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2014 Cleaning Industry Insights

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New York, NY - The following are some highlights of the 2014 Cleaning Industry Insights report, a national survey among managers of cleaning operations from several industries:     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: September 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Washington, DC - September’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index continues its slow upward movement, up about 1.0 point from August, however the overall impression of stability in confidence continues. Since January of this year, the overall index score has consistently stayed between 50 and 52 points with this month marking the high point for the year.     


Eight in Ten (82%) Online Canadians Have Made an Online Purchase This Year

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Vancouver, BC – Consumers in Canada are spending more time on the Internet than ever before—especially to shop. According to the latest research from the eCommerce chapter of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, over eight in ten (82%) Canadian Internet users have made a purchase online in the past year. The study also found that the average amount of reported spending annually for online purchases in Canada is $954.     


Nine in Ten (87%) Post-Secondary Students Report Still Having a Lot to Learn About Managing Finances

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – With a new semester underway and students learning new and big ideas inside the classroom, most indicate there’s another subject outside the classroom that they still could broaden their horizons on: financial management.     


Nine in Ten (91%) Torontonians Say Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport a Valuable Asset for the City

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (91%) Torontonians ‘agree’ (52%/39% somewhat) that the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is a ‘valuable asset for the city’, up 4 points since last year, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Toronto Port Authority. Conversely, one in ten (9%) ‘disagree’ (4% strongly/5% somewhat) that it is.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: August 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Washington, DC - August’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows slight upward movement this month, up 1.0 point from last month, however the overall trend of stability continues. Since January of this year, the overall index score has consistently stayed between 50 and 52 points. This month shows predominant increases and one notable decrease.     


Budgeting Tops Cost Cutting and Earning More as Most Helpful Down-Payment Saving Strategy for Prospective Ontario...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Toronto, ON – Ontarians planning to buy a home in the next two years say they will create a budget to help save for the prospective home’s down-payment (40%), trumping cutting costs (36%) and earning more money, through such avenues as over time or a second job (36%), according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA).     


CSGA Collaborates with Ipsos Reid for Sporting Goods Insights

Monday, July 28, 2014

Toronto, ON – Staying ahead of the game in the sporting goods industry just got a bit easier, thanks to a strategic partnership between Ipsos Reid, Canada’s largest survey-based market research firm, and the Canadian Sporting Goods Association (CSGA). The new partnership will provide CSGA members with access to an extensive range of insights on the sporting goods industry, including equipment, clothing, footwear, and fitness participation.     


Americans Prioritize Jobs – Fair Trade Laws

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Washington DC – A recent public opinion study conducted on behalf of the Alliance for American Manufacturing indicates that in the context of international trade deals, Americans prioritize protecting American jobs and making sure deals are fair.     


Ipsos Reid and TrojanOne Announce the Most Valuable Properties in Canada

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toronto, ON – Sponsorships are a tactic in the arsenal of many savvy marketers. When the chemistry between a sponsor and property is right, it can truly boost a brand’s image and resonate with consumers. Ipsos Reid, Canada’s market intelligence leader and part of global market research firm Ipsos, and TrojanOne, an entrepreneurial marketing agency, partnered to determine the properties that bring the most value to their sponsors – from the consumers’ perspective.     


Majority of U.S. Adults Believe Companies Generally Do a Good Job of Protecting Their Customers’ Personal Information...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New York, NY – While a majority of U.S. adults do see the risks involved with companies having access to their personal information, six in ten (58%) feel that generally speaking, companies in the U.S. do a good job of protecting their customers’ personal information and privacy , including one in ten (11%) who feel that they do a very good job, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the American Bankers Association. Just over one-third (35%) view companies as doing a bad job, including 8% who view it as very bad, while 6% are not sure.     


Majority (53%) of Canadian Parents Believe Cruises are an Ideal Family Vacation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Toronto, ON – With children out of school and vacation season in full swing, Canadian parents are always looking for fun family plans, while many see hopping aboard a cruise ship as a perfect plan, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of tripcentral.ca. Majority (53%) of Canadian parents believe a cruise would be the ideal vacation for their families, bested only by all-inclusive sun vacations (76%) and theme parks (64%) but ahead of nature vacations (52%), major city stays (49%), culture or history vacations (46%), organized tours (44%) or some other vacation (25%).     


Two-Thirds (68%) of Pre-Retired Boomers Have Not Discussed All Aspects of Retirement with Their Spouse or Partner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC and their annual Retirement Myths & Realities Poll, reveals that most Canadians aged 50 and older who are not yet retired have yet to discuss all the facets related to retirement with their significant others. Only one in three (32%) pre-retired boomers has discussed all of the following topics with their spouse or partner:     


Over Nine in Ten Canadians (93%) and Americans (90%) Agree That Downtowns Need to Become More Livable Spaces

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Over nine in ten Canadians (93%) and Americans (90%) want downtowns to become neighbourhoods that feature green spaces (eg. parks, public areas, trees, etc) and walkable areas, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll on behalf of Lamb Development Corp. A very slim proportion disagreed with this idea (7% Canadians, 10% Americans).     


Condos Rank as Second Most Popular Real Estate Choice for Prospective Ontarian Homebuyers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – While the average detached home is still the standard for prospective homebuyers in Ontario, many Ontarians are turning to the condo market for their future residential needs, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association and The Ontario Home Ownership Index.     


Fourth Annual Shred-It Security Tracker Reveals Canadian Businesses Continue to be Complacent About Information Security

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Shred-It Security reveals that information security habits of Canadian c-suite executives and small business owners are becoming increasingly complacent.     


Fourth Annual Shred-It Security Tracker Reveals Declining Priority of Information Security Among American Businesses

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Shred-It Security reveals a deprioritizing of information security and a decrease in investment of destruction of confidential information within many American businesses, marking the first decline in four years.     


In Turkey, a Majority (66%) Would Not Feel Safe Riding in a Car or Motor Vehicle with Counterfeit Parts…

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Ankara – Seven in ten (66%) of those in Turkey would not feel safe riding in a car or motor vehicle if they knew it contained imitation, copy or counterfeit mechanical or engine parts but three quarters (74%) believe it’s often impossible to tell the difference since there are so many imitation, copy or counterfeit products that look exactly like the real, authentic product. Furthermore, a majority (69%) of those in Turkey agree it is hard to know who to trust when buying parts for a car or vehicle.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: July 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Washington, DC - July’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows little movement this month, down 0.5 points from last month. Since January of this year, the overall index score has consistently stayed between 50 and 52 points. This month shows mixed small increases and decreases with an overall picture of stagnating consumer confidence.     


Window Shopping Takes on New Meaning with Puget Sound Residents

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Seattle, WA – Online clothing retail is growing, and local stores are feeling the hit. Nordstrom brick and mortar sales in the 4th quarter of last year dropped 3.3% while online sales increased by 30%1. Figures like these can be alarming, but clothing retailers without a strong online presence shouldn’t board their windows up just yet. According to a recent study by Ipsos MarketQuest, a Bellevue Market Research firm, a large number of Pacific Northwest consumers still go to clothing stores not just to buy but also to browse.     


Three Quarters of Canadians Want to Be Conscience Shoppers (77%) and Feel Responsible for Taking Action to Protect...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision Canada as part of the agency's No Child For Sale campaign reveals that most Canadians are wanting to be more conscience in their shopping, especially since they believe they have a part to play, through their buying habits, to protect children from exploitative labour.     


41 Million People in the U.S. and Canada Play Fantasy Sports

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Minneapolis, MN – A new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the Fantasy Trade Sports Association estimates that 14 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 and over and 19 percent of the Canadian population of the same age play fantasy sports. Based on the 2013 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and Statistics Canada, this represents 41 million fantasy sports players across both markets; the highest number of players recorded in the five years the study has been conducted.     


Commercial Sources Still Dominate Video Viewing in Canada

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Toronto, ON – Commercial video sources (e.g., live TV, PVR, Video-on-Demand, TV Network websites, video streaming apps provided by cable/satellite/IPTV providers) remain the primary vehicle through which Canadians are viewing video, despite the proliferation of over-the-top (OTT) services, according to a new Ipsos research study conducted on behalf of the Television Bureau of Canada.     


Majority (55%) of Canadians Who Have Accessed the Legal System Did Not Hire a Lawyer to Represent Them

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Toronto, ON – With the Canadian justice system being accessed by a million Canadians each year, a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of DAS Canada reveals that those using the legal system are not using legal representation to defend them.     


Canadians in Cars Talking About Their Road Pet Peeves

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Toronto, ON – Nearly all Canadians can admit to having certain ‘pet peeves’ within their day-to-day life, with Canadians on the road feeling no different. According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC Insurance, nearly all licensed Canadians have their automotive annoyances and have provided their top ‘pet peeves’.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: June 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Washington, D.C. - June’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows a slight uptick in American consumer confidence, with the overall index score at 51.0, up nearly a point from last month. Since January of this year, the overall index score has consistently stayed between 50 and 52 points. This month shows mostly steady increases with one notable decrease in the RBC Inflation Index.     


Majority (58%) of Torontonians Support Reduction in the Municipal Land Transfer Tax, Just 28% Oppose

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Toronto, ON – A majority (58%) of Torontonians ‘support’ (23% strongly/36% somewhat) ‘a reduction in the Land Transfer Tax paid by home buyers, instead of a complete repeal of the tax’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board. In contrast, just 28% ‘oppose’ (14% strongly/14% somewhat) a reduction in the LTT, while 14% don’t know which position they support.     


Cards, Dining Out, and Phone Calls Are the Top Three Ways America Celebrates Father’s Day

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

New York, NY – Sending or giving cards to the dads in their family (34%) is the most common way US adults celebrate Father’s Day, according to a new survey of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Three in ten also say that they take the dads in their families out for brunch, lunch, or dinner to celebrate Father’s Day (29%), while slightly more than a quarter celebrate by calling to wish the dad(s) a Happy Father’s Day (27%). Less than one in ten (7%) report that they usually send or give the dad(s) in the family an outdoor/sports-related gift, while few typically send or give a tie or other apparel (5%) or take care of chores that day like mowing the lawn or washing the car, to give dad(s) a break (3%). One in five (20%) celebrate by sending/giving the dad(s) in the family some other type of gift. However, the largest proportion of respondents, more than a third (35%), say that they do not typically do anything to celebrate Father’s Day.     


Albertans on Energy Efficiency

Friday, May 30, 2014

Calgary, AB – Ipsos Reid polling, conducted on behalf of The Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA), shows most Albertans supporting increased funding for energy efficient building upgrades, as well as increased minimum energy efficiency standards for products.     


Getting Chores Done is a Source of Conflict in Their Household, Say One Quarter (27%) of Americans in 12 States

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Minneapolis, MN – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Honeywell reveals that while a majority of Americans in 12 states have assigned specific chores to keep their household in order, these tumultuous tasks often lead to conflict and can fall on deaf ears.     


Property Prospects in 26 Countries: Four in Ten (38%) Globally Think This Month Will Be a Good Time to Buy Property

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Global — A new poll by global research company Ipsos finds that four in ten (38%) respondents in 26 countries think the next 30 days will be a good time to buy real estate, such as a house, vacation property or investment property. This figure has remained unchanged over the past three months (since February 2014). It is three points lower than this time last year (April 2013: 41%) and one point lower than two years ago (April 2012: 39%).     


Puget Sound Residents Will Choose Relaxing over Shopping this Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Seattle, WA – What would Memorial Day be without all the sales? They are the biggest of the year, inspiring many to seek advice on how to get the best deals on what’s hot this summer. But most residents of the Seattle and Northwest area will not be shopping this weekend. Instead, they will be hanging out at home with family and friends.     


Alberta’s Ten Most Loved Brands Revealed by Ipsos

Friday, May 16, 2014

Calgary, AB – There are some brands that devote significant time and energy to build strong emotional connections with consumers. And in return, consumers love them above others. Ipsos and Alberta Venture wanted to know what these brands were. After asking over 1000 consumers in the province to rate a variety of companies they have strong ties with, Ipsos unveiled the list of Alberta’s Top 10 Most Loved Brands. The results were presented during a reception event on Thursday, May 15 at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel.     


Trust Continues to Play a Major Role in Canadian Consumer Decision-Making

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Canadians continue to value trust as a major factor in consumer decision-making with eight-in-ten (81%, 20% strongly agree/61% somewhat agree) Canadians saying they would pay more to support a product or service from a brand they trust, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Reader’s Digest. Only one in five (19%, 3% strongly disagree/16% somewhat disagree) disagreed that they would pay more money to support a brand they trust.     


Nearly Nine in Ten Small Business Owners Claim Technology – and Keeping Up with Technology Trends – Is Important to...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New York, NY – Nearly nine in ten (86%) small business owners state that technology - and keeping up with technology trends - is important to their business, according to a new poll of 551 US owners of businesses with 500 or fewer employees, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Microsoft. This includes half (50%) who feel that keeping up with technology/ trends is very important to the success of their business, and another two in five (36%) who say that this is somewhat important.     


Reflecting on Typical Mother’s Day Gifts, Clothing (76%) and Jewelry (48%) Most Seen as Gifts Made Using Child Labour

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Toronto, ON – With Mother’s Day approaching and many heading out to stores to pick up flowers or other gifts for their moms, a new Ipsos Reid survey reveals that many Canadians might not think to check the typical gifts they give their moms each and every Mother’s Day for where or how they’re made.     


