents and is topped by unemployment and jobs (45%), corruption – financial/political (35%), poverty and social inequality (34%) and crime and violence (31%). Healthcare has ranked fourth-most worrying topic consistently since December 2010 (23%) and has, in fact, remained a stable concern since December 2011 (23%), December 2012 (22%) and December 2013 (22%).     


Seven in Ten (68%) Canadian Women Confused by Conflicting Information about Mammography

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – Seven in ten (68%) Canadian women are confused by what is true or not true when it comes to mammography, and four in ten (42%) say they don’t know whether the benefits of breast cancer screening outweigh the risks, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.     


Ipsos Healthcare Extends Molecular Diagnostics Portfolio into Japan & Australia

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New York, NY – Ipsos Healthcare’s Molecular Diagnostics (MDx) Portfolio has arrived in Japan and Australia. The MDx Monitors – already running in the USA and 5EU – reveal the drivers and barriers within the MDx landscape, as well as their impact on diagnosis, management and treatment. Currently, the monitors focus on oncology, with other therapy areas to be rolled out in the upcoming months.     


Eight in Ten (81%) Canadians Support Using Tax Dollars to Create and Support Youth Suicide Prevention Initiatives

Monday, February 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Partners for Mental Health, eight in ten (81%) Canadians ‘support’ (35% strongly/46% somewhat) ‘using tax dollars to fund the creation of a dedicated national suicide prevention fund that would provide matching funds to provincial and territorial governments, or not-for-profit-organizations, to create and support youth suicide prevention initiatives and programs across the country’. Just two in ten (19%) ‘oppose’ (3% strongly/15% somewhat) using public funds for this type of initiative.     


Albertans and the Flu Shot

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Calgary, AB – In spite of deaths and warnings from health officials, most adult Albertans, and especially younger Albertans, have not gotten a flu shot this year, according to a new Ipsos Reid online poll. The poll also shows that a majority of those who have not gotten the flu shot believe that the side effects can cause more problems than getting the flu.     


Avoiding the Flu Shot in BC

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Vancouver, BC – In spite of warnings from health officials, a majority of adults in British Columbia, especially those under the age of 35 years, have not gotten a flu shot this year, according to a new Ipsos Reid online poll. The poll also shows that a majority of those who have not gotten the flu shot believe that the side effects can cause more problems than getting the flu.     


Eight in Ten (81%) Residents of Saskatchewan Agree Government Should Ban Tobacco Products with Fruit and Candy Flavours

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (81%) residents of Saskatchewan ‘agree’ (58% strongly/23% somewhat) that ‘the government of Saskatchewan should adopt legislation to ban all tobacco products with fruit and candy flavours as a measure to reduce tobacco use among youth’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society – Saskatchewan Division. Conversely, two in ten (19%) ‘disagree’ (8% strongly/10% somewhat) that this type of legislation should be introduced.     


Americans Prefer Physicians for their Medical Care

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. - When asked to choose who they prefer to see for their medical care, Americans overwhelmingly want a physician (72%) over a nurse practitioner (7%), while roughly a fifth (21%) either has no preference (16%) or doesn’t know (5%), according to a new survey of 1,000 adults and an oversample of 320 opinion leaders (for a survey total of 363 opinion leaders) conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition, 73% of adults and 84% of opinion leaders prefer to take a loved one to a physician over a nurse practitioner.     


Ipsos Healthcare Implements a Significant Expansion Plan Across its North America Business

Monday, December 09, 2013

New York, NY – Ipsos Healthcare is strengthening its position with a growing roster of industry executives to help meet the demands of today’s health market. Elys Roberts, President of Ipsos Healthcare in North America, announced the recent hiring of Eric Blouin, Tom Nolte, Kris Klein, and Sue Wild.     


Ipsos Healthcare Appoints Global Head of Innovation

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Princeton, NJ – Ipsos Healthcare has announced the appointment of Tom Nolte as Global Head of Innovation for Ipsos Healthcare.     


Average Canadians Scratches Itchy Body Spots For Nearly Half the Year (5.2 Months), While One in Five (21%) Scratch All Year

Monday, November 25, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Spectro reveals that the average Canadian scratches the itchy places on their body for nearly half the calendar year (approximately 5.2 months). One in five (21%) Canadians even indicate scratching itchy places on their body for all 12 months of the year.     


Ipsos Healthcare Focused on Innovation and Strength of West Coast Health Companies

Monday, November 25, 2013

Seattle, WA – From San Diego to Seattle, Ipsos Healthcare is focusing the lens in on healthcare consulting along the West Coast of the United States. Mary Tou has joined the team as Senior Vice President of Ipsos Healthcare on the West Coast. Based in Seattle, she will help clients in the region’s bio-pharmaceutical sector integrate insights across the multiple stakeholders that increasingly impact biopharmaceutical brand success. Fred LaManna, Senior Vice President with Ipsos Healthcare, made the announcement.     


Fewer Than One in Ten (8%) Canadians Can Identify All Risk Factors for Diabetes

Friday, November 01, 2013

Toronto, ON – According to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Sun Life Canadian Health Index, only a handful of Canadians can correctly identify all of the major risk factors for diabetes. The four main factors are:     


Ipsos Healthcare Launches Hyperlipidemia Therapy Monitor

Friday, October 25, 2013

London, UK – Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has announced the launch of its syndicated Hyperlipidemia Therapy Monitor – the latest addition to its Global Therapy Monitor Portfolio, which reveals drug shares, future prescribing intentions, attributes that drive doctors’ decision-making, and more.     


Four in Five (83%) Pre-Retired Boomers Find ‘Staying Put and Paying for At-Home Care as Needed' is an Appealing Living Arrangement as They Age

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Toronto, ON – Boomers on the verge of retirement appear content with staying put and will pay for at-home needs if necessary, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of RBC. More than four in five (83%) pre-retired boomers indicate that ‘staying in their current home and paying for home care as needed’ is ‘appealing’ (31% very/53% somewhat), while fewer than one in five (17%) find this ‘not appealing’ (4% not at all/13% not very).     


Nine in Ten Parents with a Child Ages 2-6 Feel It’s Important for Their Child to Learn Good Hand Hygiene at Daycare/Pre-School/School

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New York, NY - Nine in ten parents with a child ages 2-6 (90%) think that it is important for children to learn good hand hygiene at daycare/pre-school/school, and nearly as many (82%) believe that their family’s sick days could be reduced if hand hygiene were improved in these settings. Parents see fun and educational games as a top way of improving hand hygiene at daycare/pre-school/school (72%). Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos Aims to Redefine and Mobilize Qualitative Research across Canada

Monday, October 21, 2013

Toronto, ON – Ipsos is taking qualitative research in Canada to the next level. From focus groups to mobile technology, today’s qualitative researcher is connected to consumers and always looking to dig for deeper insights. Three of the industry’s brightest stars have just joined Ipsos as part of a continued effort to uncover fresh perspective through new and innovative methods: Leeanne Smart and Serra Shular in Toronto and Aisling Murphy in Vancouver. Gary Bennewies, CEO and President of Ipsos in Canada, made the announcement.     


Although Half (46%) of Canadian Women Ages 45-60 are Concerned About Menopause’s Effects on Their Health, Most are Optimistic About Keeping Their Vitality

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Toronto, ON – According to the results of a new survey of Canadian women between the ages of 45 and 60 conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Pfizer, many menopausal women are concerned about the effects of menopause on their health, but confident they’ll maintain their vitality throughout their menopausal state.     


Almost Half (46%) of Canadians Expect a Permanent Impact on their Finances Following a Serious Health Event

Monday, September 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – Almost half (46%) of Canadians feel that a major health event would have a big, possibly permanent impact on their personal finances, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Sun Life Financial. Over one third (36%) feel that a major health event would have a manageable, temporary impact, and less than one in five (18%) would not expect any impact. Canadians age 45 to 54 (85%) and Canadians age 35 to 44 (85%) are more likely to expect either a big, permanent impact or a manageable, temporary impact, compared to those age 18-24 (82%), 25-34 (83%), 55-64 (82%), and 65 plus (71%).     


Ipsos Healthcare Launches Syndicated Patient Journey Studies

Friday, September 20, 2013

London, UK – Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has announced the launch of its syndicated patient journey studies.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 12): Uninsured on Healthcare Reform

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on healthcare reform and the uninsured.     


Nine in 10 Canadians say all Governments Should Cooperate to Develop a National Strategy for Seniors Health Care

Monday, August 19, 2013

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) annual report card on the health care system reveals that nine out of 10 (93%) Canadians polled by Ipsos Reid support a national seniors strategy and believe it would augment the overall health care system (90%). Canadians overwhelmingly support a national strategy on seniors care that addresses the need for care provided at home, hospitals, long-term care facilities and hospices. In addition, they believe a comprehensive strategy on seniors care would be beneficial to Canada’s health care system overall.     


Ipsos Healthcare Forecasts Stronger Insights for Pharma Companies

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New York, NY – Senior research expert Chris Schneider has joined Ipsos Healthcare as Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Forecasting.     


Majorities in 24 Countries Surveyed Concerned of MERS Cases Presenting in Their Country in the Near Future

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New York — On the heels of being declared to not yet be a health emergency by the World Health Organization, majorities in 24 countries nonetheless express concern that there might be cases of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in their country in the near future. MERS is an outbreak in certain countries of a virus that people are comparing to SARS which occurred in 2003. The poll, released by global company Ipsos provided exclusively to Reuters, finds that awareness is still not high as only minorities in all but six of all countries studied have seen, read or heard about MERS.     


Ipsos Healthcare Expands Cardiovascular Therapy Monitor Portfolio

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

London, UK – Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has added the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) Monitor to its syndicated Cardiovascular Therapy Monitor Portfolio.     


Majority (53%) Of Ontarians Are Aware of Services Pharmacists Are Permitted to Provide Outside of Filling Prescriptions

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Toronto, ON – Half (53%) of Ontarians are able to identify the services pharmacists are permitted to provide outside of filling prescriptions, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Ontario Pharmacists Association.     


O’Meara Returns to Ipsos Healthcare

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

New York, NY – Ipsos Healthcare has announced the return of Paul O’Meara to its Global Therapy Monitors team. O’Meara becomes Head of Autoimmune Therapy Monitors, a key portfolio within the company’s syndicated services offering. He will deliver this global remit from Ipsos’ New York City Office.     


Eight in Ten (79%) Canadians Believe Childhood Obesity is a ‘Major Health Problem’ Facing the Country’s Youth

Friday, June 14, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid reveals that a strong majority of Canadians believe that obesity is one of the most prominent problems facing the country’s younger demographic, yet few parents believe that their own child(ren) are overweight.     


International Healthcare Report Card: Citizen-Patients in 15 Countries Assess Improvement to Healthcare

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New York – An International Healthcare Report Card on citizen-patient perceptions of improvement to access and patient experience in 15 countries was released today by Ipsos on behalf of Reuters News.     


Two in Ten (16%) Working Canadians Say Their Place of Work is Frequently the Source of Feelings of Depression, Anxiety or Other Mental Illness

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Toronto, ON – For two in ten (16%) working Canadians (excluding self-employed workers), their place of work is a ‘frequent’ (11%) or an ‘ongoing’ (5%) source of feelings of depression, anxiety or other mental illness, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Partners for Mental Health. Further, 14% say their work or place of work causes these feelings ‘several times a year’, while another 33% experience them, albeit ‘infrequently’. Just four in ten (37%) working Canadians say that their work or place of work has ‘never been the source of feelings of depression, anxiety or other mental illness’.     


Ipsos Healthcare Launches Syndicated Ethnographic Studies

Monday, April 29, 2013

London, UK – Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has announced the launch of Ipsos Healthcare SEES (Syndicated Expert Ethnographic Studies). The disease-specific studies will bring to life the day-to-day challenges of living with a chronic disease.     


