Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chicago, IL- Sallie Mae and Ipsos released the sixth edition of How America
Saves for College on September 28, 2016. The study finds that more families are saving
college in 2016 than in the prior three
years of How America Saves for College. Fifty-seven percent of parents reported saving—up 9
percentage points from 2015. The average amount parents have saved for college is also up,
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Washington, DC – When it comes to documenting important financial
account and insurance information, six in ten Americans between the ages of 45 – 60 say that
they have done this (60%) – on par with other demographic groups included in the survey
(LGBT 61%, African Americans 58%, Hispanics 56%). According to the recent online survey
conducted by Ipsos on behalf of MassMutual, respondents are most likely to trust their spouse
or significant other (58%) with access to this information in the event of an emergency, while
about one in five (19%) prefer to trust their children with this information. Roughly one in ten
have given access to this information to a brother or sister (9%), while very few say that they
have a special friend (3%), a financial advisory (1%), or some other person (5%) who knows
how to access that information in the event of an emergency. Another 5% say that they have
not yet selected a person to share this information with.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Washington, DC – When it comes to receiving or giving a gift, roughly
six in ten (58%) Americans say that a personalized, hand-written note helps to make the gift
stand out, according to a recent online survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Cramer-
Krasselt. Just under half of those surveyed also believe that the quality of the presentation
(45%) and the quality of gift wrapping (44%) is also a major factor in helping make a gift
special, while two in five (38%) say the same about the ribbon used. The use of a gift tag
(25%) and the quality of the box (23%) are seen as making gifts stand out by roughly a quarter
of all respondents, and 20% feel that the use of a gift topper can help make a gift stand out
whether giving or receiving something special.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Toronto, ON – Many Canadian households are not adequately prepared with first aid training in the event of an emergency, a new Ipsos survey on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross has found. Indeed, one in three (36%) Canadians say that nobody living in their household is trained in first aid. Four in ten (42%) say that one person in their household is trained, while the remaining two in ten (22%) have two (16%) or more trained first aiders living at home.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
New York, NY – Ipsos has launched a new behavioral economics think tank with the Yale School of Management (YSM) and Yale Center for Customer Insights (YCCI), as well as insights leaders from ConAgra Foods, Mars, Merck, Pfizer and SC Johnson. The YCCI-Ipsos Think Tank, which officially kicked off in June 2016, will develop and conduct research and experiments on the practical application of behavioral economics principles in key areas of consumer marketing.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Toronto, ON – Ipsos is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 Best Banking Awards, an annual program that recognizes Canadian financial institutions for excellence in customer experience.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Toronto, ON – More of Ontario’s younger generations are likely to buy a home in the next two years, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association. One in four (24%) Ontarians in Generation Y say they are likely to purchase a home in the next two years (up eight points from last year), while 18% of Ontarians in Generation X said the same (a six-point increase from a year ago). For the purposes of this study, Generation X is defined as Ontarians born in 1965-1980, while Generation Y is defined as those born 1981-1995.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
New York, NY – Contrary to popular belief that technology has a negative impact on family relationships, new research from Ipsos Connect reveals that technology has created more opportunities for families to consume content together. The study found that parents and their children watch video-on-demand, use apps, stream music and go to the movies together more often than they have in prior years. This finding comes from the eighth wave of LMX Family, a syndicated study that tracks media and technology consumption of American families with children under the age of 12.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Toronto, ON — With Pokémon GO now legally available for download in Canada, many Canadians who have downloaded the app admit that it is beginning to consume their lives, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Washington, DC — Pokémon Go has taken the media by storm, generating thousands of news stories since its recent debut. In order to better understand general awareness and knowledge of the app, Ipsos Public Affairs conducted a short online survey and found that a large majority of Americans recall having seen Pokémon Go on the news recently (83%).