Toronto Homeowners See Kitchen (52%) and Bathroom (15%) Upgrades as Those Most Likely to Improve Home Value

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new survey of Toronto homeowners conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the City of Toronto reveals the top upgrades city residents believe would improve the value of their homes.     


Cards, Phone Calls and Dining Out Are the Top Three Ways America Celebrates Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

New York, NY – Sending or giving cards to the moms in their family (41%) is the most common way US adults celebrate Mother’s Day, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Three in ten also say that they call the moms in their family (35%) or take them out for brunch, lunch, or dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day (31%). Only 16% say that they typically send flowers, and 3% give candy, while 22% give some other type of gift. Less than one in ten (8%) report that they usually take care of household chores that day like cooking or cleaning, to give mom a break. Roughly a quarter (26%) say that they don’t typically do anything to celebrate Mother’s Day.     


The Canadian Employment Mobility Landscape: 46% of Canadians Might Move for Work, 55% Would Not Move for Any...

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) and released today shows that, on average, 46% of Canadians might take a job or work contract that would force them to move to a new location.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: May 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Washington, D.C. - May’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows virtually no change in American consumer confidence, with the overall index score at 50.1, up marginally after last month’s decrease. For the past year, consumer confidence has not stagnated at or near the current level of 50-51 on the RBC COI.     


Most (88%) Torontonians See Homeownership as Part of ‘The Canadian Dream’, But Seven in Ten (68%) Say MLTT Would Limit...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) reveals that although most Torontonians believe home ownership to be one of life’s most important moments, the presence of the municipal land transfer tax is viewed as a barrier to home ownership.     


Half (51%) of Canadian Dog Owners Can’t (30%) or Don’t Know (21%) How to Recognize Seasonal Allergy Signs in Their Dogs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – With Spring’s seasonal allergies on the way for Canadians’ canine companions, many dog owners can’t identify allergic signs and incorrectly believe that their furry friends share similar allergy signs.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: World Cup

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the World Cup. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Helping Others Important in Driving Women’s Sense of Self-Worth

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New York, NY – For many women, feelings of self-worth are intertwined with the act of giving back, according to a new poll of over 1,000 women aged 18-74 conducted by Ipsos on behalf of L’Oréal Paris. Four out of five (81%) say that seeing other women giving back inspires them to do the same. Furthermore, women who do give back through their charity involvement (such as volunteering time or money, being a member, managing or being on the board, or founding the organization) are particularly likely to have a strong sense of self-worth compared to those who are not so involved (84% vs. 76%).     


More Young Canadians See Homeownership as a Good Investment in 2014 (86%, Up 8 Points)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC and their 21st Annual Homeownership Poll, positive sentiment for homeownership among young Canadians has noticeably increased since this time last year.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: April 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Washington, D.C. - With April’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index showing a minor drop in American consumer confidence, it is becoming clear that the past year has seen no real improvement in overall consumer sentiment. Other than last fall’s government shutdown-related drop and subsequent recovery, consumer confidence is functionally unchanged over the last year indicating the slow recovery since the recession may have stalled.     


Ipsos Loyalty Experts Challenge Status Quo in Customer Satisfaction

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New York, NY – Customer satisfaction is often touted as the most important issue among business leaders. If you want to win your customer’s business, it goes without saying that they have to be highly satisfied. But in an article recently published in MIT Sloan Management Review, a duo of thought leaders from Ipsos Loyalty argue that the reality is far more complex.     


Most Americans View Features of Reloadable Prepaid Cards as Good for Consumers

Friday, March 21, 2014

New York, NY – Many American adults believe the features of reloadable prepaid cards are beneficial to consumers, with their convenience, flexibility, and spending limits seen as the top benefits to consumers, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the American Bankers Association.     


Saving, Paying Debt among the Top Uses for Tax Refunds this Year, Mirroring How Americans Spent Their Refunds in Past...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New York, NY – One in four (26%) U.S. adults say that they plan to save all or part of their tax refund this year, while about the same proportion plan to use it to pay debt (25%) according to a new online survey of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CarMax. About one in six (16%) plan to use it on everyday expenses (such as groceries, bills, or gas), one in ten for travel (11%) or home improvements (9%), and one in twenty towards a large purchase, such as a car or a house (6%). Just under one in ten say they will use it for something else (8%), or are unsure (8%) of how they will spend it. About three in ten (29%) are not expecting a refund this year.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Travel

Monday, March 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about travel. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: March 2014

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Washington, D.C. - March’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows a return to previous trends after a temporary drop in February. The stability in the overall index reflects trends seen elsewhere in the consumer data. Specifically, employment confidence is at the highest point on record, after taking a brief dip last month due to seasonal holiday employment ending. Consumers still report stable, if not strong, local economies and personal finances.     


Ontario ICI Construction Contractors Bullish About Year Ahead

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Toronto, ON – Ontario construction contractors are bullish about the amount of business they’ll do in 2014, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Construction Secretariat.     


Most Parents of Elementary (80%) and High School (70%) Students Would Take Their Kids Out of School for a Week+ Vacation

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Toronto, ON – One the verge of March Break, a new survey of parents with kids in the household who have traveled by air to a sun destination within the last three years or plan on doing so within the next year reveals that most parents are willing to pull their kids out of the classroom for a week or longer when it comes time to take a family vacation.     


A Snapshot of Sleep Preferences Among Travellers in Great Britain, the United States, Russia and China

Monday, March 03, 2014

Toronto – Hotel goers have varied preferences when it comes to staying in hotels, such as mattress characteristics, nighttime routines and what they prefer to have on their bedside tables. The data is part of a new study conducted online by global research company Ipsos on behalf of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the United States, Great Britain, Russia and China. The study includes a sample of 3,148 respondents who have ever stayed in a hotel.     


Most (91%) Working Canadians Feel Skills Shortage Will Continue to be an Important Issue in 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Randstad Canada, addressing the gaps and shortages in skills valued in the workplace continues to be of the utmost importance. Nine in ten (91%) working Canadians believe that the skills shortages and skills gaps will continue to be an issue of importance for 2014.     


One in Four (24%) Canadian Homeowners Expect Their Home to Be Their Primary Source of Retirement Income

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Toronto, ON – As housing prices continue to rise in large Canadian cities, a sizeable portion of Canadian homeowners plan to use their homes as their primary source of income after they leave the workforce, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Sun Life Financial.     


While Most Growers Recognize and Will Adjust Growing Practices for Problematic Herbicide Resistance, Fewer than Half...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a third annual herbicide resistance poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of BASF Canada Inc., most growers share a concern about weed resistance and plan to combat it by changing their growing practices, although less than half suspect they have these troublesome weeds.     


Ipsos Names the Top 10 Most Loved Brands in British Columbia

Friday, February 14, 2014

Vancouver, BC – People interact with brands every day, and in British Columbia, some brands are so close to our hearts that we actually love them. Ipsos and BCBusiness wanted to know what those brands were and unveiled their list of BC’s Top 10 Most Loved Brands at a reception event on the evening of Wednesday, February 12. Results were based on an Ipsos study that asked respondents to rate a variety of brands that have strong ties within the province along various dimensions of brand love.     


Content Stacking on the Rise

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toronto, ON – TV viewership in Canada has come a long way from the days of rabbit ears and antennae. Today’s viewers not only have a greater variety of content to watch, but they also have more ways than ever to watch. A recent poll conducted through the Ipsos Online Omnibus revealed that 74% of adult online Canadians subscribe to Cable TV/Satellite TV/IPTV. Drilling down deeper, among TV Service Subscribers, half (47%) augment or compliment their service by subscribing to or using one or more over-the-top (OTT) content services. In fact, just over a quarter (28%) subscribe to one OTT service, while nearly a fifth (20%) subscribe to two or more OTT services.     


New Study Shows One in Five (21%) Ontario Convenience Stores Sell Cigarettes to Underage Patrons

Monday, February 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a new mystery shop study of 190 Ontario convenience stores conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Canada’s National Brewers, one in five (21%) stores did not ask for valid identification of underage patrons. Major chains and independent stores were equally found to sell tobacco products to patrons under the provincially-defined legal age of 19 years old. Alarmingly, of the 44 stores visited in Toronto, 56% allowed underage patron purchases without asking for valid identification.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: February 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Washington, D.C. - February 2014 sees minimal change in consumer confidence as measured by the RBC Consumer Outlook Index. However, the stability in the overall index obscures several countervailing trends observed in the consumer data. Specifically, employment confidence is weaker as seasonal holiday employment ends but consumers are reporting stronger local economies and personal finances as the national economy continues to heal.     


Canadian RRSPs Rebound: Ownership and Contributions Up in 2013

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC for the 24th Annual RBC RRSP poll, more Canadians are planning for the future by owning RRSPs and putting more away. Six in ten (59%) Canadian adults now own RRSPs, up 4 points from 55% in 2012. The average planned contribution by RRSP holders has gone up by more than $500 from this time last year and now sits at approximately $4,653 per contributor.     


Eight in Ten Gen X (79%) and Gen Y (77%) Ontarians Say Home Ownership is Important to Them

Monday, February 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (79%) Gen X and Gen Y (77%) Ontarians say that home ownership is ‘important’ to them, identifying it as a 6 or higher on an importance scale of 1 to 10, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association.     


New Research Collaboration Helps Marketers to Better Understand, Target and Reach America’s Affluent

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New York, NY – The Affluent in America are among the most coveted yet most elusive audiences for marketers across many sectors of the American economy. Thanks to a new relationship between Ipsos and mTAB, understanding and reporting on their media habits and behaviors is becoming more accessible to brands. Ipsos and mTAB are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration for making the Ipsos Affluent Survey USA available to brand marketers on mTAB’s platform.     


Two new brands join Top 10 Most Influential Brands in Canada: Ipsos Reid

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Toronto, ON – Ipsos Reid unveiled the Top 10 Most Influential Brands in Canada at FFWD: Advertising & Marketing Week in Toronto. With the results based on its third-annual Most Influential Brands study, Steve Levy, Chief Operating Officer, Ipsos Reid, discussed the dimensions and factors surrounding why brands are influential, and explained how the following brands made it to the top 10 in 2013:     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: January 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Washington, D.C. - January’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows widespread improvement in confidence and a more optimistic outlook about the economy. The damaging impact of the government shutdown appears to have receded from consumer confidence with a 1.8 point rise in the RBC Consumer Outlook Index in the last month and a 4.5 point improvement since November.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Holiday Shopping

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on holiday shopping. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ontarians Optimistic About Real Estate Market in 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (59%) Ontarians believe the current real estate market in Ontario is ‘favourable’, according to new research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). This compares to just two in ten (18%) Ontarians who believe the market is ‘not favourable’, while one quarter (23%) are ‘neutral’ in their assessment.     


Americans Get Their Financial Houses in Order for 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Wells Fargo on Black Friday shopping. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


A Bit of Holiday Green for the Emerald City and Vicinity

Friday, December 20, 2013

Seattle, WA – A recent survey conducted by Ipsos MarketQuest found Puget Sound area residents spending a quiet and green holiday at home – including shopping for a lot of gifts online.     


Global Attitudes on Materialism, Finances and Family

Friday, December 13, 2013

Global — A major online survey of over 16,000 people across 20 countries conducted by global research company Ipsos suggests that those in emerging economies might see themselves as more materialistic and feel under more pressure to make money than their counterparts in North America and Europe. Looking to the future, respondents appear to be considerably more optimistic about themselves and their families than they are about their country.     


Preventing Interfering Ads, Providing Spam Filters, and Having an Easy-to-Use Interface Seen as Most Important Features...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York, NY – According to a new survey of over 1,000 personal email users conducted on behalf of Microsoft, the email features and services most important to respondents include ensuring ads don’t interfere with email experience (70%), providing advanced spam filters (69%), and providing an easy-to-understand user interface (67%), with seven in ten respondents rating these as extremely/very important.     


Just One Quarter of U.S. Adults Have a Winter Emergency Kit in Their Car

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New York, NY – Close to seven in ten (68%) U.S. adults say that they do not currently have a winter emergency kit in their car, according to a new online survey of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CarMax. While this proportion is similar to that of the 2012 survey (65%), only one quarter (24%) of those surveyed this year say that they do have a winter emergency kit in their car, down from 28% a year ago. Close to one in ten (8%) report that they do not currently have a car, on par with last year (7%).     


Three in Ten (27%) Pre-Retired Canadians Expect to be ‘Snowbirds’ in Retirement, Although Fewer (16%) Retirees...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Toronto, ON – While Canadians approaching retirement may think they want to spend their post-career years heading somewhere warm for the winter, the reality is that Canadians currently living in retirement find there’s no place like home year-round, according to the RBC 2013 Retirement Myths and Realities poll conducted by Ipsos Reid.     