Average of 40% of Oncologists In Key Markets Around The World Are Not Sure Whether Local Healthcare Reforms Are Heading In The Right Direction

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Columbia, MD – A pilot survey conducted by Ipsos Healthcare in February, 2013 in the US, 5-EU (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain), Brazil and China revealed that 40% of oncologists (range: 36% (Brazil) – 44% (China)) across the surveyed geographies are not sure whether their ‘local healthcare reforms are heading in the right direction’.     


Ipsos Healthcare Appoints Jackie Ilacqua Global Head of Syndicated Services & Oncology Portfolio

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Parsippany, NJ – Ipsos Healthcare has announced the appointment of Jackie Ilacqua as Global Head of Syndicated Services. In addition, she retains her existing role as President of Global Oncology, leading the company’s syndicated and custom oncology business around the globe. Ilacqua, who is also a member of the Ipsos Healthcare Board, will oversee and grow these two core elements of the Ipsos Healthcare offering.     


Canadian Girls Report Participating in Sports and Activities Plays Important Role in Development

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Dove reveals that many Canadian girls aged 11-17 believe participating in sports and other activities is beneficial to their development for a number for reasons.     


Ipsos Healthcare Launches Canadian NSCLC Oncology Monitor

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has announced the launch of a tumor-specific oncology monitor focusing on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in Canada.     


Roberts Adds Research Voice, Perspective to Pharmaceutical Executive

Monday, March 18, 2013

New York, NY - Elys Roberts, President with Ipsos Healthcare in the U.S., has been invited to join the Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Executive, a leading industry publication aimed at providing quality sales and marketing information to the public.     


Nearly Half (46%) of Fully Employed Canadians with an Employee Benefits Package Unaware If They Have Access to Cancer Support Benefits; Two in Five (38%) Have No Access

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Toronto, ON – Few Canadians working full-time with an employee benefits package report that they have access to cancer support services, and a majority feel it is the employers’ responsibility to include these services as part of their benefits, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of North Strategic.     


Most (85%) Canadians ‘Agree’ Medicinal Marijuana Should Go Through Same Rigorous Testing and Approval as Other Medicines

Friday, March 01, 2013

Toronto, ON – Most (85%) Canadians ‘agree’ (54% strongly/31% somewhat) that ‘if medical marijuana is to be prescribed to patients, it should go through the same rigorous testing and approval as other medicines”, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association. Just 15% ‘disagree’ (6% strongly/9% somewhat) that medical marijuana should be treated in this fashion.     


Majority of Type 2 Diabetes Patients in China Yet to Benefit from Latest Generations of Oral Treatment

Friday, March 01, 2013

New York, NY - As China’s incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continues to climb, research reveals that the country’s treating physicians are still prescribing first-generation products in second-line treatment – mainly from the Alpha-Glycosidase Inhibitors (AGI) and Glinides classes. This is in spite of the existence and availability of new-generation treatments such as DPP-IV inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists, which are regularly prescribed for T2D patients in the US. These findings come from the Ipsos Healthcare Global Diabetes Monitor, which tracks usage of diabetes drug treatments in 7 markets.     


Four in Five (78%) Calgarians Believe There’s Still A Lot of Stigma Attached to Mental Illness; One in Five (21%) Feel Apprehensive Around Those With Such Illnesses

Monday, February 11, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary reveals that while most Calgarians understand the persistent stigma associated with mental illnesses, many are still apprehensive around those with such disorders. Four in five (78%) Calgarians believe that there is still a lot of stigma attached to mental illnesses, while one in five (22%) don’t believe such a stigma exists or are indifferent to this belief. Having said this, one in five (21%) Calgarians say they feel apprehensive around people with a mental illness, although twice as many (43%) don’t feel apprehensive around those with mental illnesses and another two in five (36%) are neutral. When it comes to the hypothetical situation of having a mental health concern themselves, two in five (43%) would feel comfortable talking about it if they had such concerns. One in four (24%), however, say they would feel uncomfortable with the remaining one in three (33%) Calgarians being indifferent or neutral.     


Checking in With Canadians on Their Healthcare System: 2013 Score Cards on Ease of Access, Patient Experience

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid and released at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement CEO Forum in Montreal shows that citizen-patient perceptions among the largest segment of the Canadian population (the pre-retirement adult cohort aged 18 to 64) rank Ontario as the most improved healthcare system over past five years for ease of access and patient experience, followed by the Prairies (Manitoba/Saskatchewan) not far behind, with Alberta and Quebec tied in the middle, Atlantic Canada much further back and British Columbia well back at the bottom.     


Majority (54%) of Canadian Dog and Cat Owners Lack Full Comprehension of Pain in Pets Caused by Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Monday, February 04, 2013

Toronto, ON – When it comes to pain as a result of periodontal disease symptoms, Canadian dog and cat owners incorrectly assume these pains are worse for them than their pets, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Royal Canin. Given a list of symptoms associated with periodontal disease in both pets and humans, Canadians for the most part believe these symptoms are more painful in humans than in cats and dogs.     


Americans Not Convinced Flu Shot is the Best Way to Prevent Flu

Friday, February 01, 2013

Washington, D.C. - The overall vaccination rate (here, the percentage of people who indicated that they have had a flu shot) is 40%. This is in accord with government statistics.     


Four in Five General Practitioners (83%) Agree That Patients Would Benefit From More Routine Hepatitis C Screening

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Toronto, ON – A strong majority of general practitioners (GPs) in Canada believe that more routine hepatitis C screening would be beneficial to patients, according to a recent study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Liver Foundation. Four in five (83%) general practitioners ‘agree’ (23% strongly/61% somewhat) that their patients ‘would benefit from more routine screening of hepatitis C’, while only one in five (17%) ‘disagree’ (2% strongly/14% somewhat).     


GSK Consumer Healthcare To Become Duke-Ipsos Board Member

Monday, January 28, 2013

New York, NY – The Duke-Ipsos Research Center and Think Tank are welcoming GSK Consumer Health Care to the Duke-Ipsos Research Center as a Board Member. GSK, a leader in the oral health, nutritionals, wellness and skin health segments, becomes the ninth member company on the board of the Duke-Ipsos Research Center, a shopper think tank and collaboration between CPG/OTC manufacturers, academics and retailers.     


Ipsos Healthcare Names New Leader for Evidence Generation, Value and Access Portfolio

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

New York, NY – Ipsos Healthcare continues to strengthen its position as a global leader in healthcare and pharmaceutical research. Senior research expert Siva Narayanan has joined Ipsos Healthcare as a Senior Vice President, charged with leading the company’s Evidence Generation, Value and Access portfolio.     


To Reduce Provincial Healthcare Costs, Ontarians Say Focus Should Be On Prevention (45%) and Increasing Access (38%) and Funding (34%) to Home and Community Care

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Toronto, ON – To reduce healthcare costs in Ontario, Ontarians say focus should be placed on prevention and increasing access and funding home and community care, according to a new Ipsos Reid study conducted in the wake of a report tracking major health care costs recently released by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).     


Global Consumers to the Pharmaceutical Industry: Focus on Innovation, Safety and Affordability

Friday, December 14, 2012

New York, NY – While their opinions of the pharmaceutical industry differ widely across countries, consumers throughout the world are remarkably unanimous in singling out what pharmaceutical companies can do to better demonstrate their corporate citizenship: develop innovative drugs to fight diseases, ensure the safety of drugs produced in other countries, and develop assistance programs that provide less expensive drugs to low-income families.     


Who Would Go Out of Country for Cheaper Healthcare Services?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New York — Global citizens appear to be medically mobile, as one in five (18%) indicate they “definitely would” consider traveling to another country to receive medical or dental care if the cost were significantly lower than in their country. The findings shed light on medical tourism, an increasingly popular worldwide phenomenon that is becoming a formalized industry in many countries.     


Ontarians Fear Cancer (70%) the Most Ahead of Heart Disease (59%), Alzheimer’s (57%), Diabetes (41%), Multiple Sclerosis (34%), and HIV/AIDS (27%)

Monday, November 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and the newly launched The Fearless Project, cancer (70%) tops the list as the most feared disease among Ontarians given a list that included heart disease (59%), Alzheimer’s (57%), Diabetes (41%), Multiple Sclerosis (34%) and HIV/AIDS (27%). Seven in ten (70%) Ontarians ‘fear’ (38% a lot/32% somewhat) cancer, while three in ten (30%) ‘don’t fear’ (8% don’t fear at all/22% fear a little) the disease.     


Three-Quarters (72%) of Canadians Are Experiencing an Uncomfortable Level of Stress; Number Jumps to Nine in Ten (90%) Among 18-24 Year Olds

Monday, November 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – An alarming three-quarters (72%) of Canadians are experiencing an uncomfortable level of stress in their day-to-day lives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Loyalty on behalf of Sun Life Financial. Less than three in ten (28%) say that nothing is causing them excessive or uncomfortable levels of stress at this time.     


Seven in Ten (70%) Canadian Parents Strongly Agree that Play is Essential for Children Everywhere to Develop Important Life Skills

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toronto, ON – When it comes specific aspects about play and children development, Canadian parents feel that play is a critical component needed by all children, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Right to Play. Seven in ten (70%) ‘strongly agree’ that ‘play is essential for children everywhere to help them develop important life skills’, while three in ten (29%) ‘somewhat agree’, and only 2% ‘somewhat disagree’ with this claim.     


Nearly Three-Quarters (71%) Report Some Degree of Concern About Levels Of Psychological Health and Safety In Their Workplace

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toronto, ON – Nearly three-quarters of employees in Canada (71%) report some degree of ‘concern’ (4% serious/26% significant%/41% minimal) about levels of psychological health and safety in their workplace based on an analysis of over 65 indicators measuring 13 different psychological factors in the work place. Three in ten (29%), however, express generally lower levels of concern, identifying factors related to psychological health and safety in their workplace as potential areas of strengths, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.     


In Wake of XL Foods Recall, Concern over Food Safety in Canada Edges Higher (83%, + 6 points Since 2010), Trust in the Safety of Meat Products (77%, -9 points) Declines Significantly

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – In the wake of the XL Foods recall of meat in response to an outbreak of e. Coli at its food processing plant in Alberta, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News Service and Global Television has revealed that concern with the safety of food in Canada is on the rise.     


Nine in Ten (91%) Managers and Supervisors Agree It’s Important to Improve Their Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (91%) managers and supervisors ‘agree’ (37% strongly/54% somewhat) that ‘it’s important for them to continue improving their skills in managing distressed workers’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. Less than one in ten (9%) ‘disagree’ (1% strongly/8% somewhat) that it’s important for them to improve their emotional intelligence.     


While a Majority of Canadians Feel Informed on the Issue of HIV/AIDS, They’re Less Informed Now (57%, -13 pts.) Compared to Five Years Ago (70%)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – While a majority (57%) of Canadians feel ‘informed’ (11% very well/46% reasonably well) on the issue of HIV and AIDS, this number is down compared to those who felt ‘informed’ on the issue when the same question was posed five years ago (70%, 16% very well/54% reasonable well), according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision. Conversely, more Canadians (43%, +13 pts.) believe they are ‘not informed’ (5% not at all/38% a little) on the disease in 2012 compared to 2007 (30%, 2% not at all/29% a little).     


Four in Five (84%) Managers and Supervisors Believe It’s Part of Their Job to Intervene With Employees Who Are Showing Signs of Depression

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Toronto, ON – Four in five (84%) managers and supervisors believe it’s part of their job to intervene with an employee who they believe is showing signs of depression, up one point from 2007 (83%), whereas one in five (16%) say this type of intervention is not part of their job. Two-thirds (66%) say ‘they have a strong grasp of policies at their company regarding mental health’, up 20 pts. from 2007, while another six in ten ‘know what to do when someone who reports to them has depression’ (62%, +7 pts) or ‘have personally intervened with an employee who they believed was showing signs of depression’ (55%, +26 pts).     