Thursday, July 21, 2016
These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted from February 16-18 2016. For the survey, a sample of BigCommerce merchants who sell online ages 18 and over were interviewed over the telephone to better understand what benefits BigCommerce provides and how BigCommerce differs from other e-commerce platforms. Each interview lasted for one hour and respondents had to have experience with a different ecommerce platform prior to BigCommerce, where ecommerce represents a substantial portion of their total revenue, at least $250K annually.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted from December 11 - 15, 2015 on
behalf of Americans for the Arts. For the survey, a sample of 3,020 adults ages 18 and over
was interviewed online to better understand how and why art connects people, and how the
arts contribute to overall well-being.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Toronto, ON – Ontarians are feeling decidedly more upbeat about the state of
the province’s economy than they were last fall – newfound positivity that is helping to dramatically
boost confidence in residential real estate markets, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf
of the Ontario Real Estate Association. Twice a year since 2013, Ipsos has released an Ontario
Homeownership Index in partnership with the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), taking the
pulse of Ontarians’ perceptions of home ownership and real estate markets at the neighbourhood, city
and provincial level. In the latest wave of tracking, the Index has shot up by 27 points to 129. This is
not only significantly above the baseline level of expected perceptions about Ontario real estate; it is
the strongest the Index has ever been (and by some distance) since tracking began.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO – Jumpstart Automotive Group, an expert automotive
marketing and advertising company, today unveiled its latest auto shopper study in
collaboration with Ipsos Connect, "Today’s Auto Shopper: How They Research And Why Trust
Is So Essential in Winning Them Over." The report looks at new trends in the car-shopping
process for several demographics, including women, Millennials, and Asian and Hispanic
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Toronto, ON – Canadians agree, there’s no place like home, according
to a new Historica Canada poll conducted by Ipsos in celebration of Canada Day. While most
Canadians have been able to explore other countries, a majority (68%) still ‘agrees’ (23%
strongly/45% somewhat) that ‘Canada has something for everyone, so why go anywhere
else’. Moreover, a similar proportion (69%) ‘agrees’ (19% strongly/50% somewhat) that they
‘vacation in Canada because they want to learn more’ about their country.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Newark, Del —Families spent less out of pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to the prior year as families took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to “How America Pays for College 2016,” the national study from Sallie Mae—the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company—and Ipsos—a global independent market research company. This year’s report—now in its ninth year—found scholarships and grants covered 34 percent of college costs, the largest percentage of any resource over the last five years. Approximately half of families used a scholarship or grant to help pay for college.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Washington, DC – According to a recent online survey conducted by
Ipsos Connect on behalf of Spotify, the majority of Americans say that they can feel like they
have too little motivation on a typical Monday (55%) – with energy boosts seen as most critical
early Monday morning (40%), or again mid-morning (18%). At least one in ten say that on a
typical Monday they most need an energy boost lunchtime/ midday (9%) or in the afternoon
(16%), while there is a greater need for a boost during the morning commute (9%) versus the
evening/ afternoon commute (2%).
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted from May 4 – 15, 2016 on behalf of
Wells Fargo. For the survey, a sample of 1,005 respondents living in the US was interviewed
online, supplemented by additional interviewing among both Hispanics and African
Americans, and boosts across 22 different metro regions. The total base size including all
audiences is over 3,400 completes.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
New York, NY – When it comes to cosmetic and skin care purchases,
nearly eight in ten (79%) women have purchased such products in the last 6 months, including
65% who say they purchased cosmetics/ makeup more specifically during this time, according
to a recent online survey among women conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Boots Retail, USA
Inc. Mascara (75%), eyeliner (62%), foundation (64%) and lipstick (56%) were each
purchased by at least half of those who bought cosmetics in the past six months, while another
two in five women purchased concealer (41%) or blush (40%).
Monday, June 06, 2016
Toronto, ON - Healthcare is the most top-of-mind concern for Canadians (along with unemployment, each at 4 in 10) and while perceptions of the country’s healthcare system have improved from last year (80%, +5), many Canadians have concerns. Majorities worry about:
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Seven years ago, on June 1, 2009, in a historic move to save a failing flagship of American
manufacturing, General Motors declared bankruptcy. Since a near collapse, the automobile
industry has made significant strides in a comeback, according to the American people.
Americans in large majorities agree that the industry is both stronger than it has been in years
past as well as being a key driver of the U.S. economy.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Vancouver, BC – Mass adoption of connected home devices may not be too far off. Ipsos focused in on the popular topic of home automation in its latest installment of the Canadian Interactive Trends Report, a quarterly syndicated study. Looking at interest, attitudes, and behaviours toward home automation among Canadian households, the study found that significant opportunities are just around the corner, but consumers need to understand the true value of home automation first.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Washington, DC - Despite the apparent gap between Red State and Blue State America propelled by this crazy election season, Americans are actually more alike than different when it comes to celebrating Memorial Day. We all want to celebrate a good holiday.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Toronto, ON – Three in four Canadians (73%) are currently in debt, whether it is a mortgage only (15%) or some level of consumer debt (58%), a new Ipsos poll for BDO reveals. One in three (36%) Canadians say they have ‘a little bit of consumer debt’, while two in ten (18%) have ‘a good deal of consumer debt’ and 4% have ‘a lot of consumer debt’. Only one in four (27%) describe themselves as completely debt-free, with no mortgage, loan, line of credit or credit card debt.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (79%) global citizens ‘agree’ (40% strongly/39% somewhat) that they’re concerned that their information may be bought or sold online, according to a new Ipsos poll commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Concern is highest in Indonesia (90%), followed by China (87%), South Africa (87%), Great Britain (86%), Turkey (86%), South Korea (85%), Mexico (85%), Poland (84%), Hong Kong (84%), Australia (83%), France (83%), United States (82%), Kenya (82%), Nigeria (81%), India (80%), Canada (80%), Brazil (77%), Italy (76%), Tunisia (75%), Egypt (75%), Germany (72%), Japan (72%), Pakistan (66%) and Sweden (62%).