Ipsos and I-Behavior Team Up to Help Marketers Reach America’s Affluent

Monday, December 09, 2013

New York, NY and Denver, CO – Reaching America’s affluent can be a challenge. However, thanks to a new arrangement between Ipsos and I-Behavior, Inc., marketers now have a richer and more robust way to access and assess their campaign capabilities when targeting this desirable segment. I-Behavior, the premier provider of behavioral targeting services, across virtually any channel, will now be able to on-board and distribute digital audience segments based on the Ipsos Affluent Survey USA. This will allow greater targeting for marketers trying to reach and connect their products, services and brands with America’s affluent population.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 5): Black Friday Shopping

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on Black Friday shopping. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


More Canadians Enjoy Feeling Good About Giving to Charity (87%) than Receiving Presents (81%) During the Holidays

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Toronto, ON –The holiday season is a time for many errands to run and to-do lists to take care of, but most Canadians appear to be generally satisfied with these traditional holiday to-do items, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of The World Vision Gift Catalogue.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: December 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Washington, D.C. - December’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows a broad rebound in confidence as well as a more optimistic outlook about the economy. The Government shutdown and near default are over a month in the past and the holiday season is around the corner. Both of these factors contribute to the 2.7 point rise in the RBC Consumer Outlook Index since last month. All other metrics show similar signs of improvement with the exception of the RBC Inflation Index, which has held steady.     


Seven in Ten (70%) Americans Plan on ‘Giving Back’ This Holiday Season

Monday, December 02, 2013

New York, NY – With the holiday season now underway and shoppers starting to fill stores looking for gifts to wrap, Americans also appear to be saying ‘Tis the season to give back’, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs survey conducted on behalf of PlanG.     


Celebrities In the Media: No Journalism Here Just Click Bait

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Toronto, ON – Seven in ten (68%) Canadians believe that it’s the media who is most likely to do sensationalized stories about celebrities to get as many people as possible to go to their digital media site to earn ad revenue—essentially “click bait” to drive people to media sites—as opposed to celebrities themselves and their publicists to get noticed by as many people as possible (32%) according to a new poll done by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.     


Seven in Ten (69%) Torontonians Support Phasing-Out the Toronto Land Transfer Tax (Up Four Points from May)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Toronto, ON – In light of the launch of the City of Toronto’s 2014 budget-setting process, a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board reveals that a strong majority of city residents support a phase-out of the Toronto Land Transfer Tax (LTT).     


Puget Sound Citizens to Kickoff Thanksgiving Away From Home (and Away from Football)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Seattle, WA – A recent survey of planned activities over the Thanksgiving holiday finds residents of the Puget Sound area planning to travel and watching surprisingly little football.     


Half (48%) of Canadians Say There’s Nothing They Want for Christmas; Majority (61%) Don’t Need Anything

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Toronto, ON – With the holiday countdown underway and many shoppers beginning to pile into stores to start their holiday shopping, a sizeable portion of Canadians are indicating that they don’t have anything on their Christmas wish list, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The World Vision Gift Catalogue.     


Canadians Spending More Online, Dollars- and Cents-wise

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Vancouver, BC – We know that Canadians spend a lot of time on the Internet and now they are putting more of their money where their fingers and eyes are. According to the latest research from the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, online Canadians are spending more cold hard cash on online purchases than ever before. The eCommerce Special Feature Report from the 2013 study shows that online Canadians spend an average of $899 through purchases and transactions on the Internet, which is up from the $639 average revealed in the 2012 study. Slicing through the data, the study also revealed that men spend more online than women with the 2013 figures reporting averages of $1,080 and $725 respectively.     


New Study Shows Canadians are Hot on What’s Cool

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Toronto, ON – What’s so cool about ‘cool’? According to recent research conducted by Ipsos Reid, Canadians are in love with ‘cool’ and we don’t just mean the autumn temperatures. The study reveals that 48% of Canadians use the word ‘cool’ at least once a week, 23% use it at least once a day and 1% admitted that they use the word over 50 times per day. Clearly, ‘cool’ is a word that remains youthful and relevant and has become an enduring part of the Canadian lexicon.     


Overall Holiday Spending of Canadian Gift Givers to Increase Slightly in 2013; Increase Driven by Non-Gift Expenses

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Toronto, ON – As the prime holiday shopping season approaches, Canadians are remaining generous in spirit, while continuing last year’s trend of tightening their belts as gift-givers, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Anticipated holiday spending has increased since this time last year, although this is not driven by expecting to spend more on gifts.     


Canadians Looking to a New Star in the Mobile Device Market

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Toronto, ON – There’s a rising star in Canada’s mobile device market. Findings from the sixth wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology study, conducted in August, have shown that in 2013, Samsung has made significant gains in Canada’s Smartphone and Tablet device markets.     


Eight in Ten (85%) Working Canadians Believe Employees Can Be Fully Productive From Any Environment Given the Right...

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Toronto, ON – For many working Canadians, flexibility should be a core tenet of business as most believe workers can be productive from anywhere and the traditional ‘9-5’ desk job is becoming increasingly unnecessary, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Microsoft.     


Seventy-Two Percent of Black Friday Shoppers Plan To Do Some or All of Their Shopping Online

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

New York, NY – Just over half (53%) of U.S. adults plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Offers.com. Of those planning to shop on Black Friday, 35% plan to shop primarily online, 28% plan to shop primarily in stores, and 37% will shop both online and in stores.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: November 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Washington, D.C. - November’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows a clear and dramatic effect of the recent Government shutdown and near default, with the Outlook Index 3.7 points down from last month, the largest single-month decline since the Recession hit in 2008. All other metrics show similar large declines with the exception of the RBC Inflation Index, which has held steady.     


Early Bird Gets the Worm: Only a Minority of Global Respondents (37%) Would Rather Wait for Something to Catch On...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Global — Only four in ten (37%) agree – give a rating of five (14%) or four (22%) on a five-point agreement scale – they would rather wait for something to catch on before they try it. The majority of global citizens do not agree: 32% disagree – give a rating of one (17%) or two (16%) – while three in ten (31%) do not have a strong opinion either way and give a rating of three. The findings reflect a new poll of 18,503 online respondents conducted by Ipsos OTX – the global innovation center for Ipsos, the world’s third largest market and opinion research firm.     


Canadians Equally as Likely to Be ‘Anxious’ (38%) or ‘Comfortable’ (38%) with Their Current Debt Level, While One...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Toronto, ON – According to the results of a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC’s and its 3rd Annual Debt Poll, Canadians finding themselves in debt have been turning to old-fashioned remedies, such as cutting back on spending and postponing spending on big items, to help them reduce debt levels – and they’re equally as likely to be anxious as comfortable with their current debt level.     


Canadians Three Times More Apt to Like Meaningful Gifts (94%) Compared to Extravagant (31%) Ones During Holidays

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Toronto, ON – With the holiday season quickly approaching, it will once again be time for many to rush to the stores to beat the lines and look for bargains. While this has been a consistent routine for Canadian families over the years, many are indicating a desire to receive meaningful gifts as opposed to extravagant ones gifts, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The World Vision Gift Catalogue.     


For Two Thirds of Consumers, the State of the Economy Is Impacting Their Holiday Shopping Plans; Many Motivated to Seek...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New York, NY – Two thirds (66%) of consumers report that the state of the economy will have some impact on their holiday shopping this year, including four in ten (41%) who say that it will motivate them to seek out bargains and coupons this holiday season, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Offers.com. While a third of respondents (36%) say that the state of the economy will not impact their spending, they are much more likely to say that they are worried and that they will spend less (27%) than to say that that they are confident and will spend more (5%).     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: October 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Overall American consumer optimism has decreased slightly since last month, with the notable exception of the Jobs Index holding steady and the notable decrease in the perception of rising prices. October’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index is down 0.4 points to 50.7. Across most individual metrics, this month’s data shows some pessimism, perhaps due to the budget talks in Washington, DC.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Video Games

Monday, September 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on video games.     


Although Three in Four (74%) Employers Believe Essential Skills Are Strategically Relevant to Their Business, Only...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of ABC Life Literacy Canada reveals that while employers realize the importance of essential skills to their business, not many are willing to invest and provide training for such skills for their employees.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: September 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Washington, D.C. - American consumer optimism has increased since last month, with some indices reaching new highs. September’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index is up1.7 points to 51.1, driven in large part by increased optimism about employment. This increase is reflected across nearly all sub-indices, with the exception of Investment, which remained stable. Across most individual metrics, this month’s data shows a movement towards optimism driven by perceptions of a stable economy. This increase is in contrast to August and July’s numbers, both of which had declined since June’s near-record highs.     


One in Three (32%) Torontonians Have Used Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Toronto, ON – One in three (32%) Torontonians have used Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, including half of those living downtown, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll of 700 Toronto residents (including 300 living downtown south of Queen Street) conducted on behalf of the Toronto Port Authority. The average Torontonian has used the airport 2.1 times (including non-users), while the average user has used it approximately 7 times (6.7).     


New Multi-Country Survey from RetailMeNot.com Shows Americans Are Most Likely to Value Brands that Offer Coupons and to...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

New York, NY - A new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com across 11 countries. Topline results are available for download on the right.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 22): Back-To-School & Holiday Shopping

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on back-to-school and holiday shopping.     


Cleaning Industry Insights Survey - 2013 Findings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New York, NY - Procter & Gamble Professional commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct a national survey among managers of cleaning operations from several industries with the objective of exploring their perceptions, attitudes and behaviors about their business and how they are adapting to the challenges brought on by the current economic climate.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: August 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Washington, D.C. - American consumer optimism has decreased marginally since last month, but remains fairly strong relative to the past few years. August’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index is down 1.3 points to 49.4, the second month in a row it has dropped following June’s record high. This slight decline is reflected across all sub-indices. Across most individual metrics, this month’s data shows a movement towards stability and consistency rather than optimism – but does not reflect the pessimism that has been prevalent in these measures over the past few years.     


Majority (55%) of Americans Willing to Pay More for Clothing Not Made Using Child Labor

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York, NY – Most Americans are willing to spend a little extra when it comes to making sure the products they buy are made without the use of child labor, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs survey conducted on behalf of ChildFund International. A majority (55%) of Americans indicate that they’re willing to pay more for clothing not made using child labor, while a minority (45%) say they aren’t willing to pay more for these purchases.     


Canadians Drastically Underestimate the Number of Child Slaves Globally; On Average, Estimate 1/10th the Actual Amount

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Toronto, ON – A major problem in the lack of action against child labour/slavery is that most Canadians know that a such problem exists throughout the world, but they are unaware how many children are being forced into these conditions and when asked to provide an estimate on how many child slaves and child labourers doing 3D jobs (dirty, dangerous, and degrading) there are worldwide, Canadians drastically miss the mark, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of World Vision Canada.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: July 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Washington, D.C. - American consumer optimism has dropped off slightly from last month’s record highs, but remain relatively strong overall. July’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index is down 1.1 points to 50.7, which is still the second-highest score measured since December 2007. This trend is reflected across all subindices, with sustained high ratings on jobs, investments, expectations about the future, and current sentiment about the economy today. While most of these post small dips since last month, they are all indicative of overall positive direction since the start of 2013.     


Cleaning Industry’s Perceptions and Usage of Technology and Social Media: Results of a Study Among Managers of Cleaning...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New York, NY - An Ipsos Public Affairs poll conducted on behalf of Procter and Gamble Professional among managers of cleaning operations based in the United States shows that:     


Ontario Beer Drinkers Enjoy Competitive Beer Prices Prices Under Alternative Retail Systems Higher Than Ontario

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Toronto, ON – An extensive market research study carried out by Ipsos Reid, the country’s largest market and opinion research firm, shows that Ontarians are paying beer prices significantly lower than what consumers pay in private stores in British Columbia and Alberta. Ontario prices were also found to be on average competitive with those found in Quebec—and, while prices in Quebec’s corner and grocery store retailing system compared most favourably to Ontario, those prices benefit from significantly lower provincial taxes: on a typical 24 pack Quebec taxes are 35% less than Ontario beer taxes.     


Vacation Deficit Increases as Fewer Americans Confident They’ll Take a Vacation This Year

Monday, June 24, 2013

New York, NY – The vacation deficit in America is increasing this year over last, as fewer Americans intend to take a vacation in 2013, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll conducted on behalf of Allianz Global Assistance. Fewer than half (48%) of Americans say they’re ‘confident’ (32% very/16% somewhat) that they’ll take a vacation in 2013 – defined as leisure travel of at least a week at least 100 miles from home – down 4 points from last year. Furthermore, just 8% say they have already taken a vacation this year, which is down 3 points since last year.     


Average Canadian Has Seen Their Favourite Movie About 17 Times

Friday, June 21, 2013

Toronto, ON – As Cineplex releases Super Ticket, a one-price theatre ticket that allows patrons to purchase a ticket to the in-theatre version of the movie as well as a digital copy for home use later on, this gives movie goers who often end up buying the movie when released on DVD a jump-start on the purchasing what could be some of their favourite movies. According to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Cineplex, the average Canadian indicates that they have seen their favourite movie approximately 17 times.     


Nearly Half of Small Business Owners Are Most Commonly Paid by Check

Friday, June 21, 2013

New York, NY – Nearly nine in ten (88%) small business owners report that at least some proportion of their customers pay by check, according to a new poll of over 1,000 business owners (defined as having a maximum of 500 employees) conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of WePay. Likewise, nearly half (45%) report that their customers most frequently pay by check, while three in ten (30%) say that they tend to be paid by credit card, and a quarter (25%) are most commonly paid in cash.     


British Columbians and Driving Vacations

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll conducted on behalf of the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) shows that BC drivers won’t let gas prices get in the way of a summer driving vacation. A majority (55%) of drivers agree with the statement that ‘Gas prices won’t hold me back from a driving vacation this summer.’     