Two-Thirds (67%) of Canadians Are Familiar With Arthritis; Vast Majority (90%) Correctly Agree That Joint Pain Affects All Ages

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – Two-thirds (67%) of Canadians say they are familiar (18% very/48% somewhat) with arthritis; its risk factors, treatments, symptoms and complications, while one-third (33%) say they are ‘not familiar’ (5% not at all/29% not very) with the condition.     


While Canadians Generally Confident They Could Recognize the Signs of a Medical Emergency, They’re Less Confident with Their Skills to Help

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canadians, overall, appear relatively confident in their ability to recognize the signs of a medical emergency, but are significantly less confident in their abilities to help a person who is experiencing a medical emergency, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Red Cross.     


Health: The Great Divide Between Lower and Higher Income Canadians

Monday, August 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Medical Association’s newly-released report card on the Canadian health care system has revealed that the economic downturn continues to be a consistent factor in terms of the amount of time, energy, and money Canadians spend on sustaining their health. One-quarter (26%) ‘agree’ (9% strongly/17% somewhat) that ‘as a result of the economic downturn I have spent less time, energy and money sustaining my health’, compared to 23% who ‘agreed’ in 2009.     


Two in Ten (18%) Canadians Have No Supplementary Health Coverage

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Toronto, ON – According to a new poll on supplementary health benefits conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, in association with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Institute for Health Economics, eight in ten (82%) have supplementary health coverage, whether it be through their current/previous employer, the provincial government, or a spouse’s/family member’s plan, while two in ten (18%) have no supplementary health coverage at all. The proportion of self-employed Canadians without supplementary coverage rises to 39%.     


Ipsos Public Affairs Named CAHPS® In-Center Hemodialysis (ICH) Preferred Vendor

Friday, July 06, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Ipsos Public Affairs is pleased to announce that it has been named a CAHPS® In-Center Hemodialysis (ICH) Preferred Vendor by the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA).     


Seven In Ten (66%) Canadians Support Decriminalization of Marijuana in Small Amounts

Monday, July 02, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new poll finds that a majority of (66%) Canadians ‘support’ (32% strongly/34% somewhat) action that would see ‘the position of marijuana in small amounts decriminalized so that it no longer carries a penalty or fine’, according to the 5th instalment of a special series examining Canadian values, icons and culture conducted on behalf of Global Television and Postmedia News. Only one in three (34%) Canadians says they ‘disagree’ (18% strongly/16% somewhat) with decriminalizing the possession of marijuana in small amounts.     


Majority (53%) of Canadians Prefer Mixed-Model Healthcare, with Services Offered by Both the Public and Private Sectors

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Toronto, ON – Given the option among a for-profit model, not-for-profit model or a mix of both approaches for the healthcare system in Canada, a majority (53%) of Canadians would opt for a ‘mixed model whereby services are paid for by governments and delivered by the public sector, but patients could seek treatment outside the system and pay for it themselves or through private insurance to private-sector clinics and practices’.     


With Inter-Provincial Working Group Seeking Transformative and Innovative Healthcare Sustainability, Majority of Canadians Support Private Sector Pharmacies Extending Products and Services into...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Toronto, ON – On the heels of a two-day meeting of provincial and territorial health ministers (and also representatives of the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association) recently to further transformation and innovation in the health care system in the hopes of ensuring sustainability, a new poll by Ipsos Reid released by Post Media suggests that, at first blush, most Canadians would be open to supporting private sector pharmacies extending their products and services into new avenues of healthcare.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Healthcare

Monday, June 25, 2012

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from June 19-23, 2012. A summary of the findings is listed below.     


Despite Perceived Changes in Health After Retirement, Just Half (49%) of Retired Boomers Have a Current Health Directive

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Toronto, ON – With more and more Canadians aging and retiring, the need to plan ahead becomes increasingly pertinent. According to retired baby boomers, the top three challenges people face upon retirement are changes in one’s own physical health (74%), changes in spouse/partner health (50%), and changes in income (41%), according to the third annual “RBC Myths and Realities” poll conducted by Ipsos Reid.     


Robert Ramirez Wins 2012 PBIRG President’s Award

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New York, NY – Every day, Robert Ramirez, Vice President with Ipsos Healthcare, gives his all to deliver and exceed the market research needs of America’s pharmaceutical companies. In recognition of his outstanding efforts, the Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence and Research Group (PBIRG) has presented him with their prestigious President’s Award. Greg Kulessa, President of PBIRG, made the announcement at the association’s 2012 annual conference held in Chicago in late May.     


Ipsos Healthcare Appoints Head of Syndicated Services in Asia Pacific

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shanghai, China - Ipsos Healthcare, the global healthcare division of Ipsos, has announced the appointment of David Twinberrow as Head of Syndicated Services, Asia Pacific.     


Canadians Underestimate the Risk of Contracting Shingles

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kirkland, QC – Newly released research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Merck reveals that 94% of Canadians think shingles is painful but only 34% know that a preventive vaccine exists.     


Canada's First Flu Report The Results Are In: Canada Fails The Flu Test!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Montreal, QC – Newly released research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the British Columbia and Quebec Lung Associations reveals discouraging results from Canada’s first national Flu Report Card.     


Despite Warnings, More Youth in Ontario Using Indoor Tanning Beds

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Toronto, ON – Despite warnings from the health community and beyond about the ill-effects of using indoor tanning beds—particularly for young people, more Ontario youth are using tanning beds than before, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society.     


When You Have Meningitis, The Clock is Ticking...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Waterloo, ON – Newly released research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada reveals Canadians are not very familiar with meningitis symptoms, which can often be mistaken for the flu, making it difficult for many people to recognize the severity of the situation.     


Ipsos Healthcare Launches New Suite of Molecular Diagnostics Products, Starting with Oncology MDx Monitor

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

New York, NY – Ipsos Healthcare, the leader in providing global patient audit data across therapy areas, is launching a new suite of Molecular Diagnostic Monitors to complement its Global Therapy Monitors. This new family of studies aims to provide a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder view of the rapidly expanding global MDx (molecular diagnostics) market in multiple indications. First in line is the Oncology MDx Monitor, further strengthening Ipsos Healthcare’s Global Oncology Portfolio.     


Half (47%) of Global Employees Agree Their Workplace is Psychologically Safe and Healthy: Three in Ten (27%) Say Not

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New York — A global average of half (47%) of employees in 24 countries agree their current workplace is a ‘psychologically safe and healthy environment to work in’ finds a new survey conducted by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News. A further three in ten (27%) disagreed while one quarter (26%) place themselves in the middle of their assessment.     


Six in Ten (61%) Ontarians Would Visit Their Pharmacist for Administration of Drugs and Immunizations, If they Had the Proper Training and Government Authorization

Friday, March 02, 2012

Toronto, ON – If they knew their pharmacist had appropriate training and was authorized by the government to provide health advice and services to support their personal health beyond drug dispensing and prescription instructions, six in ten (61%) Ontarians would visit their pharmacist for the administration of drugs by injection, including immunizations, and drugs by inhalation.     


More Canadians Getting Screened for Colon Cancer

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Toronto, ON – Half of Canadians aged 50 to 74 have been screened for colon cancer in the last two years (a fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy), an increase of 6 points since data collected in similar survey in 2009, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and its National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network.     


Ipsos Healthcare Continues to Battle Patient Non-Adherence

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New York, NY – Combating patient non-adherence continues to be a significant issue, as associated costs are on the rise and the U.S. moves toward a stronger preventive health agenda. Ipsos is committed to the fight, helping to spark meaningful discussion and develop viable solutions.     


Ipsos Healthcare’s Research Chief Joins MRII Board

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New York, NY and Saint Louis, MO – Ipsos Healthcare is pleased to announce that Paul Snyderman, Chief Research Officer, has been elected to the 2012 Board of Directors of the Marketing Research Institute International (MRII). The MRII is a non-profit online educational institute which in partnership with the University of Georgia is devoted to fulfilling the educational needs of people worldwide in the marketing research profession.     


Nine in Ten (88%) Canadian Parents Support Vaccinating Boys Against HPV through Public Program at School

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (88%) parents of children aged 10 to 17 would ‘support’ (54% strongly/34% somewhat) their provincial government funding vaccinations of boys (in addition to girls) against HPV infection and protection against genital warts, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Merck. Moreover, the proportion that strongly supports this initiative climbs by ten points among those who, during the survey, clicked a link to view pictures of genital warts, which is a potential consequence of HPV in boys. Overall, just one in ten (12%) parents would be against (4% strongly/8% somewhat) this kind of public program for boys.     


Seven in Ten (69%) Canadians ‘Strongly Agree’ that Premiers Should Adopt Principles to Put Patients First

Monday, January 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – As the premiers are set to meet in Victoria as part of the Council of the Federation, Canadians want their premier to adopt a series of principles that put patients first, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association. Canada’s physicians and nurses have developed a series of principles to make the healthcare system more concentrated on the needs of patients. These principles have been adopted by some 70 organizations including medical, health and patient groups. As such, almost all (95%) Canadians ‘agree’ (69% strongly/27% somewhat) that they would encourage their premier to ‘adopt a series of principles that make the healthcare system more concentrated on the needs of patients’ – with Albertans (76%) being most likely to strongly agree, followed by those living in Quebec (72%), Ontario (69%), Atlantic Canada (69%), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (63%) and British Columbia (59%).     


Canadians Prepare for Indulgent Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Toronto, ON – With the holiday season in full swing, healthy lifestyles will take a back seat for two thirds of Canadians (65%) who agree (18% strongly/47% somewhat) they ‘will likely eat foods and treats with a higher fat, calorie or sugar content than they usually do’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Health Food Association. In a season of indulgence six in ten (58%) agree (15% strongly/43% somewhat) they ‘will probably eat more than they usually do’, and four in ten (38%) agree (11% strongly/27% somewhat) they ‘will drink more alcoholic beverages than usual’.     


Two in Three (67%) Ontarians ‘Agree’ Smoking Should Not Be Allowed In-Doors in Multi-Unit Dwellings

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Toronto, ON – Two in three (67%) Ontarians ‘agree’ (47% strongly/20% somewhat) that ‘smoking should not be allowed in-doors in multi-unit dwellings such as apartments, condominiums, and co-ops’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society. Just one in three (33%) ‘disagree’ (16% strongly/17% somewhat) with this type of ban. Young adults, aged 18 to 34, who are typically the most likely to be living in multi-unit dwellings, are the most likely to agree (83%).     


Fewer (45%) Canadians Scheduling Regular Physical Checkups, Down 4 Points in 4 Years

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Toronto, ON – Fewer than half (45%) of Canadians say they ‘regularly’ go to the doctor for a complete physical or check-up, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC Insurance. In fact, the proportion of Canadians regularly scheduling physicals is down 4 points since a similar poll conducted in 2007.     


Nine in Ten (90%) Canadians Say Major Health Event or Chronic Condition Would Have Impact on Their Personal Finances, With Majority (53%) saying Major Impact

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (90%) Canadians say that if they were to experience a major health event such as a heart attack or cancer, or a chronic health condition such as diabetes or arthritis, they would expect their personal financial situation to be impacted, according to the second annual Sun Life Financial Health Index™ conducted by Ipsos Reid. In fact, a majority (53%) believe that impact would be ‘big, perhaps permanent’, while four in ten (38%) think it would be a ‘manageable, temporary impact’. Just one in ten (10%) believe there would be no impact at all to their financial situation.     


Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer Low, Canadians Greatly Over-Estimate Five-Year Survival Rate

Friday, November 04, 2011

Toronto, ON – November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and awareness of pancreatic cancer – the most deadly form of cancer which afflicts approximately 4,000 Canadians each year – is low, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted in support of Ipsos and Ipsos Charity Trust’s pancreatic-cancer initiative. Just four in ten (37%) say they’re ‘knowledgeable’ (6% very/31% somewhat) about pancreatic cancer, while most (63%) admit they’re ‘not knowledgeable’ (16% not at all/46% not very).     