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
National online survey among 1,272 adults ages 18 and over who own a house or condo/
co-op conducted on behalf of Velux Skylights. Study examines American perceptions of what
constitutes a healthy home, and the importance associated with these concepts.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
National online survey among 1,005 adults ages 18 and over, including 929 respondents
who have previously moved and unpacked before. Study looks at American experiences with
the process of packing/ unpacking and moving, and the attitudes and opinions that exist
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Toronto, ON — Only one in ten (12%) Canadians are aware of hypertension/high blood pressure as a chronic condition or disease, when in reality it’s a leading risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The only other chronic conditions or diseases Canadians are more aware of than hypertension/high blood pressure when asked — unaided — to think of chronic conditions/diseases the body could develop, are cancer (51%), diabetes (45%) arthritis (29%) and heart/cardiovascular disease (27%). Other chronic conditions or diseases that are top of mind for Canadians are listed in the table below.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Toronto, ON – Two in five (40%) Canadians find working out at a gym to be intimidating, including one in five (19%) who find it to be very intimidating, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of GoodLife Fitness and ParticipACTION. In fact, more Canadians find going to the gym very intimidating than say the first day of school or work (17%) or meeting their in-laws (12%) is very intimidating.
Monday, April 25, 2016
New York, NY – Deciding where and whom to target is a fundamental challenge advertisers face on a daily basis. This has become increasingly difficult today as we consume more content on non-traditional platforms and live an on-demand lifestyle, subscribing to services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. To satisfy this need, TV providers have been expanding their Video-On-Demand (VOD) offerings. But is there value in advertising on VOD in conjunction with linear TV? Ipsos Connect conducted a study on behalf of Music Choice to find out.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Toronto, ON – A majority of global citizens (85%) agree (41% strongly/44% somewhat) that their government “should work closely with other governments and organizations to address cybersecurity threats”. Further, a majority of respondents also believe that enforcement of existing rules is not enough: eight in ten (83%) agree (44% strongly/39% somewhat) that “we need new rules about how companies, governments and other internet users” use personal data. The poll entitled the 2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, is being presented today at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Toronto, ON – Canadians are feeling more confident about the current state of Canada’s economy than at any point so far in 2016, according to a new Ipsos poll provided exclusively to Global News. The poll reveals that half (49%) of Canadians now rate current economic conditions in Canada, overall, as ‘good’ (4% very/45% somewhat), a significant rebound from just last month when only one in three (36%) Canadians felt the economy was doing well – a 13 point increase. Conversely, the other half (51%) of Canadians describe conditions as ‘bad’ (8% very/42% somewhat), down 13 points.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Toronto, ON – Canadian home-buying intentions are on the rise with three in ten (29%) Canadians saying they are likely (7% very/22% somewhat) to purchase a home within the next two years , an increase of four percentage points, according to Ipsos’ annual Home Ownership Poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Canadians living in Alberta (34%), Ontario (31%) and British Columbia (30%) are most likely to consider purchasing a home in the next couple years, followed by Canadians living in Quebec (26%), Manitoba/Saskatchewan (24%) and Atlantic Canada (23%).