Majority (54%) of Canadian Parents of Children 12 and Under Wish It Were Easier to Come Up With Things to Do With...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Toronto, ON – With summer knocking on the door and the final school bell of the year about to ring, many Canadian families are anxiously trying to figure out ways to keep their families entertained during this upcoming summer season, although easier is said than done, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Netflix Canada.     


Nine in Ten (89%, Up 21 Points) Indicate Willingness to Pay More For Products Guaranteed to be Free of Child Labour;...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of World Vision Canada reveals that a sizeable portion of Canadians are in agreement that they’d be willing to pay more for purchases if there was a guarantee it’s production was free of child labour and exploitation. Nine in ten (89%) indicate their willingness to pay more for a product if there was a guarantee it would be child labour-free, which is up from 68% in 2012.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: June 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Washington, D.C. - American consumer attitudes continue to improve, and reflect recent indicators suggesting economic improvement: June’s RBC Consumer Outlook Index is at the highest rating we have seen since October 2007. This public optimism has yielded upward movement across all sub-indices as well, with improved perceptions on jobs, investments, expectations about the future, and current sentiment about the economy today. Perceptions of inflation are up as well, driven primarily by rising home prices.     


Large Majority of Americans View Credit Cards as Important to the U.S. Economy and to Small Businesses

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New York, NY – Nearly three quarters (72%) of adults feel that credit cards are important to the U.S. economy and more than three quarters (77%) believe credit cards are important to small businesses, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the American Bankers Association.     


Most Millionaires Shop at Walmart

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Toronto, ON – When pop culture portrays millionaires, it is typically with images of luxury cars, high-end stores, designer boutiques in exotic locations, and limitless spending with little sensitivity to cost. Yet, a new survey of Canadian millionaires conducted by Ipsos Reid reveals that most of them shop at Walmart, placing it number-one among major retailers in Canada among millionaires.     


Familiarity (74%) and Support (87%) For Canada’s Supply Management System High Among Country’s Mayors and Reeves

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – Awareness and support for Canada’s supply management system is high among the country’s mayors, deputy mayors, and reeves, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Egg Farmers of Canada.     


Many See Sharing One’s Belongings Online as a Great Way to Earn Extra Money

Monday, May 20, 2013

New York, NY – Nearly six in ten (56%) U.S. adults agree that being able to borrow or rent someone’s property or belongings online is a great way to save money, according to a new poll of over 2,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Airbnb. Similarly, nearly half of U.S. adults (47%) agree that sharing one’s property/belongings online is a great way to have an extra source of income.     


Rising Food Prices Cause Canadians to be More Frugal, Make Smarter Food-Buying Decisions

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Toronto, ON – Canadians are likely to keep a closer eye on the price tags the next time they’re at the grocery store as most believe food prices have gone up and it’s had an impact on their shopping habits, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Eight in ten (84%) believe food prices have increased in the last year compared to the year before, compared to only 15% who believe they’ve stayed the same and 1% who believe they’ve decreased.     


More Than Eight in Ten (82%) Canadians Believe the May Long Weekend is an Ideal Time to Tackle Chores

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Toronto, ON – Although many take the May 24 weekend to get away from it all, most Canadians also believe that it’s a suitable time to get a jump on their spring chores, according to a new Ipsos Reid Survey conducted on behalf of Canadian Tire. Over eight in ten (82%) Canadians ‘agree’ (24% strongly/58% somewhat) that given the extra day, the May long weekend is ideal for doing spring chores, while just two in ten (18%) disagree’ (4% strongly/14% somewhat) that it’s an ideal time to tackle chores.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: May 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Washington, D.C. - While almost a third of Americans say they have been impacted in some way by the sequester, this does not appear to have damaged consumer confidence, which has remained steady since last month. The May RBC Consumer Outlook Index is the third highest rating since January 2008, following peaks in September 2012 and April 2013. While there have been dips to the RBC Investment Index and RBC Current Conditions Index, these both posted significant growth last month and so the overall scores remain high.     


BC Views on Property Transfer Tax

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Vancouver, BC - An Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver shows that a majority of British Columbians have some concerns with the provincial Property Transfer Tax.     


Majority (60%) of Canadian Homeowners Admit to Mistake Making When Buying a Home; Renovations (15%), Small Down...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Toronto, ON – When it comes to the purchase of a home, most Canadians admit to making some mistakes, according to the 20th Annual RBC Homeownership Poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. The majority (60%) of Canadian homeowners indicate they’ve made some kind of mistake when buying a home, compared to two in five (40%) who say they haven’t.     


Majorities of Americans Find Current Credit and Debit Card Payment Networks to Be Efficient, Secure and Trustworthy

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York, NY – Majorities of adults find the current credit and debit card payment networks to be efficient, trustworthy, and secure according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the American Bankers Association. Specifically, nearly three quarters (73%) agree that through the credit and debit payment system transactions are processed seamlessly and efficiently. Similarly, more than six-in-ten feel that the current payment system is one they can trust (65%), and that their privacy and security are protected in this system (61%) . Moreover, eight in ten (80%) believe that credit card companies provide protection and security to their customers when it comes to their personal and financial information.     


Two in Five (39%) Canadians Drivers Likely to Buy a Car in Next Two Years

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Toronto, ON – According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC, two in five (39%) Canadian drivers consider themselves ‘likely’ (13% very/27% somewhat) to purchase a car in the next two years, while three in five believe such a purchase is ‘not likely’ (46% strongly/15% somewhat) in this time frame. Canadians potentially in the market for a new vehicle vary with regards to how long it will take for them to make their next purchase:     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: April 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Consumers appear to feel they have avoided the ‘doom and gloom’ promised last month with the onset of sequester; three in five (61%) feel sequester has had a small impact, no impact at all, or an uncertain impact on the economy. This sense of relief, paired with increasing optimism about the housing market and one’s personal finances, finds the April RBC Consumer Outlook Index at the second-highest figure recorded since October 2007. The RBC Investment Index and RBC Current Conditions Index also post very impressive growth, both now at their highest scores since 2007.     


Canadians See Slowdown in Housing Market as Fewer (15%) Are ‘Likely’ (4% Very/11% Somewhat) to Purchase a Home...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Toronto, ON – Many Canadians are taking a wait-and-see approach to home-buying in 2013, especially those entering the housing market for the first time, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC.     


Although Three in Four (74%) Employers Believe Essential Skills Are Strategically Relevant to Their Business, Only...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of ABC Life Literacy Canada reveals that while employers realize the importance of essential skills to their business, not many are willing to invest and provide training for such skills for their employees.     


Extra Tidbits from Global News: BC1 Poll

Monday, March 18, 2013

Vancouver, BC – Ipsos Reid’s poll for Global News: BC1 was about more than just BC politics. It also asked British Columbians where they stand on a variety of other provincial issues.     


Google Named Most Influential Brand in the United States

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New York, NY – Apple is innovative, Walmart has presence, Facebook is engaging, but if you want to know what the most influential brand in the United States is, turn to Google. No, not to ask the question, but rather, it is Google itself that is the Most Influential Brand in the United States. This seemingly all-encompassing Internet entity has topped the list in the recently revealed findings of a new study conducted by Ipsos called The Most Influential Brands in the United States 2013.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: March 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Washington, D.C. - With the arrival of the sequester, consumer outlook has dropped notably. The March RBC COI fieldwork period bracketed the start of sequester, and so this month’s data captures a strong sense of public pessimism about the economy. The March RBC Consumer Outlook Index shows a marked decline, and this carries over across most sub-indices (with Jobs the only sub-index that is holding steady). The improved economic outlook evident in the first two months of 2013 appears to have been wiped out by rising gas prices and the failure of the government to avoid sequestration.     


Four in Ten (43%) Canadian Farmers Suspect Having Herbicide-Resistant Weeds; More (63%) Believe Weeds Are Getting...

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Toronto, ON – Weeds are a constant concern for many farmers, and it appears that most believe they’re getting tougher to control, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of BASF Canada Inc. Six in ten (63%) Canadian growers ‘agree’ (16% strongly/47% somewhat) that ‘weeds in my field are getting tougher to control’, which is up 7 points from the first wave of the poll in March 2012. Less than four in ten (37%) farmers ‘disagree’ (8% strongly/29% somewhat) that weeds are getting tougher to control, down 7 points from early last year.     


Less Than Half of Canadian Small Businesses Promote Themselves Via Dedicated Website (41%) or Social Media (39%)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Toronto, ON – Many Canadian small businesses appear to be missing out on online opportunities when it comes to growing their business and earning revenue, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Only four in ten (41%) Canadian small businesses promote their business through a dedicated website, while another 5% have a dedicated site but don’t use it to promote their business. One in three (32%) don’t have a dedicated website, while one in five (21%) don’t promote their business.     


Close to Half of Canadians Now Own a Smartphone

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Toronto, ON – The Canadian population is nearing the tipping point of becoming a Smartphone majority. Key findings in Ipsos Reid’s most recent wave of Mobil-ology, a syndicated study of the mobile market in Canada, show that 47% of Canadians now report using a Smartphone, a significant increase over last year, when 34% of Canadians reported using such a device. Tablet device use has also jumped with 21% of Canadians reporting use of these devices, an increase from just 10% a year ago.     


Only One Quarter (27%) of Working Canadians Expect to Be Fully Retired by Age 66

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Toronto, ON – The proportion of Canadians who expect to retire by age 66 has been consistently declining over the last five years, reaching a new low mark in 2012, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of Sun Life Financial.     


Average Canadian Starts Saving for Retirement at Age 32

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Toronto, ON – With so many sources telling them to start saving for retirement as early as possible, the average Canadian won’t start putting away for their retirement until their early thirties, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. The data reveals that the average Canadian won’t start saving for retirement until the age of 32. One in five (21%) will start saving for retirement before the age of 25, while one in four started saving for retirement between the ages of 25-34 (24%) or 35-54 (26%). Only 3% of Canadians started saving for retirement at 55 or later. Alarmingly, one in four (26%) Canadians have not started saving for retirement yet.     


U.S. Postal Service Saturday Delivery Poll

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Below are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for the U.S. Postal Service.     


Global Consumers Willing to Fork Out More for Fresh and Sustainable Packaging

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New York, NY – When it comes to food and beverage packaging, consumers are most likely to pay more for value-added features that relate to freshness and sustainability. This is the latest finding from a global study conducted by Ipsos InnoQuest.     


Two in Five (38%) Married or Common-Law Canadians Consider Themselves to Be Struggling Financially

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Toronto, ON – While most Canadians who are married or living common law are aware of their debts and discuss financial problems with their partners, many still believe they have financial difficulties, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of MNP Ltd. Two in five (38%) married and common law-living Canadians ‘agree’ (12% strongly/26% somewhat) that they ‘consider themselves to be struggling financially’, with three in five (62%) ‘disagreeing’ (34% strongly/28% somewhat).     


Two in Five (40%) of Canadians Travelling Abroad in 2013 Won’t Purchase Travel Insurance

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Toronto, ON – A good proportion of Canadians who plan to travel outside the country in 2013 don’t plan on buying additional travel insurance for their next vacation, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Among the two in five Canadians (39%) who plan to vacation abroad in the next twelve months, two in five (40%) will not purchase travel insurance for their trip. Three in five (60%) Canadians travelling abroad, however, will purchase travel insurance for their next vacation.     


Canadians Believe Lack of Income (48%) and Too Much Debt (22%) Are Biggest Obstacles in Managing/Investing Their Money

Monday, February 11, 2013

Toronto, ON – When it comes to managing their money or investing, Canadians believe that not having enough money coming and owing too much are the top obstacles they face, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Investor Education Fund (IEF). Half of Canadians (48%) cite ‘lack of income’ as an obstacle for them when it comes to managing their money and investing, while one in five (22%) believe having ‘too much debt’ provides an obstacle for their financial management and investing. Interestingly, one in five (16%) don’t have any obstacles when it comes to managing or investing. The table below outlines in full all the obstacles Canadians identify when it comes to managing their money or investing:     


Three in Ten (31%) Canadians Spent More Than Intended This Holiday Season; Overspent by an Average of $463

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Toronto, ON – While most Canadians kept their holiday spending in check, a sizeable portion of Canadians spent more than intended during the holiday season, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Seven in ten (69%) Canadians did not spend more than they intended this holiday season, unchanged from a year ago, compared to three in ten (31%) who say they overspent, also unchanged from this time last year. The following table highlights both national and regional figures of how many Canadians kept within budget as well as those who overspent and the differences compared to last year:     


Most Retired (54%) and Not Yet Retired (78%) Canadians Haven’t Determined the Savings Amount Needed to Allow them a...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Toronto, ON – Most Canadians, retired or not, have not determined the amount of money they’d need to have a comfortable retirement, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Although higher than at any point over the last four years, less than half (46%) of retired Canadians say they determined the amount of money they’d need to accumulate in savings or investments in order to have a comfortable retirement prior to retiring, while a majority (54%) had not determined this amount prior to retiring. Even fewer Canadians who are not yet retired have determined the savings amount necessary for them in retirement. Only one in four (23%) Canadians not yet retired have determined how much they’d need to save in order to have a comfortable retirement, while three in four (78%) have not determined such an amount.     