Synovate Healthcare Publishes In-depth Review of Type 2 Diabetes Global Surge, Including Treatment Evaluation and Market Outlook

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Synovate was acquired by Ipsos in October 2011. The research discussed in this press release was conducted prior to the acquisition, using Synovate’s research policies and methodologies.     


Public Views of Health Care in BC

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Vancouver, BC – This report presents the findings of a new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia that was conducted on behalf of the BC Medical Association (BCMA).     


Eight in Ten Caregivers Say They Should Be Taking Better Care of their own Health

Friday, September 23, 2011

New York, NY – Though 86% caregivers say that they like to stay informed about health issues because they are concerned for the health and well-being of a loved one, many are lacking critical information about kidney disease, according to a survey of 1,000 caregivers ages 35 to 65 conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the American Kidney Fund. Half of caregivers – defined as those who take care of or provide assistance to family members, friends, or other loved ones when they are sick or have special medical needs – are often asked for their advice on health and well-being by friends and loved ones (50%), yet majorities are unaware of the leading causes of kidney disease.     


Nine in Ten Ontarians (90%) Familiar with Smoke-Free Ontario Legislation, Most Agree With Recommendations for Further Action

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (90%) Ontarians claim to be ‘familiar’ (29% very/45% somewhat/16% a little) with the provincial government’s ‘Smoke-Free Ontario legislation which was enacted in May, 2006, to protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke and to prevent young people from starting to smoke’, according to a recent Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Johnson and Johnson. Just one in ten (10%) say they’re not at all familiar with the legislation.     


Canadians Support Greater Accountability in Health Care: Nine in Ten (87%) Think a Patient Health Charter Should be Required under the Next Federal-Provincial Health Care Funding Agreement

Monday, August 22, 2011

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Medical Association’s newly-released report card on the Canadian health care system has revealed several findings indicating that Canadians want greater accountability in health care, including: support for a patient health charter, a complaint mechanism, and a system that would allow those who are not receiving adequate care to receive care in other jurisdictions.     


The Young and Risky Traveller: Nearly Half (44%) of Canadians Aged 18 to 34 Typically Fail to Insure Themselves Before Travelling to the United States

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Toronto, ON – The young may be restless, but they’re also risky travellers, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC Insurance. Nearly one half (44%) of Canadians aged 18 to 34 who have travelled to the United States in the last two years say they don’t typically insure themselves (29% never/15% rarely) before they travel.     


When it comes to Healthcare, Most Canadians (89%) Expect the Federal Government to Play a Leading Role – and Think that a First Ministers Meeting Needs to be Called as Soon as Possible to Address the...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (89%) ‘agree’ (57% strongly/32% somewhat) that ‘it is important that the federal government play a leading role in the transformation of the health care system’. Similarly, most (92%) ‘agree’ (57% strongly/35% somewhat) that ‘it is important that a meeting of the First Ministers be called as soon as possible to deal with the challenges facing the health care system’.     


Added Senior-Level Research Strength at Ipsos Health

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New York, NY – Ipsos Health is set on a growth pattern. The group is announcing two senior level researchers - David Scowcroft as Senior Vice President and Susan Baxter as Vice President – have joined the ranks. This follows last month’s announcement of 10 newly hired research professionals, and the continued expansion of the team.     


Synovate Healthcare Study of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Shows Lack of Awareness of New Medications and High Costs as Main Barriers to Better Treatment

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Synovate was acquired by Ipsos in October 2011. The research discussed in this press release was conducted prior to the acquisition, using Synovate’s research policies and methodologies.     


Most (83%) Ontarians Support Ban on Indoor Tanning by Youth Under the Age of 18

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – Most (83%) Ontarians ‘support’ (56% strongly/27% somewhat) ‘the Government of Ontario implementing a ban on indoor tanning on youth under the age of 18 years old’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society. Conversely, just two in ten (17%) ‘oppose’ (6% strongly/12% somewhat) such a ban.     


Three Quarters (73%) of Ontarians Support Not Allowing Smoking in Movies Rated G, PG or 14A

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Toronto, ON – Three quarters (73%) of Ontarians ‘support’ (48% strongly/28% somewhat) ‘not allowing smoking in movies that are rated G, PG or 14A’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Ontario Coalition for Smoke Free Movies. Conversely, three in ten (27%) would ‘oppose’ (11% strongly/16% somewhat) such a measure.     


Ipsos Health Supports New National Medication Adherence Campaign

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New York, NY - Ipsos Health announces that it has joined a new national campaign to help save lives and money by encouraging Americans to take their medication as prescribed. The Script Your Future campaign was officially launched May 11 by the National Consumers League with an event in Washington, DC featuring Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States.     


One Quarter (25%) of Ontarians Admit it’s Difficult to Lead a Healthy Life and Make Healthy Choices

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Toronto, On - Many Ontarians are struggling to lead a healthy lifestyle, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. While three quarters (75%) of Ontarians, overall, say that it is ‘easy’ for them to lead a healthy life and make healthy choices in their daily life to prevent illness, injury and disease, just 24% believe it is ‘very easy’, while 51% think it’s only ‘somewhat easy’. Conversely, one quarter (25%) think it is ‘difficult’ (2% very/23% somewhat) to lead a healthy life and make healthy choices.     


Healthcare (35%) Trumps Economy and Jobs (24%), Debt Reduction (15%), Education (12%) and the Environment (11%) as Top Issue for Federal Election

Friday, April 15, 2011

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association reveals that nearly four in ten (35%) Prairie and Northern Canadians believe that healthcare is the issue that they would most like the party leaders to address, significantly higher than the proportion who say that jobs and economic growth (24%), debt and deficit reduction (15%), education (12%) and the environment (11%) are the issues they most want to hear about.     


One in four (24%) Atlantic Canadians would be ‘Very Likely’ to Change Their Vote if the Party they Currently Support Fails to Present a Plan for the Future of Health Care

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – With Canada plunged into its fourth election campaign in seven years, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association reveals that nearly four in ten (39%) Atlantic Canadians believe that healthcare is the issue that they would most like the party leaders to address, significantly higher than the proportion who say that jobs and economic growth (24%), debt and deficit reduction (14%), education (12%) and the environment (7%) are the issues they most want to hear about.     


Canadians Agree Healthcare Should Be the Priority for Both the Provincial (84%) and Federal Governments (73%)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians ‘agree’ that health care should be both the federal (73% -- 30% strongly/43% somewhat) and provincial government’s (84% -- 39% strongly/45% somewhat) top priority, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, and with the federal-provincial healthcare accord set to expire in three years, Canadians want to see action sooner rather than later.     


Les Canadiens s’entendent pour dire que les soins de santé devraient être la priorité des gouvernements fédéral (73 %) et provinciaux (84 %)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – La plupart des Canadiens sont « d’accord » pour dire que les soins de santé devraient être la priorité du gouvernement fédéral (73 % – 30 % fortement/43 % plutôt) et des gouvernements provinciaux (84 % – 39 % fortement/45 % plutôt), selon un nouveau sondage Ipsos Reid mené pour le compte de l’Association médicale canadienne. De plus, en vue de l’échéance en 2014 de l’Accord fédéral-provincial sur la santé, les canadiens semblent souhaiter que le gouvernement agisse plus tôt que tard.     


Only a Slim Majority (53%) of Canadians Believe Health Claims Made on Food Product Labels

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians are mixed on the believability of health claims made on food product labels, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Global National. Only a slim majority (53%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (5% strongly/48% somewhat) that they ‘believe the health claims made on food labels’. Conversely, nearly one half (47%) ‘disagree’ (9% srongly/39% somewhat) that they believe health claims made on food labels.     


Almost Half (45%) of Canadians Don’t Place Health Near the Top of their Priority List

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Toronto, ON – Two weeks into the new year, many Canadians are likely still continuing with their New Year’s resolutions to lead healthier lifestyles. But almost half (45%) of all Canadians don’t place health near the top of their priority list according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Sun Life Canadian Health Index. The Sun Life Canadian Health Index is unique because it places Canadians in five major health categories based on attitudes towards healthy lifestyles, perceived health and reported behaviours – Overconfident (23% of the Canadian population) Overextended (22%), Health Achievers (22%), Resilient (18%) and Inhibited (16%).     


Two-Thirds of Canadians Use Natural Products

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Vancouver, BC – More than two-thirds of Canadians use natural products and use seems likely to grow, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Alive Magazine this September.     


Aside from Excellent Medical Care, Keeping a Positive Mindset Seen as Most Beneficial When Facing a Serious Health Issue

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New York, NY – Aside from excellent medical care, 35% of Americans say that keeping a positive mental attitude is most beneficial when facing a serious health challenge, according to a survey of over 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CaringBridge. Roughly a quarter feel that having emotional support and encouragement from loved ones (27%) or personal prayer or faith (23%) would be most beneficial to them if they were dealing with a health problem. Fewer believe that staying physically active (13%) or keeping a journal about their experiences (2%) would provide the most benefit.     


Parents and Their Children’s Mental Health: Where to Go and Who to Trust

Monday, October 04, 2010

Toronto, ON – Nearly one quarter (22%) of parents of children age 18 and under say that the prospect of mental illness among their children is a source of ‘concern’ (7% very/15% somewhat), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Moreover, a majority (54%) of parents spend time (15% very often/39% occasionally) thinking about mental health problems as they affect their children, but just one in ten (11%) parents consider themselves to be ‘very knowledgeable’ about children’s mental health issues, compared to most who consider themselves to be either ‘somewhat’ (45%), ‘not very’ (37%) or ‘not at all knowledgeable’ (7%) about children’s mental health.     


The Recession Has Led Nearly Half of Americans to Change Their Financial Planning Strategy

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York, NY – Nearly half of adults aged 30 and older (46%) have changed the way they handle financial planning as a result of the ongoing economic downturn, according to a new survey of over 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of New York Life. Actions taken in reaction to the “Great Recession” include starting to save a greater percentage of their monthly income (22%), taking new steps to protect their assets (19%), considering the financial strength and/or reputation of companies before engaging with them financially (14%), consulting a financial professional about long-term financial objectives and needs (14%), and increasing funding of their retirement nest egg (13%). However, 54% of adults 30 and older say that they have not taken any of these actions since the start of the economic downturn in 2008.     


One in Ten (8%) Canadians Rank Arthritis as Disease Most Frequently Associated With Workplace Absences or Long-Term Disability

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Toronto, ON - One in ten (8%) Canadians say that arthritis is the disease they most frequently associate with workplace absences, with these Canadians placing arthritis ahead of even cancer or heart conditions, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Arthritis Society.     


Ipsos Vantis Study Finds Majority Support for Obesity and Weight Management Drugs

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Parsippany, NJ – Ipsos Vantis, a major market research supplier to the pharmaceutical industry, recently conducted surveys among physicians to evaluate three new product concepts in the obesity and weight management prescription drug category: Qnexa (Vivus, Inc.), LORQESS/lorcaserin(Arena Pharmaceuticals) and Contrave (Orexigen Therapeutics). The findings include market opportunity assessments and comparisons of key measures against the largest normative data base of new product concepts in the industry.     


Canadians to Prime Minister Harper: Don’t Forget about Healthcare

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Toronto, ON – While Prime Minister Harper has been focusing his government’s efforts on the economy, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association has revealed that Canadians don’t want the Prime Minister to forget about healthcare.     


Younger Adults Bracing For Increasing Health Costs: 2010 Report Card on Healthcare in Canada

Monday, August 23, 2010

Toronto, ON – While most boomers are closer to the point in their life when they will become more reliant on the healthcare system, the annual 2010 Report Card on Healthcare in Canada, conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, finds that those under the age of 46 are more likely to be bracing for the increasing costs of healthcare in Canada.     


Three out of Four Full-Time Employees of Large Companies Wish They Didn’t Spend Most of Their Working Hours Sitting

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New York, NY – Full-time employees of large companies in the United States or more spend on average two-thirds of their working hours in a sitting position, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Ergotron. On average, full-time employees of companies with 1,000 or more employees report spending an average of 21 hours per week seated at a desk, nearly three hours per week seated in meetings and four hours per week seated working at home – a total of 28 hours out of an average workweek of 42 hours, or close to 7 hours on a typical work day. The study also found that full-time workers at large companies spend an average of 25 working hours each week facing a computer or a mobile device, or about 6 hours on a typical work day.     