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Toronto, ON – The year 2017 marks two key milestones for Canada: the 150th anniversary of confederation, and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. According to a new Ipsos poll conducted for the Vimy Foundation, most (83%) agree (32% strongly/51% somewhat) that “the 100th anniversary of Vimy, falling as it does in 2017, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canada, should be one of the most important celebrations for Canada that year”. Agreement is up 9 points since last year. In contrast, two in ten (17%) disagree (4% strongly/13% somewhat) that it should be given prominence during Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, down 9 points.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Toronto, ON –A majority of homeowners aged 55+ would need to make improvements to their home to allow them to continue to live there as they age, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of HomEquity Bank. Nearly half (46%) say minor improvements would be required, while one in ten (11%) says their home would need major renovations in order to allow them to stay as they age. One in ten (8%) is not sure if they’d need to undertake renovations in order to stay in their current home.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
New York, NY—One in three (35%) Americans say that nobody taught them about investing, including 43% of women, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RBC Wealth Management and City National Bank. Four in ten (39%) Americans report being self-taught, two in ten (19%) were taught by parents or someone else (21%), and just 13% were taught in school.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Toronto, ON - In 2011 the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, on behalf of the Ontario Coalition for Smoke Free Movies, commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct a public opinion poll in Ontario to:
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Toronto, ON – Seven in ten (71%) global citizens say the “dark net” should be shut down, according to a new Ipsos poll commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation(CIGI). The poll, titled the 2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, dove into the contentious area of the “dark net” – an area of the internet only accessible via special web browsers that allow you to surf the web anonymously. This realm is used by hackers and illegal marketplace sellers and buyers (eg. Child Abuse Imagery, Weapons, Narcotics) to hide from law enforcement. At the same time, journalists, human rights activists, dissidents and whistleblowers can use these services to rally against repression, exercise their fundamental rights to free expression and shed light upon corruption.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Washington, DC - On March 10, 2016, Sallie Mae and Ipsos Public Affairs published the first report in a new study, Majoring in Money: How American College Students Manage Their Finances adding to the current annual studies How America Pays for College and How America Saves for College.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Toronto, ON – The 2015 survey of What Canadian Donors Want conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Association of Fundraising Professionals shows that in challenging economic times, Canadians donate to charities that have a clear purpose and demonstrate corresponding impact and that trust in the charitable sector is growing. The study also finds that though there are fewer donations in 2015, the amount donated has increased. When looking at motivations of donors the study identifies six Canadian donor types.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Toronto, ON– Canadian travellers are more likely to say they never leave home without their electronics than travel insurance, according to a new Ipsos poll of Canadians who have travelled outside of their province or Canada in the last two years, conducted on behalf of RBC Insurance. In fact, electronics even trump medication for many Canadians.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Toronto, ON – At a time when the balance between protecting national security and the privacy rights of individuals online dominates headlines around the world, a new poll undertaken by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by Ipsos across 24 countries has found that most global citizens favour enabling law enforcement to access private online conversations if they have valid national security reasons to do so, or if they are investigating an individual suspected of committing a crime. The survey also found that a majority of respondents do not want companies to develop technologies that would undermine law enforcement’s ability to access much needed data.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
New York, NY –When a customer service issue arises, it’s generally agreed among the C-suite that their company is doing a good job at resolving it. However, new research from Ipsos Loyalty reveals that isn’t exactly true. The study, which covers seven sectors across the U.S., found that, all too often, customers believe they are putting in more effort than companies to get things resolved following a negative complaint or incident.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Toronto, ON – Nearly one half (48%) of Canadians are $200 or less per month away from not being able to meet all of their bills or debt obligations each month, including 26% who say they already don’t make enough money to cover their bills and debt payments, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of MNP.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Toronto, ON – Retired Canadians, on average, live on 62% of the salary which they earned in the period just prior to their retirement, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Sun Life Financial. Atlantic Canadians, on average, live on 67% of their old working wage, which is higher than the percentage of the old working wages retirees live on in the other regions: Manitoba and Saskatchewan (65%); Quebec (64%); British Columbia (63%); Ontario (60%) and Alberta (59%).
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
New York, NY – There’s both good and bad news when it comes to how consumers act when they use a brand. When a negative experience occurs, irate consumers may tell their friends and family and potentially even post a rant on social media. However, new research from Ipsos Loyalty reveals consumers are equally as likely to promote positive experiences in the same way.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Toronto, ON – Four in ten (41%) Canadians say they spent more than they intended to during the holiday season at the end of 2015, up 6 points since last year and up 10 points since 2013’s poll, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Maintaining their traditional spot atop the list of Canadian over-spenders are Atlantic Canadians, 49% of whom overspent during the 2015 holiday season, up 11 points from last year.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
New York, NY – When it comes to delivering a great customer experience, which industries receive the highest grades? A recent study conducted by Ipsos Loyalty evaluated more than 10,000 “critical incidents,” or moment of truth experiences, across seven different sectors in the U.S. to explore their occurrence and nature. The findings provide a useful snapshot of the industries that perform the best and worst at pleasing their customers.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Toronto, ON – For Netflix subscribers, the ideal date night is a quiet night in watching Netflix rather than heading out to the movie theatre, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Netflix. In fact, six in ten (58%) prefer staying in to watch Netflix rather than go out to see a movie (42%), knocking heading to the cinema off its perch.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Washington, DC — These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Bon Appetit about the Super Bowl. For the Bon Appetit article and infographic, please click here.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Toronto, ON – Despite being diligent about brushing their own teeth on a daily basis, cat and dog owners are not being as diligent with the oral hygiene or their pets, despite knowing they should brush their pet’s teeth in order to keep them healthy, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Royal Canin.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Toronto, ON – Amid low interest rates, volatile markets and a rapidly depreciating currency, saving for retirement remains the number-one financial priority for Canadians, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Despite the tumultuous context, it’s steady-as-she-goes for Canadians, retirement savings remain the top priority for the third year running.