Ipsos Reid Unveils Second Annual Most Influential Brands Study at ICA’s FFWD 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Toronto, ON – The ICA (www.icacanada.ca) and Ipsos Reid (www.ipsos.ca) are proud to announce the results of the second annual Most Influential Brands Study, which unveiled and ranked the most influential brands in Canada at the ICA’s fifth annual FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week. This year the expanded initiative also included, for the first time, The Most Influential Brand in the World. Based on the online survey, five times larger than last year with more than 5,000 Canadians, Google ranks as the most influential brand in Canada and additionally ranks as the most influential brand in the world.     


Likely Payroll Tax Increases as a Result of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation Leads to One in Five (20%) Americans Curbing...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New York, NY – With the likely payroll tax increases in the coming year due to the recent ‘fiscal cliff’ legislation, one in five (20%) Americans are planning on donating less to charities, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll conducted on behalf of ChildFund International. A majority (54%), however, will donate the same amount as last year, while one in ten (6%) will donate more. One in five (21%) Americans don’t plan on giving to charities this year.     


Four in Five (84%) of Canadian Parents Believe Technology Allows Families to Be Better Connected

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Toronto, ON – As use of new technologies grow and new innovations emerge, Canadian parents are relying on these tools more than ever to help them keep their family connected and organized, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Microsoft. Four in five (84%) Canadian parents ‘agree’ (32% strongly/51% somewhat) that ‘technology allows families to be better connected’, while only one in five (16%) ‘disagree’ (5% strongly/12% somewhat). Seven in ten (70%) Canadian parents ‘agree’ (23% strongly/47% somewhat) that ‘my family relies on technology to help us stay connected, while only three in ten (30%) ‘disagree’ (9% strongly/21% somewhat) with this admission.     


Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Believe They Have Little To No Control Over Personal Info Companies Gather From Them While...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New York, NY – Nearly half (45%) of U.S. adults feel that they have little (33%) or no (12%) control over the personal information companies gather while they are browsing the web or using online services such as photo sharing, travel, or gaming, according to a new online survey of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Microsoft. Only one-in-five (21%) say that they have at least a significant amount of control over such personal information, while a third (34%) feel that they have moderate control.     


Many Canadians Believe Saving For Children’s Education (48%) and Caring for Aging Parents (36%) Will Hinder Ability to...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Toronto, ON – Looking ahead to retirement, many Canadians (aged 18-54) believe that generational obstacles will have adverse effects on their ability to save for retirement, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey on behalf of RBC. Half (48%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/36% somewhat) that ‘saving for my children’s education has impacted/will impact my ability to save for retirement’, while half (52%) ‘disagree’ (26% strongly/25% somewhat). Comparatively, two in five (36%) ‘agree’ (6% strongly/30% somewhat) that ‘I am concerned that caring for my aging parents has impacted/will impact my ability to save for retirement’ against a majority (64%) who ‘disagree’ (29% strongly/36% somewhat). The following table outlines a list of statements regarding attitudes Canadians have towards retirement and how much they ‘agree’ or ‘disagree’ with these statements:     


Eating at Home?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New York, NY – Global tastes are diverse and nowhere is that more prevalent than in the kitchens and dining rooms of homes all around the world. When asked about their interest in a variety of unique food products to be eaten at home, global consumers indicated a wide array of interests, reflective of increased accessibility to food options as well as a broader acceptance of different types of food. These are the latest findings of a study conducted by Ipsos InnoQuest.     


Adults Would Like to See Wider Acceptance of Credit and Debit Cards by Different Types of Merchants and Small Businesses

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New York, NY – Looking ahead to the New Year, the majority of adults say that they plan to use various payment methods, such as cash, credit cards, checks, and other methods, about the same as they did in 2012.     


One in Five (21%) Canadians are Too Busy Preparing and Organizing Holiday Festivities to Fully Enjoy This Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Toronto, ON – With all that goes into planning for the holiday season, some Canadians do so much that they don’t get to reap the rewards of such planning by enjoying their holiday season, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Hewlett-Packard. One in five (21%) Canadians ‘agree’ (4% strongly/17% somewhat) that ‘I am too busy preparing and organizing holiday festivities to fully enjoy this holiday season’. Four in five (79%) Canadians, however, ‘disagree’ (33% strongly/46% somewhat) that they’re too busy to fully enjoy this holiday season.     


British Columbians Are Spoiling Others and Themselves With Holiday Gifts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vancouver, B.C. – It is that time of the year again and retailers are all wondering how they will fair in the 2012 holiday shopping season. In this fourth annual Holiday Shopping Study, Ipsos Reid investigates British Columbians’ attitudes toward holiday shopping and their specific holiday shopping behaviours, including those items shoppers are jotting down on their shopping and wish lists.     


Credit Card Rewards Most Likely to Be Put towards Household Necessities, though Four in Ten Plan on Using Rewards for...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New York, NY – Among credit card holders, over three quarters (77%) have rewards programs associated with their cards, most commonly cash back (47%) and general rewards points (44%), according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the American Bankers Association. Other rewards programs include airline miles (15%), gas rewards points (8%), hotel points (7%), or some other reward program (4%). Fewer than one-quarter (23%) do not have rewards programs associated with their cards.     


While Saving Money (70%) Is Tops For Canadians Not Yet Retired, Two-Thirds (66%) Are Focused on Paying Off Debt to Get...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Toronto, ON – While the top activity for retirement preparation among Canadians not retired is ‘saving money’ (70%), two-thirds (66%) are focusing on paying off debt, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Half (45%) of Canadians not yet retired would prepare for retirement by ‘figuring out what regular expenses would be’. The following table outlines in full the actions Canadians not yet retired would take when it comes to retirement preparation:     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Holiday Shopping

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Attached are results from a holiday shopping poll conducted on behalf of Reuters.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: December 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings for the December 2012 RBC Consumer Outlook Index:     


Four in Ten Canadian Gift Givers Choose to Give a Gift Card When They Want to Provide Options (37%) or Aren’t Sure What...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Toronto, ON – When deciding on what to buy their loved ones this holiday season, Canadian gift givers often turn to gifts cards due to their versatility, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC. Four in ten Canadian gift givers say they choose to give gift cards when they want to give the recipient options (37%) or when they’re not sure what to buy (36%). One in ten (8%) Canadians planning on giving gifts this holiday season say they always or almost always give gift cards while just one in ten (13%) never give gift cards. The following table outlines various reasons Canadian gift givers choose to give gift cards:     


Canadian Baby Boomers Testing the Waters of New Technology

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Increasingly connected, Canada’s Baby Boomers are finding their footing in the digital age. According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, Canadian Boomers (89%) rival younger Canadians (99%) in their levels of Internet access and are slowly beginning to take up new media and devices.     


American Holiday Travel Spending Rebounds as Travelers Anticipate Spending 14% More This Year

Monday, November 19, 2012

New York, NY – Holiday travel spending is on the rebound in America, following cautious holiday-travel spending last year, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll conducted on behalf of Allianz Global Assistance USA. Among the nearly six in ten (56%) Americans who say that they are confident (45% very confident/11% somewhat confident) that they will take a holiday trip this year, they anticipate spending an average of 14% more than last year’s travelers anticipated spending. Moreover, more Americans this year than last year say they are ‘very confident’ (45% this year vs. 42% last year) that they will take a holiday trip, spending at least one night away from home.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Holiday Shopping

Monday, November 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from November 15-19, 2012 about holiday shopping.     


British Columbians And Cross-Border Shopping

Friday, November 16, 2012

Vancouver, B.C. — Living close to the U.S. border provides many British Columbians with ample opportunities for cross-border shopping. According to a recent study by Ipsos Reid conducted in the fall of 2012, two-thirds of British Columbians (66%) have gone shopping across the U.S. border within the past year.     


Half (45%) of Online Shoppers Plan on Taking Advantage of Discounts on American Websites by Shopping Online This Black...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Toronto, ON – Many online shoppers plan on taking advantage of upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday this year. Half (45%) of Canadians who are online shoppers are ‘likely’ (10% very/34% somewhat) to shop online on Black Friday/Cyber Monday through American websites to take advantage of discounts, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Visa Canada. A majority (55%), however, are ‘unlikely’ (31% very/24% somewhat) to take advantage of these online deals.     


Four in Five (82%) Canadians Plan on Giving Gifts This Holiday Season; Anticipated Spending Amount on Gifts Consistent...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Toronto, ON – Four in five (82%) Canadians plan on giving gifts to others this holiday season, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC. This number is up slightly from last year (80%) and on par with those who planned on giving gifts in 2010 (82%). Less than two in ten (18%) don’t plan on giving gifts to others this holiday season, which is down 2 points from last year and identical to those who gave the same answer in 2010.     


Majority (53%) of Americans in the Workforce Believe They Won’t Be Able to Retire by Age 65; Cite Inability to Save...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Toronto, ON – Many Americans in the workforce may need to start rethinking their path to retirement. Although one in five (21%) are already retired, among those who aren’t more and are still in the workforce, a majority (53%) believe that they won’t be able to retire by the age of 65 in comparison to those who think they will (47%), according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Observer on behalf of Quicken. The table below outlines why many American employees don’t believe they’ll be able to retire by 65:     


Four in Ten (41%) Canadians Buy Lunch From Local Eateries At Least Once a Month; Two-Thirds (68%) of Those That Do Take...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Loyalty on behalf of Tim Hortons, four in ten (41%) Canadians buy lunch at a restaurant, food court, or other facility at least once in a typical month. Six in ten (59%), however, do not buy lunch at such eateries in a given month. Nearly half of those who eat out during a work week even do so more frequently. Two in ten (19%) say they buy their lunch at a food court or other eatery once a week.     


More than One in Ten Adults Plan to Spend More on Holiday Shopping this Year

Thursday, November 08, 2012

New York, N.Y. – Despite the current state of the economy, more than one in ten U.S adults (13%) plan to spend more this coming holiday season than they did last year, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Offers.com. Yet many adults are not taking advantage of online coupons that could help stretch their holiday dollars, with more than one third of online shoppers (36%) saying that they never look for coupons or deals when shopping online, an increase from 23% in 2011.     


Vast Majority (85%) of Western Wheat Farmers Believe the New Marketing System for Wheat Will Be Beneficial (40%...

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new poll of wheat farmers in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of BASF reveals that a vast majority (85%) of Western wheat farmers believe the new marketing system will be beneficial for their business. Just two in ten (15%), however, believe that the new wheat marketing system will be ‘harmful’ (3% extremely/13% somewhat) to their business.     


Ipsos Reid Study of Canadian Marketers Shows The Canadian Marketing Community Has Evolved From “Don’t Go There” To...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – In the last six years, the Canadian marketing community has evolved from a “Don’t go there” mentality to “Managing the ambitions” of senior management with digital acknowledged as being complementary to traditional marketing. A new study conducted by Ipsos Reid in collaboration with the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine asked Canadian marketers about their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors towards the changing world of digital marketing, and how their business is managing and embracing it.     


More American Small Business Owners (34%) Than General Americans (24%) Believe Using Business Cards to Network is ‘Very...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos poll conducted for MOO.com among Americans who own a business card, small business owners are more likely to consider business cards ‘very impactful’ compared to general Americans. One-third (34%) of Americans who own a small business say that using business cards to network is ‘very impactful’, compared to one-quarter (24%) of Americans who use business cards and don’t own a small business.     


Despite Growth in Digital Media, Canadian News Seekers Still Rely on Traditional Sources for Daily News

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The Canadian Journalism Foundation finds that despite a plethora of new sources for the apparent 24/7 news cycle, a majority of Canadians still prefer to consult the more traditional outlets to get their daily news fill.     


Three-Quarters (76%) of Americans Have Recycled Everyday, Household Items like Aluminum Cans (76%) or Plastic Bottles...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Toronto, ON – Americans are more likely to recycle everyday, household items compared to electronic items, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Marketing on behalf of Call2Recycle. Three-quarters of Americans say they’ve recycled aluminum or steel cans (76%) or plastic bottles or containers (72%) in the past year, while another seven in ten (71%) have recycled paper or cardboard in the past year.     


Women Are Most Likely to Report That a Quick and Easy Transaction Was Most Missing in Their Last Car Buying Experience

Friday, September 28, 2012

New York, NY – Thinking about the last time that they bought a car, one in four women (24%) say that what was most missing was a quick and effortless transaction, according to a new survey of over 500 women conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CarMax. These findings mirror the findings from previous studies, conducted in 2009 and 2011, in which a quarter of women likewise felt that a quick and easy transaction was what was most missing from their purchase experience. Fewer women feel that a fair trade-in value (18%, an increase of three points since 2011); a reasonable finance rate (17%, an increase of four points); or low, fair pricing (15%, no change since 2011) was most missing from their car-buying experience.     


Android Reaping Significant Gain in Canadian Marketplace

Monday, September 17, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canada’s mobile device market landscape is sizzling and for some brands, this means big gains and even bigger stakes. Conducted in August 2012, the fourth wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a syndicated study of Smartphone, Tablet and eReader users in Canada, reveals several important shifts in brand dominance across the country and across categories.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: September 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Washington, D.C. - American consumer confidence is at the highest point we have observed since the recession began more than four years ago. This rally is sustained through all 4 sub-indices with the most pronounced gains in the important jobs index and the investment index.     