To Deal With Rising Costs of Healthcare, Canadians Prefer Finding Efficiencies (61%) Over Investing More Tax Dollars (28%) Or Providing Greater Opportunities To Pay Out-Of-Pocket (11%)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Toronto, ON – Provincial governments across the country are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of healthcare, and while Canadians likely want to continue to see improvements to the access and quality of care, they are also likely loathe to increases in the level of taxation they pay.     


Majority (51%) of Canadians Have Decided to Donate Organs after Death, But Just 27% of Those Who Wish to Donate Have Actually Registered To Do So

Friday, August 13, 2010

Toronto, ON – Most (95%) Canadians continue to ‘approve’ (69% strongly/26% somewhat) of organ and tissue donation (when people donate their organs or their tissues after death), virtually unchanged from 9 years ago, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Blood Services.     


Concern for Food Safety in Canada on the Rise, With Eight in Ten (77%) Canadians ‘Concerned’ About the Safety of the Food They Eat (+11 Points)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Toronto, ON – As the saying goes, you are what you eat, and so it seems logical that one must trust that the food they consume is safe. However, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News has revealed that eight in ten (77%) Canadians are ‘concerned’ (34% very/44% somewhat) with the safety of the food that they eat’ – an increase of 11 points in three years. Conversely, just one quarter (23%) of Canadian say they’re ‘not concerned’ (3% not at all/19% not really) with the safety of the food they eat, a decrease of 11 points.     


Ipsos Health Positions for Client Service Excellence

Monday, June 21, 2010

New York, NY – Ipsos Health is rethinking the relationship between market researchers and their clients. The company’s health care and pharmaceutical research specialty is making moves and taking action to strengthen its partnerships with clients, with the ultimate objective of offering better service and stronger results. To facilitate that, Robert Ramirez has been appointed as Vice President, Partnership Development with Ipsos Health. Having serviced Ipsos clients for several years, Ramirez will now help shape and strengthen Ipsos Health’s value to clients in the ever demanding and ever changing realm of health care and pharmaceuticals.     


Can Technology Reduce Hospital and Doctor Wait Times?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Calgary, AB – Over one-quarter (28%) of online Canadians agree that they would prefer to have their first visit with their doctor via email, text messaging or webcam according to a recent Ipsos Interactive Reid report. Eight percent strongly agree that they would prefer to use one of these communications mediums, while 20% somewhat agree.     


Two in Three (64%) Canadians Think its Feasible that Provincial Health Spending Could Escalate to 70-80% of Budgets Within Next Twenty Years

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll commissioned for the Munk Debates has found that two in three (64%) Canadians believe that a situation whereby provincial government health spending would account for 70% to 80% of provincial budgets is ‘real and could occur’. Conversely, one in three (36%) believe that studies which suggest that healthcare costs could escalate this much are just ‘alarmist speculation’.     


Almost Two Thirds (62%) Of Global Citizens Believe There Will Be a Cure for Cancer In Their Lifetime

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ottawa, ON— A new Canada.com News poll conducted by Ipsos and released today indicates that almost two-thirds (62%) of adults surveyed in 23 countries (representing 75% of the worlds GDP) has a belief that "there will be a cure for cancer in my lifetime". This compares with 38% disagree that there will be a cure for cancer in their lifetime.     


Half (52%) of Global Citizens Would Find it Difficult for a Very Ill Family Member to Get Quality, Affordable Healthcare

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Washington, DC— A new Reuters News poll conducted by Ipsos and released today indicates that half (52%) of adults surveyed in 22 countries (representing 75% of the worlds GDP) would find it difficult if a member of their family became very ill (very 13%/somewhat 39%) for them to get quality, affordable health care services compared to the other half (48%) who believe it would be easy (very 9%/somewhat 39%) to do so.     


Six in Ten (59%) Say Canadian Healthcare System Is Not Sustainable Because of Costs

Monday, March 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – The majority of Canadians (59%) ‘agree’ (14% completely/45% somewhat) that ‘as a result of the increasing cost of providing universal healthcare in Canada, governments will not be able to continue to afford the current health care system while continuing to provide other services like education, transportation and support for the unemployed and pension benefits for retirees to ensure that they can continue to deliver the current level of health care’. Just four in ten (42%) ‘disagree’ (15% completely/27% somewhat) with this assessment, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association.     


Canadians, Even Parents, Unfamiliar with the Risks, Treatments, Symptoms and Complications of Juvenile Arthritis

Monday, March 01, 2010

Toronto, ON – Canadians appear to be unfamiliar with the risk factors, treatments, symptoms and or complications of juvenile arthritis. In fact, just two in ten (19%) say they are ‘familiar’ (3% very/16% somewhat), while the vast majority (81%) are ‘not familiar’ (34% not at all/’47% not very).     


In Lead up to Budget Day, Canadians Want a Long-Term Deficit-Reduction Strategy that Ensures Sustainability of Important Programs like Health Care

Friday, February 26, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Finance Minister Jim Flaherty prepares to deliver the budget on March 4th, revealing to the nation his deficit-reduction plan, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association has revealed that most Canadians (89%) ‘agree’ (48% completely/41% somewhat) that they would ‘rather see the Government of Canada take a long-term approach to reducing the deficit so that it can ensure the sustainability of important programs like health care’ instead of reducing the deficit through cutting back spending on key government programs.     


Majority (84%) of Canadians ‘Concerned’ that over One in Ten Don’t Have a Family Doctor, Time it Takes to Get an Appointment with Family Doctor (51%) or Specialist (84%)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Toronto, ON – Most Canadians (84%) are ‘concerned’ (52% very/31% somewhat) about the ‘fact that more than one in ten Canadians do not have a family doctor’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association. In fact, according to the poll, roughly 17% of Canadians don’t have a family doctor. But among the 82% that do, a majority (51%) are ‘concerned’ (21% strongly/30% somewhat) about ‘the length of time it takes to get an appointment with their family doctor’.     


Most (85%) Want Canada to Be Known as a Global Leader in Finding Solutions to Poverty and Protecting the World’s Children

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toronto, ON- The welfare of children around the world is important to Canadians and they want governments around the world to commit to previously-made pledges to protect the world’s children, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision.     


As Healthcare Reform Passes a Major Hurdle in the Senate, Americans Step Back to Assess the Plan

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Washington, DC – A poll taken as the US Senate decided to continue debate on a healthcare reform bill shows that Americans remain divided in their opinions about healthcare reform with those saying they are now undecided jumping from 12% earlier this month (November 1st) to 20% in the latest poll – a sign that some Americans may be pulling back to assess the current plan before committing to favoring or opposing reform.     


Concern about Contracting the Swine Flu Has Become Widespread

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Washington, DC – Over six in ten U.S. adults express concern that they themselves, someone in their household, or a close friend will get sick from the swine flu, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. More specifically, 63% said they are concerned – 26% “very” and 37% “somewhat” so. This marks an increase in concern since May when just over half (51%) were worried about contracting the H1N1 virus. In contrast, roughly a third (37%) say that they are not concerned that they or their loved ones will get sick from swine flu (21% not very concerned; 15% not at all concerned).     


Majority (52%) of Canadians Living with Chronic Pain Agree that their Employer Doesn’t Like when they Miss Work as a Result of Pain

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Toronto, ON– Despite the pain they experience, a majority (52%) of those living with chronic pain agree with the notion that their employer doesn’t like it when they have to take time off work as a result of their pain according to the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Jurstina. However, nine in ten (91%) agree that their pain has to be severe before they consider staying home from work, while a similar number (88%) report that they typically go to work rather than stay home when they experience pain.     


With Only 19% Very Concerned About Getting H1N1 Flu, Half (51%) of Canadians Tepid in Rolling up their Sleeves for Needle, While Other Half (48%) Says No Thanks More Firmly

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Toronto, ON – A majority (56%) of Canadians say they're ‘concerned’ (19% very/37% somewhat) that they or someone else in their family may contract the H1N1 flu virus over the next number of weeks or months, up from 47% (9 points) since April of this year, according to a new Ipsos Reid/Canwest News Service/Global Television poll taken in the days Health Canada was considering whether or not to approve the vaccine.     


Snapshot of Canadians' Eating Habits Reveals Many Not Eating Well

Monday, October 19, 2009

Toronto, ON – A majority of Canadians may not be getting enough milk and alternatives, vegetables and fruit in their diet, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, in partnership with Dietitians of Canada. But the deficiency is not related solely to those foods and extends to all four food groups.     


Teens Welcome Parents’ Increasing Openness about Their Past Experiences with Alcohol or Drugs

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New York, NY – Two thirds of boys and girls aged 15 to 18 (67%) say that their parents have told them about their own experiences with alcohol and drugs when they were young, and these teens nearly unanimously (95%) look at it as a good thing, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Hazelden.     


Four in Ten (37%) Canadians Admit They Don’t Get Enough Fibre

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (37%) Canadians believe they are not getting enough fibre, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Kellogg. In fact, when asked approximately how many grams of fibre they consume each day, only 16% indicated that they consume at least 25g a day – an equivalent to the Recommended Daily Intake. Six in ten (60%) didn’t know how many grams of fibre they consume on a daily basis.     


For All Its Intensity, Americans Are Not Swayed by the Healthcare Debate

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Washington, DC – Americans remain divided in their views of healthcare reform, as roughly as many feel that a public health insurance plan is necessary in order for all Americans to have access to quality healthcare (49%) as say that this can be achieved without creating a public plan (46%), according to a new telephone poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. This mirrors attitudes from a poll held in early July, when 52% said a public option was needed and 44% said it was not.     


Medication Most Commonly Seen As an Effective Way to Alleviate Arthritic Pain

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten respondents (87%) believe that medications are effective in reducing arthritic pain according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of The Arthritis Society. While respondents are more likely to find medications to be as effective treatment, at least three quarters also say that physiotherapy (79%), physical activity (78%), applying heat or cold (76%), joint replacement therapy (76%) and massage (75%) are effective in reducing arthritis pain. Nearly two thirds also find complementary therapies to be a useful treatment.     


Commentary: A pollster's view of Obama's health care reform missteps

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Economic Downturn Has Negative Impact on The Health of Canadians, Says 9th Annual Report Card On Health Care System

Monday, August 17, 2009

Toronto, ON – The ninth annual Report Card on the Health Care system in Canada finds that the health of many Canadians has been adversely affected by the economic recession of this past year. The Ipsos Ried poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association has revealed that one quarter of Canadians (23%) say they have spent less time, energy, and money maintaining their health as a result of the economic downturn. Furthermore, three in ten (32%) are spending less on food, one quarter (25%) have cancelled a dentist appointment and one in ten (10%) have cancelled a doctor appointment due to financial concerns that have been exacerbated by the struggling economy.     


Only 30% of U.S. Adults Consider Themselves Overweight

Friday, August 07, 2009

Washington, DC — Despite the increasing prevalence of obesity, Americans are less likely to describe themselves as overweight now than they were five years ago, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Today, 30% of U.S. adults aged 18 and older view themselves as overweight, down from 36% in 2004, suggesting that Americans’ perception of what constitutes a healthy weight is changing.     


Health Insurance: What Americans Want

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New York, NY – When it comes to health insurance coverage in the current economic climate, concerns related to financial security trump all other matters such as health care provider choice and customer service, according to a new Ipsos poll of over 1,000 Americans. Low costs top the list of what Americans deem most important when it comes to health insurance, including low deductibles and out-of-pocket costs (#1 characteristic, cited by 43%), low cost of coverage (#2, cited by 41%), and willingness to pay claims (#5, cited by 29%).     


U.S. vs. Canadian Healthcare: Poll Compares Citizens’ Experience as Patients

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Washington, DC – Americans are less likely than are Canadians to describe their healthcare services as being affordable, according to a new Ipsos poll. Only half of U.S. adults (49%) agree that they currently have access to all of the healthcare services they need without it costing them more than they can afford. In contrast, two thirds of Canadian adults (65%) feel this way.     


Slim Majority of Americans Favor a Public Health Insurance Option

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Washington, DC – Just over half of Americans (52%) say a public health insurance plan is necessary in order for all Americans to have access to quality healthcare while 44% feel that this can be achieved without creating a public plan, according to a new telephone poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.     


Peer-Reviewed Nutrition Journal Reports that U.S. Physicians and Nurses Widely Use and Recommend Dietary Supplements, Based on Ipsos Study

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New York, NY — Physicians and nurses in the United States are as likely as members of the general public to use dietary supplements and most of them recommend supplements to their patients, according to a study published in Nutrition Journal, a peer-reviewed, online journal that focuses on the field of human nutrition. The findings reported in a July 2009 Nutrition Journal article are based on data from the “Life…supplemented” Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs in October 2007 among 900 physicians and 277 nurses.     


Survey Shows that Many Asthma Sufferers Have Misconceptions about How to Control Their Condition

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New York, NY — An Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Astra Zeneca and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found that although an overwhelming majority of asthma sufferers (97%) agree that there are serious risks associated with uncontrolled asthma, many have misconceptions about asthma control.     


Only a Slim Majority (55%) ‘Agrees’ That Health Care Services in Their Community Are Patient-Centred

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Toronto, ON — Reflecting on whether or not the health care services in their community are patient-centred, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, only a slim majority (55%) ‘agrees’ (16% strongly/39% somewhat) they are. In fact, with only 16% strongly agreeing that the care is patient-focused, it is clear that there is significant room for improvement with this approach.     


Canadian Seniors Enjoy Their Independence

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – Canadian seniors are not fond of the prospect of ending up in a nursing home and would do whatever it took to avoid moving to a facility of this sort, according to the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Bayshore. When asked whether they would attempt to live independently (that is, outside of a nursing home facility), 95% of seniors (defined as those between the age 65 and 85) suggested they would. In addition, nine in ten (70% strongly, 18% somewhat) said they would do everything they could to avoid moving into a nursing home/extended care facility. On the other hand, more than nine in ten (83% strongly, 13% somewhat) said they would prefer to live independently in their own home with some assistance (if needed) as opposed to living in a nursing home or extended care facility.     


Communication Breakdown

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – There is a schism between baby boomers and their parents when it comes to the care parents require as they age according to a new study by Ipsos Reid conducted on behalf of Bayshore. According to the survey, two in ten (20%) seniors (defined as those between the age of 65 and 85) avoid speaking to their children about difficult subjects as it makes them uncomfortable and one quarter (24%) of baby boomers (those between 40 and 64) say the same thing.     


Boomers Willing to Give More Than Aging Parents Expect

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Bayshore Home Health has revealed that older Canadians and their adult children aren’t always on the same page when it comes to the amount of help their aging parent needs and the amount of help adult children are prepared to give.     


95% of U.S. Travel Plans Held During Swine Flu Outbreak

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New York, NY - Although concerns surrounding the outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1), also known as the Swine Flu, were prevalent among U.S. residents, 95% of those who had plans to travel between May to August, 2009, kept those plans intact. This is just one of the findings from an Ipsos survey conducted among 1,149 adult U.S. residents during the period May 1-5, 2009.     


97% of Canadians’ Travel Plans Held During Swine Flu Outbreak

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vancouver, BC - Although concerns surrounding the outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1), also known as the Swine Flu, were prevalent among Canadian residents, 97% of those who had plans to travel between May to August, 2009, kept those plans intact. This is just one of the findings from an Ipsos Reid survey conducted among 1,713 adult Canadian residents during the period May 1-5, 2009.     


Swine Flu Study

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Flu Fear Fizz: Less than Half (47%) of Canadians Concerned with Catching New Flu, Only 15% Very Much So

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Toronto, ON – As countries across the world take precautions to stop the spread of what was coined as swine flu at the outset but is now officially known as H1N1 (as individuals cannot contract the flu from eating swine or hog products), a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global National has revealed that just one in seven (15%) are ‘very concerned’ with catching the flu – notable considering the alleged pandemic hype. In total, fewer than one half (47%) of Canadians are ‘concerned’ (15% very much/33% somewhat) that ‘they or someone else in their family might contract this flu over the next number of weeks or months’.     


While One in Five (19%) of Canadian Employees Feel at Psychological Risk in Their Workplace, New Tool Suggests that Three in Ten (29%) May Be

Monday, April 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – Three in ten (29%) employed Canadians may be experiencing psychologically unsafe and unhealthy workplaces according to a groundbreaking new study produced by Simon Fraser University’s Consortium for Organizational Mental Healthcare (COMH; www.comh.ca), a not-for-profit research centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. The study was commissioned by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and this survey was conducted by Ipsos Reid.     


Seven in Ten (71%) Ontarians Believe That Pharmacists Could Play a Greater Role in Management of Their Health

Monday, March 02, 2009

Toronto, ON – Seven in ten (71%) Ontarians believe that pharmacists could play a greater role in the management of their health, with individuals from all walks of like being equally as likely to agree. In fact, if they knew that their pharmacist had the appropriate training, many Ontarians would rely on them for a wide variety of services that are currently provided by other health care professionals.     


Almost Three-Quarters (70%) of Online Canadians Have Visited a Healthcare Website in the Past Year

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Calgary, AB – A new study released by Ipsos Reid, Online Healthcare: Coming of Age, has found that almost three-quarters (70%) of online Canadians have visited a healthcare website in the past year. This figure is up slightly (+4%) from the last time the study was conducted in 2002. Study author Mark Laver noted that "this is another confirmation that the Internet has come of age as a meaningful resource tool for those online."     


Pharmaceutical Conference Explores New Frontiers for Brand Optimization

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New York, NY – A team of researchers from Ipsos’ healthcare practice will be presenting new methods for measuring brand optimization in the pharmaceutical industry. The presentation is part of the 2009 Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG). PMRG’s conference is to be held in Las Vegas, NV from March 8-10, 2009.     


Nine In Ten (92%) Blood Donors Glad to Give Blood

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON – On October 29th Canadian Blood Services announced that its emergency reserve of blood had been depleted by 40 percent and put out an urgent need for blood donors. Appointment bookings in the fall were low across the country, which was one of the contributing factors that lead to the depletion of the national blood inventory. At the same time, the Canadian economy was facing a similar downturn. For this reason Canadian Blood Services commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct a survey among the general public and blood donors to find out if the downturn in the economy was in any way related to the decline in appointment bookings.     


Ipsos Executive Appointed to Affiliate Board of PBRIG

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

New York, NY - Fred LaManna, Senior Vice President with Ipsos Marketing’s Healthcare Practice — a division focused on pharmaceutical market research — has been appointed to the affiliate board of the Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence and Research Group (PBIRG).     


Most Ontarians Think Toxic Chemicals Exist in their Environments (77%) and Personal Products (76%)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Survey of Ontarians conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society has revealed that three quarters (76%) of Ontarians believe there are toxic chemicals in their ‘environments’ (shorthand for where one works, lives or plays), while a similar proportion (77%) think they exist in the products that they use. Furthermore, among those who think that these toxic chemicals exist, eight in ten believe those chemicals found in their environments (83%) or products they use (82%) could be harmful to the health of themselves or their family.     


While Most (94%) Think It’s ‘Important’ to Have Access to One’s Own Medical History, Only Six in Ten (60%) Say It’s ‘Easy’ To Access Them

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Toronto, ON – While almost all (94%) Canadians ‘agree’ (70% strongly/23% somewhat) that it’s important for them to access their medical history when they need to make decisions about their health, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of TELUS has revealed that only six in ten (60%) Canadians ‘agree’ (31% strongly/28% somewhat) that obtaining this access is easy. In fact, one in three (35%) ‘disagree’ (18% strongly/17% somewhat) that this is the case.     


Most (91%) Canadian Women Unaware of Their Own Vitamin D Levels

Friday, November 14, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Dr. Marc Sorensen has revealed that most (91%) Canadian women don’t know what their own vitamin D levels are. In fact, just 3% know, for certain, what their precise vitamin D levels. Furthermore, eight in ten (77%) women admit to not having regular vitamin D blood tests, known as a calcidiol test, while a further 18% are not sure if they have or not. Just 5% know for certain that they’ve had this test.     


Canadians’ Awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension Low

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Chrome Communications has revealed that Canadians’ awareness of pulmonary hypertension appears to be quite low. While one in three (37%) Canadians claim to be ‘familiar’ (12% highly/26% somewhat) with the disease, a solid majority (61%) says they’re ‘unfamiliar’ (40% highly/20% somewhat) with it.     


British Columbians Assess New Powers for Pharmacists

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Vancouver, BC – The BC provincial government has announced that as of January 2009, pharmacists in BC will be granted new powers to renew prescriptions, alter dosages and dispense substitute drugs without first consulting a patient’s doctor. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) shows that the public supports some new powers and opposes other new powers. Most British Columbians say they support allowing pharmacists to “prescribe in short term emergency situations” (91% support) and “renew prescriptions for patients on long-term stable medications” (85% support) without first consulting a patient’s doctor.     


Seven in Ten Canadians Think That the Overall Quality of the Health Care System in Canada Will Be the Same (39%) or Worse (32%) in Ten Years

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association shows that most Canadians expect little improvement with the health care system, as seven in ten say that the overall quality of the system will be the same (39%) or worse (32%) in ten years time.     


Boomers and Seniors Looking for Preventive Dental Care

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CHX Technologies, boomers and seniors alike are looking for more preventive dental care. With four in ten (41%) Canadians over the age of 40 indicating that they have had at least one new cavity, crown or replacement filling in the past two years, many appear to be looking for alternate means to prevent these types of procedures.     


Seven in ten (71%) Blame Canadian Leaders’ ‘Lack of Vision’ (41%), ‘Fear’ (30%) As Reason Why Healthcare Problems Remain Unsolved, Not ‘Lack of Money’ (29%)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association shows that, on the eve of electing a new government, most Canadians are critical of their country’s leaders when it comes to addressing the problems facing Canada’s health care system.     


Snyderman Deepens Client Perspective at Ipsos Health

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New York, NY – Ipsos Healthcare, a division of Ipsos Marketing Research is pleased to announce that Paul Snyderman has joined their growing health research team. Snyderman, a seasoned veteran of health care market research, becomes a senior-level research officer within the group, following an innovative and wide-ranging career with a leading pharmaceutical company. Elys Roberts, President of the Ipsos Healthcare Group, made the announcement.     


Nine in Ten (85%) Ontarians Agree Pharmacists Put their Patients Before Profits

Monday, September 22, 2008

Toronto, ON – Ontarians hold the advice of pharmacists in high regard, with nearly all (97%) Ontarians saying that they ‘trust’ (56% completely/41% somewhat) pharmacists as a source of information about prescription drugs. According to the Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of the Independent Pharmacists of Ontario, more Canadians trust their pharmacists as a source of information about prescription drugs than trust doctors (95%, 50% completely/45% somewhat), nurses (92%, 28% completely/64% somewhat), a provincial government department (59%, 9% completely/50% somewhat), or drug manufacturers (47%, 6% completely/41% somewhat).     


Ipsos To Sponsor University of Georgia Course For Market Research Professionals

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New York, NY - Ipsos is pleased to be one of the founding sponsors of the Principles of Pharmaceutical Marketing Research course offered by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Its twelve comprehensive modules cover the fundamentals needed for market research professionals to proficiently tackle industry challenges.     


A Majority Of Canadians Would Not Hire A Lawyer (58%), a Childcare Worker (58%), a Financial Advisor (58%) or a Family Doctor with a Mental Illness (61%)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Toronto, ON – It appears that personal experience with mental illness is a reality for many Canadians. Fifteen percent report that they have been diagnosed by a doctor as being clinically depressed, while significant numbers report experience with other issues associated with mental illness, such as stress (36%) and feelings of helplessness or worthlessness (23%).     