A Plurality of US Adults Typically Wait until their Contract Is Eligible to Upgrade their Cell Phone

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New York, NY – Over four in ten (42%) of adults say that if they were to upgrade their cell phone, it would be because their contract is over and they are eligible for an upgrade, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. One in eight (13%) say it would be because they want another type of phone; switching from an Android (7%), an iPhone (4%), or a BlackBerry (2%) to another type of phone. The same proportion (13%) reports that they typically upgrade because they just like having the latest and greatest technology. Fewer than one in ten (7%) would do because they dislike the service provided by their carriers, while one-quarter (25%) say that their does not apply to them.     


The Fickle Nature of the Mobile Canadian Teen

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Toronto, ON – When it comes to their relationship with Smartphones, Teens have a shorter honeymoon phase than Adults do. The spring 2012 wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a study of the mobile market in Canada, shows that while Teenagers have handsets that are typically newer than Adults (10 months old vs. 13 months old among Adult Canadians), they are more inclined to express a desire to switch their brand of device within the next 6 months (16% vs. 12% top-3-box on a 7-point likelihood scale – though minimal in appearance, this is a significant difference).     


Four in Ten (36%) Canadians ‘Not Aware’ Exploitive Child Labour Used to Make Products for Western Markets

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of World Vision, reveals that four in ten (36%) Canadians are ‘not aware’ (8% not at all/28% not very) that children worldwide are forced into dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs to create products for Western markets. Two-thirds (64%) of Canadians, however, are ‘aware’ (13% very/51% somewhat) of these conditions.     


Over Seven in Ten Adults Feel that the Economy Is in Bad or Terrible Shape

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New York, NY – Over seven in ten adults (71%) feel that the economy is in bad shape, including nearly three in ten (29%) who feel that it is in terrible shape, according to a new poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. A quarter (25%) believe that the economy is in okay shape, and fewer than one in twenty think that it is in good (3%) or fantastic (1%) shape.     


Canadians Maturing as Mobile Users

Monday, August 20, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canada’s love affair with mobile rages on, but it seems as if the relationship is entering the ‘comfort zone’. The spring 2012 wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a study of the mobile market in Canada, shows that the frequency at which Canadians are using their Smartphones, Tablets and eReaders remains stable, however, the average duration of time they report using them has declined.     


Majority of Parents Say Getting Kids and Family Ready (94%), Making Sure They Eat Breakfast (93%), Making Nutritious...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Breakfast Cereals Canada reveals that Canadian parents are heeding the message. More than nine in ten parents say that getting their kids and family ready (94%) and making sure their family eats breakfast (93%) are high priorities of their morning routine.     


Men and Women Differ When It Comes to Investment Motivations: Women Most Influenced by Life Events (28%), Men Swayed...

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new study by Ipsos Reid, on behalf of RBC Direct Investing, reveals differences between men and women when it comes to what motivates them to become more knowledgeable and involved in managing their savings and investments. Three in ten (28%) women say that ‘getting closer to a life event (e.g. retirement, child’s education, etc.)’ is their main motivator in becoming more knowledgeable and involved in managing their savings and investments. Three in ten (27%) men, on the other hand, say that ‘knowing how much money I have now compared to what I will need’ is their primary motivator for such action. The following chart outlines a list of motivations for men and women to take a more active engagement in knowing about and managing savings and investments:     


Many Parents Likely to Have Already Started their Back to School Shopping

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

New York, NY – With the start of the new school year around the corner, many parents have already begun doing their back to school shopping, according to a new poll of over 1,000 parents conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. Some parents start well in advance, including One in ten (9%) parents say that they tend to start their shopping before school lets out for the summer, and an additional 5% saying they start in May or June.     


Ipsos Reid and TrojanOne Study Identifies Drivers Behind Consumer Connection to Sponsorship Properties

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Toronto, ON – Ipsos Reid and TrojanOne have released the results of ‘Canada’s Most Valuable Property’, a first of its kind study designed to measure consumers’ affinity and connection with a property and its impact on sponsorship. The research highlighted seven key drivers that make a property valuable to Canadians and identified the Canadian Cancer Society and its signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, as Canada’s ‘MVP’.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: August 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Washington, DC - Consumer confidence continues to bounce around with no significant movement. This month the index is down several points but within the range observed throughout the course of the year. More notable is the steep increase in expectations for price inflation across the board, although gas prices have only gone up $0.08/gallon in the last month.     


A Vast Majority ‘Agree’ that Small Businesses Play a Vital Role in the Canadian Economy (94%) and are Vital Job...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toronto, ON – Nearly all (94%) Canadians ‘agree’ (40% strongly/54% somewhat) that Canadian small businesses play a vital role in the Canadian economy. Less than one in ten (6%) ‘disagree’ (1% strongly/6% somewhat) that these types of businesses are vital to the national economy. One main reason that small businesses are vital to the Canadian economy is that they create a substantial portion of the country’s workforce. Just under nine in ten (88%) ‘agree’ (33% strongly/55% somewhat) that small businesses are vital job creators. Only one in ten (12%) ‘disagree’ (1% strongly/11% somewhat) with this statement.     


Men and Women Differ Greatly on What Movie Represents Their Ideal Summer; Women Pick Dirty Dancing (39%), Men Choose...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Toronto, ON – Men and women don’t agree on which summer movie best represents their ideal summer, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Cineplex. From a list of nine notable summer movies, four in ten (39%) women say that Dirty Dancing, the 1987 summer love story between Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, is the ‘movie that best describes their ideal summer’ compared to just 8% of men. One-quarter (26%) of men, however, prefer 1999’s raunchy teen comedy American Pie when it comes to what movie represents their ideal summer, while only one in ten (10%) women made the same choice.. Other top mentions by both men and women for what movies constitute their ideal summer were:     


Mobile Banking Growing Among a Niche Group of Online Canadians

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Is mobile banking the way of the future? According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report which investigated online Canadians' use of web-based financial services, only a small minority of online Canadians are mobile banking, but this minority is growing.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: July 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Washington, DC - Consumer confidence shows some small improvements, up 0.9 points from our June 2012 numbers. The overall trend since the start of 2012 continues to be stagnation, with the COI hovering around 46.5 the past six month.     


More than 1 in 4 Americans Pay for Vacation Using Credit

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New York, NY – Almost one-third (32%) of adults are planning to spend at least $1,000 on vacation per family member this year, including one in six (17%) who plan to spend upwards of $2,500, according to a new Ipsos survey of over 1,000 adults conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. Four in ten (42%) intend to spend less than that amount, including 21% who expect to spend under $500. Men are twice as likely as women to say that they will spend at least $1,000 per family member for vacation this year (43% vs. 21%). In fact, nearly one in ten men (8%) plans to spend at least $5,000.     


Toronto Real Estate Board Report: Rob Ford Support

Friday, June 15, 2012

Toronto, ON - This report includes findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted from June 1 to June 6, 2012, on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). To download, please click on the "Full Report" link in the right column.     


Quality Time with Family is the Father’s Day Gift that Most Adults Plan to Give, and the one Dads are Most Hoping to...

Monday, June 11, 2012

New York, NY – Dads hope for quality time with family (dinner, grilling, outing) for Father’s Day (40%), followed distantly by a gift card (13%) or a tech gadget/electronics (8%), according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. Only one in twenty are hoping for home improvement products (5%), or sporting goods, tickets, or lessons (5%). Slightly fewer (4%) are hoping for clothing, or time alone (3%). About one in five dads (22%) say that they aren’t hoping for any gifts on Father’s Day.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: June 2012

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Washington, DC - After a solid rally to start the year, American consumer confidence is basically unchanged in 2012. The economy has been doing just enough to offset the dire news emanating from Europe and the momentary panics in the market.     


Most Canadians Not Willing to Cut the Cord On Cable

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Vancouver, B.C. – As alternatives to traditional TV increase in popularity – such as free streaming TV and full length episodes of shows available for direct download – some Canadian consumers are wondering if they can do without their cable TV subscription, opt for Internet access only, and "cut the cable". However, research shows that – at least in the short term – this threat to cable TV companies may be exaggerated, as most Canadians are not willing to make the switch.     


Three Quarters (75%) of Canadian Farmers Say Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Impacting their Bottom Line

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – Three quarters (75%) of Canadian farmers who grow crops from Alberta through Quebec say that herbicide-resistant weeds are impacting their bottom line, and are having a negative impact on the value of their crops and the amount of money they make, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of BASF. Further, three in ten (27%) maintain that the impact is sizeable, saying it is ‘large’ (7%) or ‘moderate’ (20%), while nearly half (47%) say herbicide-resistant weeds are having a ‘small’ impact on their bottom line. Just one quarter (25%) believe that their bottom line is not impacted by herbicide-resistant weeds.     


Toronto Real Estate Board Report: June 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Toronto, ON - This report includes findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted from April 30 to May 7, 2012, on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). To download, please click on the "Full Report" link in the right column.     


Atlantic Canadians Love TV, Clocking Up an Average of 18 Hours Per Week

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – Atlantic Canadians not only love TV, spending an average of 18 hours a week in front of the box, but are also now likely to be surfing the internet at the same time, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. While watching TV, around half of Atlantic Canadians (49%) could be using a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other type of computer (5% all of the time/15% most of the time/29% some of the time). A further 51% say they would multitask like this only seldom or never.     


Gift Cards Are Moms’ Most Desired Mother’s Day Gift, and the Present that Their Family Members Are Most Likely to Get...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New York, NY – A phone call is the most common mode of communication used to wish moms a Happy Mother’s Day (43%), followed by an in-person conversation (39%) or a greeting card (38%), according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. Few say that they use a text message (7%), email (6%), or social media (6%) to say Happy Mother’s Day. Four percent say that they use none of these methods, and a quarter (26%) say that it’s not applicable to them.     


Canadians Say Lion’s Share of Retirement Savings on Their Own Shoulders

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canadians believe that they themselves are primarily responsible for ensuring they are financially secure in retirement, according to the quarterly RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index conducted by Ipsos Reid. On average, Canadians say that their share of the responsibility for ensuring they have a financially secure retirement is 59%, with the rest of the pie being divvied up and shared among the government (19%), their employer (10%), another family member (8%) or their financial advisor (5%).     


Most Canadian Mothers Would Feel ‘Honoured’ (89%), ‘Charitable’ (88%) If their Kids Made a Donation in Their Name for...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Toronto, ON – If on Mother’s Day their children made a donation in their name to an organization that helps mothers living in poverty around the world, most (89%) ‘agree’ (53% strongly/36% somewhat) that they would feel ‘honoured’ and ‘charitable’ (88% total – 49% strongly/39% somewhat), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: May 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Washington, DC - Consumer confidence is up a point to stand at 47.6 for May, 2012. This small gain is mostly driven by improvements in economic expectations (up 1.7 points to 57.5) and current financial conditions (up 1.5 points to 38.7).     


Store Brands Muscle In on National Brands’ Comfort Zone

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

New York, NY - While consumer perceptions toward store brands have slipped on many dimensions over the last two years, store brands may be starting to improve on several product benefits typically associated with national brands, namely: quality, innovativeness, uniqueness and packaging. This is the latest finding from a study conducted by Ipsos Marketing.     


Going to a Movie was the First Date of Choice for a Third of Canadians (35%), Most Popular Date Type Chosen from List

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Toronto, ON – The most popular first date for Canadians was to take the apple of their eye to the movies, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. A third of Canadians (35%) say this was the most common type of first date, followed by going out for dinner (23%), going to a party (17%), going for a walk or outdoor adventure (13%), or even mini-golf (1%). Even now, more than half (57%) agree (14% strongly, 43% somewhat) that they like to incorporate going to a movie into a date night.     


British Columbians Name Most Environmentally-Friendly Retailers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Retailers' activities in helping to preserve and protect the environment are visibly still very relevant to British Columbians. According to a recent study by Ipsos Reid conducted in the spring of 2012, a large majority (71%) say that retailers' actions are either very or somewhat important in deciding where to shop. The importance placed on this aspect of a retailer's performance has remained high each time it has been tested (67% in 2011; 72% in 2010; and 74% in 2009).     


Fixed-Rate Mortgages Making a Comeback as Four in Ten (42%) Prospective Homebuyers Intend to Take Out a Fixed-Rate...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Toronto, ON – Among the 27% of Canadians who say they’re at least somewhat likely to buy a home within the next two years, four in ten (42%) prospective homebuyers are intending to take out a fixed-rate mortgage, once again making it the most popular type of mortgage, according to the 19th annual RBC homeownership poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. In 2008, 49% intended to take out a fixed-rate mortgage, but since then preference for this type of financing has been on a steady decline to a low of 40% last year, but has since rebounded up to 42%. By comparison, 37% intend to take out a combination mortgage, while two in ten (21%) favour a variable mortgage.     


Ipsos’ U.S. Diversity Markets Report: 15th Edition

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New York, NY – The American marketplace is constantly evolving and understanding consumers has never been so complex. To help clients better understand and reach consumers, Ipsos Public Affairs is pleased to announce that the 15th edition of the U.S. Diversity Markets Report is now available.     


Nearly Half of Adults Are More Inclined to Buy Eco-Friendly Products, and Four in Ten Would Pay More for Them

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New York, NY – A quarter of respondents (25%) report that they always proactively take steps to green their home or lifestyle, such as recycling, driving energy efficient vehicles, weatherizing their home, using eco-friendly products, etc, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. An additional 60% say that they sometimes take these actions, while just 15% say that they never do.     