Survey Of ED Sufferers Uncovers Gaps In Communication About Their Condition With Their Doctor

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A survey of 300 U.S. men aged 45 and older who reported they suffer from erectile dysfunction conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for Eli Lilly & Company shows that:     


Six in Ten (58%) Aging Canadian Boomers Have Experienced Short-Term Memory Loss in the Past Year

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Toronto, ON – It appears that middle-aged Canadians are becoming more and more concerned with memory loss as they grow older. A new Ipsos Reid study, conducted on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Foundation for Caregiving of Canada, and involving Canadians between the ages of 40 and 60 and Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease has shed new light on how these adults think about their memory as they age.     


Nine In Ten (86%) Canadians Say There Is A National Shortage Of Doctors

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Toronto, ON – It seems that Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned by the lack of doctors in the country. According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, only 14% of Canadians agree (3% ‘strongly’, 11% ‘somewhat’) that the country has a sufficient number of doctors today to provide timely access to health care to meet the health care needs of the population. Nearly nine in ten (86%) disagree, saying there is a shortage.     


Health in the Workplace

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Toronto, ON – It appears that Canadian employees are in good health and on the right track when it comes to their well-being, as two in three (67%) indicate that their health was excellent or very good over the past year. According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Sanofi-Aventis, however, almost four in ten (39%) employees acknowledged that workplace stress has made them physically ill at times, and 18 per cent say stress, both at home and work, has made them physically ill. As well, Canadian employees are concerned about being at risk for cancer (78%), heart disease (70%), and diabetes (54%).     


Pfizer More Than Medication Survey

Monday, May 05, 2008

Toronto, ON – Canadians say that there’s certainly a lot more to staying healthy than simply taking their medicine. According to the Pfizer More Than Medication Survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Pfizer Canada, seven in ten Canadians (72%) say that eating well is the best way to stay healthy, while a similar proportion (67%) endorses keeping a positive attitude. Other top-five mentions include regular exercise (55%), supportive relationships with family and friends (47%), and genetics (19%).     


Unprecedented Survey Reveals People Living With Genital Herpes More Troubled With Risk Of Transmission Than Their Own Outbreaks

Monday, February 18, 2008

Toronto, ON – An Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline – the largest survey of its kind – reveals that Canadians living with genital herpes (GH) appear to be more troubled by the chance of transmitting herpes to their partners than they are by managing their own outbreaks. In fact, more than eight in ten (83%) GH sufferers ‘agree’ (42% strongly/41% somewhat) that they can handle the outbreaks of genital herpes, but that it’s the transmitting of the virus that really troubles them.     


Managing a Healthy Weight: Canadian Women Speak Out

Monday, February 11, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada has helped to increase knowledge and awareness of how Canadian women are managing their weight and dealing with societal pressures relating to weight loss. The survey of nearly 3000 Canadian women is the largest study ever released in Canada that deals with this issue.     


Healthcare Research Expert Fortifies Ipsos Health

Monday, February 11, 2008

New York, NY – Ipsos Health continues to build its client service capabilities in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals arena with a key strategic appointment. Fred LaManna has joined the company as Senior Vice President in the US. The announcement was made by Elys Roberts, President and CEO of Ipsos Health in North America.     


The Cost of Waiting: Eight In Ten (78%) Canadians Believe Healthcare Wait Times ‘Cost Canada Money’

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON – The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that eight in ten (78%) Canadians believe that hospital and other health care wait times cost Canada money because people who are waiting for treatment are less productive and miss work. This is compared to just two in ten (19%) who think that wait times save Canada money because governments don’t have to put as many resources into healthcare.     


Canadians Top Global AIDS Poll As Most Concerned, Compassionate

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision in seven different countries – United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan – Canadians appear to be the most compassionate towards people affected by HIV and AIDS when compared to individuals in the other six countries.     


AIDS Ignorance

Thursday, November 29, 2007

UNITED NATIONS, November 29, 2007 -- More than 25 years after HIV was discovered, one-third of the people in seven wealthy nations admit they know little or nothing about the global HIV and AIDS issue; one-fourth believe the problems associated with HIV and AIDS globally are “greatly exaggerated,” according to a survey released today by World Vision, the international humanitarian organization.     


Mental Health In The Workplace

Monday, November 19, 2007

Toronto, ON – In a Canadian Study of mental health in the Canadian workplace, these are just some of the findings on the issue conducted by Ipsos Reid for the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental health and sponsored by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. The study was carried out between October 29th and November 6th, 2007 in Canada and involved a full/part-time worker sample of 4122 individuals (1223 managers and 2788 non-managers).     


More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Take Nutritional Or Dietary Supplements

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than two-thirds of Americans (68%) say that they take nutritional or dietary supplements over the course of a year. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbals/ botanicals, sports nutrition supplements or specialty supplements. In fact, 52% say that they take supplements regularly, with another 16% saying they take supplements either occasionally (13%) or seasonally (3%). This is up from 46% found in a similar study from last year. Looking at non-users, 12% of Americans say they have taken nutritional or dietary supplements in the past but no longer do so, while 20% say they do not take supplements and never have.     


BC Children's Views On Health Issues

Friday, September 28, 2007

Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation among BC children aged 10-16 revealed the following results.     


The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) Early Breast Cancer Survey

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Toronto, ON – A recent Ipsos Reid/Canadian Breast Cancer Network survey uncovers a need for further information on breast cancer recurrence and treatment options.     


Canadian Views On Collaborative Health Care

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Ipsos Reid, on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, recently asked Canadians several questions about collaborative health care teams that would bring together health care professionals like doctors, pharmacists, nurses and medical specialists in an effort to improve access to health care providers. This research finds that three in four Canadians (73%) would only sign their family up for a collaborative health care team if that team was led by a physician, while just fewer than one in four Canadians (23%) would sign their family up for a collaborative health care team if it was led by a health care provider other than a family physician.     


Only 55% Of Canadians ‘Confident’ That They Will Have Enough Savings To Cover Long-Term Health Care Expenses When They Are Older

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ottawa, ON – As the Canadian population continues to age, more and more Canadians will be approaching the age where they, and their families, will need to make decisions about how best to care for themselves in the latter years of their lives. However, a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that only 55% of Canadians are ‘confident’ that they will have enough savings when they are older to cover the expenses of long-term care, such as a nursing home, should they require these services. More specifically, just two in ten (18%) are ‘very confident’ that they will have enough funds, while just over one third (36%) are ‘somewhat confident’ that they will have enough savings for long-term care, should they require it.     


2007 Report Card On The Health Care System In Canada: Health Of One In Four Canadians Hurt By The Environment

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Toronto, ON – The seventh annual Report Card on the Health Care System in Canada, an Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, finds that most Canadians remain positive about the quality, accessibility, and choice of health care services in their country.     


Most (91%) Canadians Believe It’s ‘Important’ For Government To Help Increase Access To Treatment For People With HIV And AIDS In Developing Countries

Friday, August 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – In light of recent media attention paid to the prevalence of HIV and AIDS around the world, most (91%) Canadians believe that it is ‘very’ (46%) or ‘somewhat important’ (45%) that the Canadian government help to increase access to treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS in developing countries. Only 9% of Canadians feel it is ‘not important’. To that effect, one half (48%) of Canadians believe that the government’s foreign spending on HIV and AIDS is ‘too little’, while fewer believe that the government’s spending in this regard is ‘about the right amount’ (43%) or ‘too much’ (9%).     


Protecting Our Daughters

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Toronto, ON – When it comes to protecting their daughters against potentially life-threatening medical conditions, it appears that Canadian parents want their provincial governments to step up to the plate. In a major study of parents of teenage girls in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec conducted by Ipsos Reid, the results show that nearly eight in ten (77%) parents are ‘strongly in favour’ of their provincial governments using federally-earmarked funds to supply the HPV vaccine free of charge, with one in six (17%) indicating that they are ‘somewhat in favour’ of this course of action. Just 5% of Canadian parents are either ‘somewhat’ (3%) or ‘strongly against’ (2%) having their provincial governments supply this vaccine free of charge.     


Canadians (62%) Believe Hiring More Healthcare Professionals, Establishing Wait Time Standards And Guarantees, And Expansion Of Medicare Services A ‘Good Plan’

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Hiring more doctors, nurses and other professionals, establishing and expanding wait-time standards beyond current provisions, the establishment of a publicly-funded wait-time guarantee, and the expansion of Medicare services – these are the elements of the Canadian Medical Association’s new plan for Canada’s healthcare system. A new Ipsos Reid poll finds that a majority (62%) of Canadians believe that these central tenets of the CMA’s ‘Medicare Plus’ plan, combined, represent a ‘good plan’ for the future of Canada’s health care system. Conversely, just 16% of Canadians believe that, on the whole, these actions represent a ‘bad plan’ for the future of Canada’s health care system, with the remainder adopting a neutral stance (22%).     


Ipsos Survey On Avian Flu

Monday, July 02, 2007

New York, NY — According to a survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, levels of concern about avian (or bird) flu have diminished in the United States over the last 12 months.     


Offering Workplace Health Benefits Into Retirement Likely To Encourage Employees To Stay In Workforce Longer

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Toronto, ON – As Canada’s population gets older, more and more Canadians are approaching the age of retirement, resulting in a workforce that is facing shortages in many sectors. The results of a recent Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Sanofi Aventis reveal that many Canadians aged 55 and older say that if an employer offered a number of health benefits into retirement, they would likely be encouraged to come back from retirement or to stay on longer than originally planned.     


Room To Trim Around The Waist: Canadians In Six Cities Take Obesity Audit

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Toronto, ON – In an audit of six Canadians cities (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, Ottawa and Montreal) a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Obesity Network finds that, generally speaking, many Canadians in these cities recognize some of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese.     


Canadians Not Getting Tested For Osteoporosis, Despite High Awareness

Monday, June 11, 2007

Toronto, ON – Despite the fact that almost nine in ten (89%) Canadians aged 50 or older know at least a little about osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass and the break down of bone tissue, seven in ten (70%) have never been tested for the disease. Just three in ten (30%) maintain that they have indeed had a bone mineral density test (or BMD), a procedure which checks for the existence of osteoporosis--indicating the existence of a gap between knowledge and practice.     


As Dr. Kevorkian Released, Just One Quarter (25%) Believe Doctor-Assisted Suicide Should Be Illegal

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the release of Dr. Jack Kevorkian from prison in the United States last week after serving eight years behind bars, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that just one quarter (25%) of Canadians believe that ‘doctor-assisted suicide should be prohibited by law’. Seemingly agreeing with Kevorkian, who was convicted for illegally assisting a terminally-ill patient who wanted to die through doctor-assisted suicide, seven in ten (71%) Canadians agree that ‘doctors willing to do this should be legally permitted to assist in the death’ of a terminally-ill patient.     


Canadians Turn To Nursing Organizations To Obtain Trustworthy Healthcare Information

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Toronto, ON – When hearing information about the Canadian healthcare system, the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll show that Canadians find information from nurses' organizations to be the most trustworthy. In fact, nearly all Canadians (84%) trust information that comes from organizations representing nurses, while nearly eight in ten (77%) trust information from organizations representing doctors. Further, two thirds (64%) trust healthcare information coming from chief executives of hospitals and other health authorities, while six in ten (60%) are inclined to trust information from the provincial minister of health. Rounding out the list of trustworthy sources are the federal minister of health (57%) and editorial writers and commentators (51%).     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Americans Divided On Whether Doctors Should Help Terminally ill Patients Die

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Contradictory Canadians: While Almost All (95%) Would Take An Organ Donation When In Need, Only Two Thirds (65%) Have Made Arrangements to Give

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Toronto, ON – A recent survey of Canadian’s knowledge of organ donation reveals that almost all (95%) Canadians say that they would take a donated organ when in need; contradictorily, only two thirds (65%) have made arrangements to donate their own organs upon death. In other words, three in ten (30%) Canadians would willingly receive a donated organ, but not donate an organ in kind.The survey was administered along with a quiz conducted by Ipsos Reid exclusively for CanWest Global. The findings show that Canadians might not be as generous as they might think, with three in ten (30%) saying that they would take an organ if needed, but have not made arrangements to give in kind.     


Ipsos Health Announces Senior-Level Appointments

Friday, May 04, 2007

New York, NY – Ipsos Health has announced two key appointments aimed at further strengthening the company’s client service capabilities in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals arena. Elys Roberts has joined the company as President and CEO of Ipsos Health in North America and Andrew Grenville takes on the role of Chief Research Officer.     


Generational Divide: While Almost All (93%) Of Parents Say They’re "Most Responsible" For Ensuring Healthy Youth, Only Half (53%) of Nation's Youth Agree

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ottawa, ON – As part of the 2007 Child Health Summit sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Paediatric Society and the College of Family Physicians, an Ipsos-Reid study finds that 93% of Canadian parents say that they are most responsible for ensuring that Canadian children are healthy. However, Canadian youth between the ages of 10 and 17 do not entirely share this view, and feel that responsibility for healthy youth is shared between parents (53%) and themselves (43%).     


CCIAP National Immunization Awareness Week Survey

Friday, April 20, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion (CCIAP) finds that six in ten (61%) Canadians do not feel knowledgeable about the vaccinations recommended for adults; in fact, just 2% feel "very knowledgeable". Moreover, one quarter (26%) of Canadians say they are not up to date with the recommended vaccinations for adults and the same proportion (27%) don’t even know whether or not they are.     


Pharmaceutical Companies Need To Raise Awareness Of Their Social Investments To Improve Industry’s Image

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New York, NY– The pharmaceutical sector is suffering from a poor reputation among Americans, according to new research by marketing research firm Ipsos. The second edition of I-Rep, Ipsos’ biannual survey on perceptions of large companies, shows that nearly as many Americans hold an “unfavorable” opinion of the pharmaceutical sector (32%) as have a “favorable” opinion (35%), while 33% are neither favorable nor unfavorable. Among other sectors measured, only the oil and gas, chemicals, and tobacco industries fare worse than the pharmaceutical sector. Sectors enjoying the highest favorability scores include the information technology, electronic goods, and food and beverage industries.     


Ontario's Multi-Unit Dwellings And Second Hand Smoke

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to an Ipsos Reid survey conducted for The Ontario Tobacco-free Network (OTN), second-hand smoke infiltrates the multi-unit living spaces of almost half (46%,) of all multi-unit dwelling Ontarians from nearby access points, and a clear majority (64%) of the province’s four million multi-unit dwellers would like the choice to live in smoke-free buildings.     


Canadians Favour Investing In Health Care Over Reducing Taxes

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ottawa, ON – A recent Ipsos-Reid study, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, finds that when asked to choose between a wait time guarantee to ensure that patients get timely access to quality health care or a tax-back guarantee that would use the interest savings from paying down the government debt to cut personal taxes, Canadians chose a wait time guarantee by a margin of four-to-one (78% to 20%) over a tax back guarantee.     


Premiere North American Public Opinion Study On Depression And Workplace

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Washington DC -- A premiere North American public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos Reid for The Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health was released today in Washington, DC. The survey involved representative sample of 1000 Canadians and 1000 Americans and was released at a special Roundtable convened by Ambassador Michael Wilson at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC on February 15, 2007.     


Canadians See Many Benefits Of Locally Grown Food

Friday, December 01, 2006

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid survey has found that Canadians believe locally grown food has many benefits over 'regular' food. Given a list of possible benefits of locally grown fruits and vegetables, Canadians are most likely to say the top benefit is that they help their local economy (27%) and that they support family farmers (22%).     


Canadians Agree That A Patient Wait Time Guarantee Is The Most Important Priority For Canada’s New Government

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ottawa, ON –According to an Ipsos Reid survey among the general public, a majority of Canadian adults rank a patient wait times guarantee as more important than any other of the Government’s priorities. Of the five policy promises made by the Government of Canada during the last federal election, 42% of Canadians said that “a patient wait time guarantee that would reduce wait times for key health services” was the most important to them personally. This compares to lowering taxes (19%), restoring accountability to Ottawa (14%), tackling crime (14%), and implementing a choice in childcare program (9%).     


More Than Half Of Canadian Youth Feel That Donating Blood Has A Major Impact On Their Community

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ottawa, ON – While young Canadians are more likely to say that donating blood has a major impact in terms of the contribution it makes to their community (52%) compared to donating used clothing or household articles (33%), they are far more likely to do the latter in the next 12 months (54% say they are very likely to donate used clothing or household articles vs. 14% who say they are very likely to donate blood).     


Canadians Talk About Lung Cancer

Monday, November 27, 2006

Toronto, ON– According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Lung Cancer Canada, only 15% of women name lung cancer as the number one cancer killer of women, compared to the two-thirds (66%) who incorrectly say breast cancer. Furthermore, when asked which cancer they are most concerned about affecting their lives and the lives of their families, just one in five women (22%) cite lung cancer.     


Healthcare In Alberta: Premiums And Private Services

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Calgary, AB – With days to go before the first PC Leadership ballot – and policy issues such as healthcare very much on the minds of Albertans and candidates alike – a new Ipsos Reid / Calgary Herald poll shows that six-in-ten (62%) of Albertans agree that they should be able to pay for their own private health care services if they want, with more than one-third (37%) saying that they should not. Further, a majority (80%) state that they would support the Alberta government using oil revenues to eliminate healthcare premiums for Albertans, while 19% say they would not support such an initiative.     


Most Canadians Want The Government To Take Action In Fight Against Child Obesity

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of CanWest Global reports that large majorities of Canadians would support new government measures in the battle against child obesity, specifically:     


Two-Thirds Of Single Canadians (66%) Are Concerned About Contracting Genital Herpes

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Toronto ON- Results from a new Ipsos-Reid survey released during International Herpes Awareness Week, show that while two-thirds (66 per cent) of single Canadians 30 years and older are concerned about getting genital herpes - and six in ten (61 per cent) are aware that it is extremely common - the majority do not take effective measures to protect themselves from contracting this incurable virus. Disturbingly, only 40 per cent of sexually active singles use a condom "all of the time," and 25 per cent never use a condom.     


Only 27% Of Canadians Are Worried About Getting Sick From The Flu

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Toronto, ON - According to new Ipsos Reid surveys conducted on behalf of Hoffman La Roche, only a minority of people in Canada (27%) say they are worried that they, or someone in their household, will get sick with the seasonal flu, with only 7% saying they are "very worried." Regionally, Atlantic Canadians (35%) are the most worried that they or someone in their household will get sick with influenza, while Quebecers (20%) are the least worried.     


Canadians Talk About Eyes, Eyesight And Eye Health

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, explored Canadians knowledge and attitudes toward eyes, eye health, and their behaviour as it pertains to their general health and contact with optometrists. The results provide some fascinating insights into how Canadians are thinking and behaving when it comes to their eyes and eye health and in particular the discrepancies between their beliefs and their propensity to take action.     


Supplement Use Remains Strong; Consumer Confidence Declining

Monday, September 18, 2006

Washington, DC — A new Ipsos Public Affairs telephone survey indicates that 65 percent of adult Americans take dietary supplements, according to survey results released at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) annual conference on dietary supplements being held this week at the Royal Sonesta, Cambridge, Mass. This number remains consistent with the survey’s annual results from 2003 (65 percent), 2004 (62 percent) and 2005 (64 percent).     


Report Card Shows Canadians Are Slightly More Positive About The Health Care System

Monday, August 21, 2006

Toronto, ON - The sixth annual Report Card on the Health Care System in Canada, an Ipsos-Reid study conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), finds that Canadians today feel slightly more positive about the health care system in a number of areas than they have in the past, specifically: the overall quality of health care, the performance of the federal and provincial governments and expectations for improvement. But it also highlights some areas of concern for the nation's children, suggesting that Canadian parents may view their own children's health through rose-coloured glasses.     


Canadians And Physicians Agree Benchmarks For Wait Times Are Part Of Health Care System Solution

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ottawa, ON -According to Ipsos-Reid surveys among the public and a CMA survey of phy-sicians, a majority of both the general public and physicians recognize a need for health sys-tem performance measures like benchmarks for wait times (71% and 68% respectively), and for a "safety valve" that would allow patients to seek the care they need elsewhere if wait times are exceeded (84% and 85% respectively) -- preferably covered under their provincial health insurance plan (83% and 71% respectively) as opposed to out-of-pocket or through the purchase of private insurance (33% and 50% respectively).     


One In Two Canadian Women Report Having Had A Urinary Tract Infection

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Ocean Spray Cranberries finds that half (51%) of adult Canadian women have had a urinary tract infection, or UTI.     


Have The Winter Blahs? You Aren't Alone.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Ottawa, ON - According to a new Ipsos-Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Florida Department of Citrus, winter seems to be taking its toll on Canadians. Nearly eight in ten Canadians (78%) agree they find it more difficult to feel energized in the winter months than in the summer.     


Canadian Diabetes Study: A Wake-up Call

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

TORONTO, Ontario (September 20, 2005) – Data from the largest diabetes study of its kind in Canada show that one in two people with type 2 diabetes does not have their blood sugar under control. Moreover, the majority of patients have serious associated health conditions and complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney and eye disease. The Diabetes In Canada Evaluation (DICE) study also demonstrates that the prevalence of these diabetes-associated co-morbidities and complications is greater the longer a person has the disease. This “disease burden” makes type 2 diabetes extremely challenging to manage. The study results were made public today and will be published in the October 2005 issue of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.     


Calgarians Support Private Healthcare Clinics

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Calgary, AB – As the debate over private healthcare continues, a new Ipsos Reid/Calgary Herald poll finds that most Calgarians (62%) support the Alberta government allowing patients to purchase non-emergency surgeries from private clinics. In contrast, only 36% are opposed to this idea. Yet despite Calgarians’ high level of support for allowing patients to privately purchase non-emergency surgeries, fewer say they would actually purchase insurance to cover these services (48% “yes”, 50% “no”).     


Searching For Online Health Information The Number One Online Activity In Canada

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Toronto, ON — New survey results released today from Ipsos-Reid’s Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report shows that more Canadians have looked for online health information than any other online activity. A larger proportion of online Canadians have visited a health website than those who have sent joke emails (59%), used instant messaging (54%), conducted online banking (49%), comparison shopped (45%) or who have purchased something online (43%). In fact, besides the generic categories of sending & receiving email, and using a search engine, using the Internet to visit a health site that offers medical, nutritional, exercise, diet or alternative medicine information, is number one among 40+ activities Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report has measured over the past eight years. It is also an activity with relatively frequent participation levels, as 66% of those who have visited a health site do so on a monthly basis, and a smaller proportion (22%) browse weekly.     


Significant Knowledge Gap In Debate Over Modified Foods

Thursday, June 08, 2000

Paris, June 8, 2000 - Consumers around the world are taking home a negative message about genetically modified (GM) foods, as more consumers see the issue as one where the risks outweigh the benefits, according to a new poll of 5,000 adults by Angus Reid Group Worldwide. Increasingly, it seems that consumers see the issue as one of food safety and public health rather than progress in science and technology.     


Awareness of Genetically Modified Foods Wide But Knowledge Inch Deep

Thursday, June 08, 2000

New York, June 8, 2000 - The more North American consumers hear about genetically modified (GM) foods, the less they like them, new research from the Angus Reid Group shows. But while awareness of the issue remains high - 65 percent of Americans and 79 percent of Canadians have heard of the issue - understanding remains low.     


HEALTH CARE IN ALBERTA

Monday, October 30, 1995

Health care is the key issue on the public's agenda, but Klein's Government gets failing marks.