Latest Wave of Ipsos Study Reveals Mobile Device Brands Canadian Consumers are Considering in 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canadians love their Smartphone, Tablet and eReader devices! The January 2012 wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology, a study of the mobile market in Canada, showed strong and steady growth in all three markets. In the six month period between August 2011 and January 2012, Smartphone ownership grew by 13%, Tablets by 66%, and eReaders by 43%. In absolute terms, market penetration of Smartphones grew from 24% of Canadians stating they owned one in August 2011 to 34% in January 2012. For Tablets, 3% of Canadians said they owned such a device in August 2011 and 10% said they owned one in January 2012. In the eReader segment, 4% of Canadians said they owned one in August 2011 with 10% making that claim five months later.     


Retiring Boomer Business Owners Set Financial Example for Canadians, More Confident in Savings and Timing of...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Toronto, ON – Boomers who are set to retire from running their own business within the next five years appear to do a better job than the average Canadian at running their own finances, apparently bringing some of that business sense into their own personal financial accounting, according to the 22nd annual RRSP poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC.     


Interconnected World: Entertainment and Gaming

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New York —The Internet is a playground for the six in ten (57%) who say they have used it in the past three months to visit sites for information about their hobbies and personal interests, finds a new poll by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News. Downloading and streaming media – music (43%), movies (34%) and television (22%) – is a popular pursuit, as are video games (27%) and gaming online for money (13%).     


Majority of Canadians Say Buy Now, Don’t Wait to Purchase a Home

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – Given current housing prices and economic conditions, a majority of Canadians say it makes more sense to buy a house now (59%, up 4 points), rather than wait until next year (41%, down 4 points), according to the 19th annual RBC Housing Study, conducted by Ipsos Reid. Residents of Alberta (69%) and Atlantic Canada (68%) are most likely to say it’s better to buy now, followed by those living in Ontario (59%), Quebec (57%), British Columbia (52%) and Saskatchewan and Manitoba (48%).     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: April 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Washington, DC - American consumer confidence is down slightly (0.9 points) to stand at 46.6. Most of the decline is driven by weaker numbers in employment confidence. It is not uncommon for the index to report a small lull after a major gain as consumer re-calibrate to the new conditions. Outside of the employment questions, overall confidence continues to show incremental gains.     


Interconnected World: Shopping and Personal Finance

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

New York —A majority of citizens in 24 countries who use the internet say they do so to check their bank accounts (59%), half (48%) shop for products online and four in ten (41%) have surfed to look for jobs in the last three months, finds a new poll by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News.     


Six in Ten Parents (61%) Want to Give Their Child the Ability to Select Own TV Programming, But Most Worry about...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (61%) parents of children aged 12 and under ‘agree’ (9% strongly/53% somewhat) that they want to give their children the freedom to select their own TV programming’, but many are concerned or worried about what their child might be watching when they’re not around. Two in three (67%) ‘agree’ (24% strongly/43% somewhat) that they worry about the content that their child watches on TV, and most (76%) ‘agree’ (30% strongly/46% somewhat) that they’re concerned about the amount of advertising that their child is exposed to on a daily basis. The desire to give their child more discretion over what they watch increases as their child ages, but their concern about what their children watches does not decrease.     


Interconnected World: Communication & Social Networking

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New York —A strong majority (85%) of online-connected global citizens in 24 countries use the internet for emails while six in ten (62%) use it for social networking, finds a new poll by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News. One in ten use the internet for connecting with people through voice-over IP (14%).     


Nine in Ten Prefer to Buy Furniture that Is Made in the USA

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New York, NY – A majority of U.S. adults (51%) believes that it is especially important to “buy American” these days, according to a new survey of 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of House Beautiful. Likewise, nearly half (46%) feel proud when they purchase American-made goods.     


Home Sweet Home: Majority of Canadians Would Rather Renovate (83%) than Sell (17%) if their House Needed Major...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Toronto, ON – If their house needed major repairs and they were faced with the decision to either renovate or sell their home, the vast majority (83%) of homeowners in Canada who know what they would do in this situation would elect to renovate their home rather than sell (17%), according to the 19th annual RBC Housing poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. Two in ten (18%) are unsure of the decision they would take in this instance.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: March 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Washington, DC - American consumer confidence is up for March 2012 to the highest levels seen since the start of the recession. The main drivers of this surge in confidence is improved employment confidence and the associated decline in concern with personal financial health. This is despite continued pressure on the wallet from high fuel prices and international financial instability.     


Canadian Teens Increasingly Paying for Music Downloads

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Vancouver, BC – The online music downloading behaviour of Canadian teens suggests that a combination of stricter policies and a greater appreciation of copyright is having an impact on how and where teens access their music. According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, Canadian teens aged 12-17 years old are increasingly choosing to pay for music downloads, while fewer are "pirating" music for free.     


Costa Cruise Accident May Cause Ripple Effect on Other Cruise Line Brands

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Parsippany, NJ – January’s cruise ship accident off the coast of Italy is causing confusion amongst American cruisers. A recent poll from Ipsos shows that one in three Americans did not know which cruise line was involved in the reef accident near Isola del Giglio, the tiny island just off Italy’s Tuscan coast. Ipsos recently surveyed more than 18,000 Americans regarding the Costa Cruises accident that occurred off the Italian coast on January 13, 2012.     


Three in Ten (28%) Smartphone Users Have Lost (23%) Their Phone or had it Stolen (5%)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Toronto, ON – Three in ten (28%) smartphone users in Canada report that they’ve lost or misplaced their phone (23%) or, worse, had it stolen (5%) according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of PayPal. Among those aged 18 to 34, 35% have lost their phone or had it stolen.     


Perceptions About Banking Fees

Monday, February 20, 2012

New York, NY - These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted for the American Bankers Association on perceptions about banking fees. To download the full topline results, please click on the link on the right side of the page.     


Three Quarters of Adults Spending Less than $100 on Their Valentine, including a Quarter Who Don’t Plan on Spending a...

Friday, February 10, 2012

New York, NY – A majority of adults (51%) plan to spend less than $100 on their significant other this Valentine’s Day, in addition to the 24% who do not plan on spending anything on their Valentine, according to a new Ipsos telephone poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com.     


Canadian Consumer Confidence Falls Again, Now Lower than in 2011 and 2010

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canadian consumer confidence has declined for a second year in a row, according to the latest RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook poll by Ipsos Reid. Highlighting this trend, just a third of Canadians (32%) believes that the national economy will improve in the next 12 months; down 11 points from four in ten (43%) in January 2011 and more than half in January 2010 (56%). This last year also saw a rise in the proportion of Canadians who expect the national economy to worsen, from 24% in January 2011 to 31% in January 2012.     


Ipsos Study Shows Online Group Coupons Can Help Build Brand Loyalty

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Online group coupons are becoming a hot marketing tool for businesses– but do they actually work to build loyalty? According to a recent issue of the Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid Report, Canadians are flocking to online coupon websites to try new companies, experience new products or services, and save on purchases. And customers aren't the only ones reaping the rewards.     


BC Vehicle Buyers Not Thinking “Safety First”

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos Reid survey in British Columbia, conducted on behalf of ICBC, shows that most vehicle buyers are not readily thinking of “safety” when making a vehicle purchase decision. Instead, “price” and “fuel efficiency” are of greater top-of-mind consideration.     


Generation Gap Over Financial Planning

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Toronto, ON – The level of financial planning is strikingly different between younger Canadians (aged 18-34) and those from the Boomer generation (aged 55-69), according to the 22nd annual RBC RRSP poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. In fact, a majority of six in ten Boomers (59%) have a financial plan in place compared to a minority of only four in ten (40%) younger Canadians. Furthermore, Boomers are more likely to have their plans written on paper (52%) compared to the younger generation (28%), and those aged 18-34 (40%) are twice as likely as the older generation (21%) to have their financial plans kept in their head. Another popular format for keeping a financial plan was to hold it electronically, three in ten of those aged 18-34 (30%) and two in ten Boomers (21%) use this more modern method.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: February 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Our data indicates that consumer confidence is down slightly for February after posting large gains in January. However, we are still well above the trough in confidence seen in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2011. Increasing inflation pressures – primarily fuel and food prices – have had a slightly negative impact on consumer financial confidence. However, expectations for the broader economy are at the highest point in over a year.     


Fewer Canadians Overspent This Christmas, But Those that Did Overspent More

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Toronto, ON – Fewer Canadians overshot their holiday-spending budgets this year, but those that did let out the purse strings even more, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC. One in three (31%) Canadians say they spent more than they intended to during the holiday season this year, down 2 points from last year. However, among those that did, they overspent by an average of $467, up 9% from last year.     


Microsoft Most Influential Brand in Canada

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Toronto, ON – Apple is innovative, Walmart has presence, the CBC engages the country, but if you want to know what the most influential brand in Canada is, turn to Microsoft. In the first ever Ipsos Influence Index Study, Ipsos Reid recently asked Canadians to rate 100 leading brands on a wide variety of attributes. The data revealed six dimensions which define influence and determine the most influential brands in the lives of Canadians.     


Two in Ten Canadians (22%), Americans (21%) Have a Tattoo

Monday, January 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – Two in ten Canadians (22%) and Americans (21%) have at least one tattoo on their body, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television. The proportion of Canadians and Americans with multiple tattoos is 11%.     


Growing Number of Young Canadians Have RRSPs, as Saving for Retirement Moves Up the List of Priorities

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Toronto, ON – A growing number of young Canadians have RRSPs, according to the 22nd annual RBC RRSP poll conducted by Ipsos Reid. While last year the proportion of young Canadians who hold an RRSP fell to 39% -- it’s lowest in nearly a decade – this year 43% of Canadians aged 18 to 34 report having an RRSP. However, while more young Canadians have RRSPs significantly fewer intend to contribute the maximum allowable to their RRSPs this year. Last year one in three (33%) young RRSP holders intended to contribute the maximum limit, while this year that proportion has dropped to just 16%, making them the least likely to do so and much less likely than the national average (25%).     


Seven in Ten U.S. Adults Hit or Exceeded Their Holiday Shopping Budgets; Just a Quarter Spent Less than Expected

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New York, NY – Seven in ten U.S. consumers (69%) spent as much or more than the budgeted during the holiday shopping season, according to a new Ipsos telephone poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. While nearly half (47%) spent about as much as they had planned, 22% say that they exceeded their holiday shopping budgets between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.     


Ipsos Reid Poll Reveals Apple as Most Leading-Edge Brand

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Toronto, ON – Apple rises to the top to be considered Canada’s most leading-edge brand, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted in the lead-up to Ad Week. Respondents were given a series of statements, 14 of which are used to define leading edge. Respondents were asked to indicate which of the statements they felt applied to each of the brands to which they were exposed.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: January 2011

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Consumer confidence is up across all indices with the strongest positive movement in the Current Conditions, Jobs and Investment Indices as consumers seem to be in positive spirits exiting the holidays. While evaluations and expectations of the economy remain relatively weak, more consumers are expressing optimism about their personal financial health then we have observed in over 6 months.     


Shoppers Flock to Web, Mobile Devices to Hunt Down Holiday Bargains

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – With only a few days of shopping left before Santa descends from the North Pole, a recent study from Ipsos MediaCT conducted with Google has analyzed some of the shopping habits and trends from the 2011 holiday shopping season. Several key trends emerge from the study, including the growing popularity of Black Friday deals and the importance of the Internet and mobile technology on the purchase decision process.     


Brands Increase Recall with TV/Digital Mix

Monday, December 19, 2011

New York, NY – New research from Google and Ipsos claims that recall improves when TV spots appear again in YouTube pre-rolls, making a stronger case for its pre-roll and in-stream ads. Tests of 15- and 30-second spots for six ad campaigns using YouTube pre-roll and TV ads found that people who watched both YouTube and TV ads showed a 200% increase in brand recall compared with people who only saw TV ads. Those who only watched a YouTube ad had 150% better brand recall rate than those who only watched a TV ad.     


Tighter Budgets (35%) and Not Knowing What to Buy (35%) Top List of Most-Challenging Aspect of Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 16, 2011

Toronto, ON – One in three (35%) Canadians who intend to give gifts this holiday season say that the biggest challenge they face while shopping this year is having a tighter budget, while an equal proportion (35%) say their biggest challenge is not knowing what to buy, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC. Two in ten (21%) say their biggest challenge is that they dislike going to the mall and being in crowds, while one in twenty (5%) say that not having enough time is their biggest obstacle and 4% say some other aspect of holiday shopping is their biggest challenge.     


Nearly Half of Adults Have Used In-Store Coupons or Online Promotional Codes when Holiday Shopping this Season

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Austin, TX and New York, NY, December 14, 2011 – Few adults have already completed all of their holiday shopping, leaving many shoppers with gifts still to buy, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com (www.retailmenot.com). Just 16% of adults surveyed claim to have finished all of their shopping.     


Retired Canadians Spending Less Time Travelling than Pre-Retirees Anticipate Spending in Their Retirement

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toronto, ON – According to the RBC Myths and Realities poll conducted by Ipsos Reid among Canadians aged 50+ with investable assets of $100,000 or more, retired Canadians are spending less time travelling in retirement then those who are still working anticipate spending in their retirement.     


Quality Remains the Most Influential Factor in Americans’ Car Buying Decisions

Monday, December 12, 2011

New York, NY – Nearly half of Americans (45%) say that quality is the factor that most influences their car-buying decision, according to a new telephone survey of over 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CarMax. Among those who had purchased a car, 45% select quality as having the most impact on their decision, an increase of 8% since 2010. While quality was also the top factor last year, it was selected by less than four in ten (37%).     


Three Quarters (74%) of Canadians Say They Plan on Only Buying Gifts that are Discounted or On Sale this Holiday...

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadian holiday shoppers may be on the lookout for a good deal, but fewer say they’ll knowingly purchase counterfeit goods online to save a buck, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Microsoft. Three quarters (74%) ‘agree’ (28% strongly/45% somewhat) that ‘they plan on only buying gifts that are discounted or on sale this holiday season’, up 5 points from last year. However, fewer (25%) ‘agree’ (5% strongly/20% somewhat) that they will ‘consider purchasing fake clothing and accessories online if the product looked authentic and was available for a lesser cost’, down 4 points.     


Canadians Set for a Green Christmas as Majority Recycle Gift Wrap Once Gift is Opened (55%), use LED Lights to...

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians appear to be all set for a green Christmas this year, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Waste Management. Many are taking steps to reduce the impact that they have on the environment over the holidays by doing things like recycling, reducing and conserving energy.     


Who, Who, Who’s Buying What This Holiday Season?

Monday, December 05, 2011

Los Angeles, CA – Can’t find dad this holiday shopping season? Check the electronics aisle; he may very well be shopping there. According to a recent wave of LMX, a national survey of media and technology adoption conducted regularly by Ipsos MediaCT, fathers with children aged 0-14 are significantly more likely than mothers with children of the same age to be planning on purchasing a host of consumer electronics. When it comes to buying consumer electronics such as smartphones, TVs, Tablets, Blu-ray players, 3-D TVs and desktop computers, dads with young kids are the gift retailers are happy to receive.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: December 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Washington, D.C. - The RBC Consumer Outlook Index indicates that American consumer confidence is up slightly, but remains very low. The RBC COI for December stands at 40.3 for December, up 0.7 points from last week, but well below this year’s high of 46.7 set in June or the index’s absolute high of 57.7 set in early 2007. Looking back over the last year, it is clear now that consumer confidence was improving through June. However after June, consumer confidence dropped and has not recovered. Our opinion is the political deadlock surrounding the debt ceiling crisis combined with the ongoing EU financial crisis is the key driver of consumers’ diminished faith in the economy.     


Amazon Kindles the Fires of Consumer Desire

Monday, November 28, 2011

New York, NY - Recent research from Ipsos OTX MediaCT shows that the tablet market is catching fire and is going to be hot, hot, hot heading into the 2011 holiday season. For Amazon, the launch of their new Kindle Fire means they may have what many consumers are looking for. Even before Amazon’s official announcement of the new Kindle Fire, the tablet market looked in a healthy state. In September, Ipsos’ research showed almost one in five (17%) consumers were considering purchasing a tablet in the run up to the holidays – and 11% of consumers were ‘definitely’ going to purchase one. Good news for Apple’s iPad and great timing for Amazon's newest product.     


Eight in Ten Parents Like to Be Prepared for the Holiday Shopping Season

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New York, NY – Eight in ten parents (82%) like to be prepared for the holiday shopping season, according to a new telephone survey of over 950 U.S. parents who buy gifts for their children at Christmas time, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Duracell. At the same time, a majority (51%) admits that they have done last minute holiday shopping in the past.     


Women Are Most Likely to Report that What Was Most Lacking in their Last Car Buying Experience Was a Quick and Easy...

Friday, November 18, 2011

New York, NY – Thinking about the last time that they bought a car, one in four women (26%)to say that was most missing was a quick and effortless transaction, according to a new survey of over 500 women conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CarMax. This mirrors findings from a similar study conducted in 2009, when 25% of women felt that a quick and easy transaction was what was most missing from their purchase experience.     


One in Three (34%) Canadian Online Shoppers Likely to Take Advantage of Online Holiday Shopping Deals South of the...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Toronto, ON - The American holiday shopping season kicks off at the end of next week with Black Friday, when traditionally American retailers typically offer deep discounts to shoppers, followed by Cyber Monday which is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Among the 54% of online Canadians who have made an online purchase at a Canadian or American retailer in the past twelve months, one in three (34%) say that they’re ‘likely’ (7% very/27% somewhat) to shop online at American retailers on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. This represents an increase of six percentage points over last year.     


Awareness of Cyber Monday Increases 10 Points to 52% of Online Canadians who are Aware

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Toronto, ON - Although largely an American phenomenon, Cyber Monday is heading into the mainstream in Canada, as a majority (52%) of Canadians appear to be familiar with the heavily-discounted online shopping event, according to an online Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of PayPal.     


Three Quarters (72%) of Mortgage Holders Expect to be Mortgage-Free by Age 65

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Toronto, ON – Three quarters (72%) of Canadians who own a house and have a mortgage say that they expect to have their mortgage fully paid off by the time they reach the age of 65, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Royal Bank. Interestingly, younger mortgage-holders aged 18 to 34 are much more likely to think they’ll have their mortgage paid off at an early age with three quarters (73%) expecting to have their mortgage eliminate by the age of 55, compared to fewer than half (45%) of mortgage-holders who are aged 35 to 54.     


This Holiday Shopping Season, a Majority of Adults Plan on Spending about the Same as Last Year; Few Plan on Spending...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New York, NY – Adults are more likely to be scaling back their holiday shopping budgets rather than expanding them, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RetailMeNot.com. Just one in ten adults (11%) plan on spending more this holiday shopping season compared to last year, while 37% say that they expect to spend less. A majority (51%) expect to spend about the same as last year.     


It's Better To Receive Than To Give The Latest Technology

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Vancouver, BC — In its third annual Holiday Shopping Study, Ipsos Reid investigates holiday shopping behaviours, including which latest technology products British Columbians are jotting down on their holiday shopping and wish lists.     


BlackBerry, Apple, Kobo Top Brands in Canada’s Mobile Device Market

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Toronto, ON – It is clear that we love our mobile devices, as more and more Canadians purchase and use Smartphone, Tablet and/or eReader devices. But which brands are winning the bulk of that love? The most recent wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology Study of Smartphone, Tablet & eReader users in Canada examined each category and compared market share over the eight month period between January and August of 2011.     


Many Canadians Will Go to Great Lengths to Get Their Specialty Coffee Fix

Monday, November 07, 2011

Toronto, ON – Three quarters (76%) of Canadians have had a cup of coffee in the last week, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of McDonalds. While just over half (56%) of coffee drinkers say they that their coffee of choice would be plain old brewed coffee if price and accessibility weren’t consideration, many prefer something a little more imaginative. One in ten (14%) would opt for a Latte, while a similar proportion (12%) says a Cappuccino is their drink of choices. Others would opt for a Mocha (7%), Espresso (5%), Iced Coffee (2%), Café Americano (2%) or some other specialty coffee (3%).     


Despite Planning Ahead for Holiday Meals, Many Hosts Worry about Getting All of Their Dishes onto the Table on Time

Friday, November 04, 2011

New York, NY – According to the seven in ten U.S. adults (71%) who consider themselves holiday cooks – those who plan to do the holiday cooking and meal preparation in their home this year or have done so in the past five years – there are a number of challenges that arise when preparing holiday meals, according to a new survey of over 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Samsung.     


Ipsos/RBC Consumer Outlook Index: November 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Washinton, D.C. - RBC COI is essentially unchanged for November 2011. Employment confidence has improved slightly, arresting the five month slide we’ve observed since June’s high-point. However, job confidence remains below average. The most negative factor for consumers this month is their current conditions, which is down 0.8 points. We believe much of this is being driven by renewed pressure of fuel prices on American consumers.     


Canadian Homeowners’ Wishlist for their Ideal Home Includes Clean Air, Energy Efficiency and Style

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadian homeowners have outlined a wish list, highlighting some of the things they’d like to have in their ideal home, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Beautiful Heat. The following are some of the things on Canadians’ wish list:     


Dreaming about a Free Vacation? Honolulu (13%), Paris (11%), Rome (10%) Top List of Cities Canadians with Loyalty or...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey of loyalty or reward-card holders reveals that if Canadians could visit any one city among a list of 19 world-class cities, those that rise to the top of the list are Honolulu (13%), Paris (11%), Rome (10%) and London (9%). Following the tropical hot-spot in 1st place, these European heavy-hitters landed 2nd, 3rd and 4th place respectively. Rounding out the top ten include Las Vegas (6%), Dubai (5%), New York (4%), Rio de Janeiro (4%), Madrid (3%), and Tokyo (3%).     


Faible degré de sensibilisation et de connaissances à jour malgré l’intérêt manifesté par les consommateurs à l’égard...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Montréal, QC – Selon les résultats d’un sondage qui viennent d’être publiés par Ipsos Reid pour le compte de la Standard Life, une majorité de Canadiens ne connaît pas les placements socialement responsables (PSR). Ceux qui les connaissent et qui s’y intéressent ont habituellement demandé de façon proactive des renseignements à ce sujet aux conseillers qui, eux-mêmes, ont des connaissances limitées de cette catégorie de placements.     


Low Awareness and Uptake to-date Amid Indications of Consumer Appetite for Socially Responsible Investment Products

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Montreal, QC – Newly released research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Standard Life reveals that a majority of Canadians are largely unaware of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) vehicle category, and that those who are aware and interested in them typically have to make proactive enquiries from Advisors, who themselves have only limited awareness and knowledge of the category.     


Economic Confidence Drops as RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index Slides 24 Points

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Toronto, ON – Rocky markets, a sputtering economy and Euro-zone worries appear to have shaken Canadian economic confidence, according to the newly-released RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index conducted by Ipsos Reid. In the span of one quarter, the overall index has dropped to 70 points when compared to its benchmark of 100 points established in November of 2009. This represents a drop of 24 points since the last quarter, and by far the largest quarterly movement in the index since its inception. The drop of the overall index is a function of volatility within these three sub-indices:     


Six in Ten (58%) Ontarians (Up 2 Points) Believe Resale Homes Subject to HST

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Toronto, ON – Ontarians continue to be confused about what transactions are subject to HST and which are exempt as six in ten (58%) believe that the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applied to the purchase price of a resale home in Ontario, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association.     


Six in Ten (61%) Homeowners Would Consider Selling Their Home Themselves if it was Easy and More Affordable than Using...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (61%) Canadian homeowners say they’d consider selling their home themselves if it was easy and more affordable than using a real-estate agent, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Kijiji. Those in Atlantic Canada (80%) are by far the most likely to say they’d consider selling their home themselves, followed by those living in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (72%), Ontario (60%), British Columbia (59%), Alberta (59%), and Quebec (55%). Just four in ten (39%) homeowners, overall, say they wouldn’t consider selling a home themselves.     


The American Business Elite Want Digital and Traditional Media

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New York, NY - America’s most successful and influential business leaders are incorporating digital media into their lifestyles, though not at the expense of traditional means, according to the latest Business Elite USA survey from Ipsos MediaCT. Whilst digital media is increasing in popularity 87% still utilise print and 82% TV on a daily basis. “With the availability of information continuing to increase the Business Elite are using digital to help them pool relevant information from numerous sources and keep up to date while on the move. 52% of this group have accessed news via a smartphone or tablet app in the past week,” says James Torr director at Ipsos MediaCT. “However, instead of replacing traditional media, digital supplements their use of print and television.”     


Canadians Feeling More Charitable, But Will It Last?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Toronto, ON – Following the economic crunch that began in the fall of 2008, Canadians have felt more positive about giving to charitable organizations, but that is a feeling that may not last. This is the key finding of a study conducted by Ipsos Reid on Canadians and their charitable habits. Comparing a similar 2009 study to the recent 2011 study, Ipsos found that 69% of Canadians have made a financial donation to a charitable organization in the past year. That’s up from 65% in 2009. But their generosity for the future hinges on the economic prospects of the country going forward.     


The Tablet Begins Take Off As Sales Double in Eight Months

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Toronto, ON – The mobile world is here and more and more Canadians are latching on to Smartphone, Tablet and/or eReader devices. While some questioned the sales potential of Tablets when first introduced, they now appear to be set to make their mark on the Canadian mobile landscape. According to the most recent wave of Ipsos Reid’s Mobil-ology Study of Smartphone, Tablet & eReader users in Canada, Tablet ownership doubled between January and August of 2011.     


Canadian Entrepreneurs Dish Out Free Advice on How to Grow a Business

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadian entrepreneurs apparently have lots of advice to give others who are trying to grow their business. According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of RBC, when considering what three pieces of advice to dish out, nearly half (44%) would suggest to other small business owners to develop an effective business plan, while a similar proportion (43%) would advise other small business owners to manage their time well. Four in ten (38%) say they must network in order to grow.     


Canadians Score 66% Average on Test About Food Security

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians have much to learn about the concept of food security, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of World Vision Canada. Those polled were given a true or false quiz of eleven questions, and the average score was 7.3, or 66% correct, suggesting that there are significant gaps in Canadians’ knowledge of the tenets of food security. Admittedly, just one in three (34%) Canadians say they’re ‘familiar’ (8% very/25% somewhat) with the term food security, while two thirds (66%) say they’re ‘not familiar’ (38% not very/28% not at all) w