PROVINCIAL KEY MESSAGES

British Columbia and Saskatchewan poll results were aligned with national poll results. Differences of note between the provincial and national polls are captured below.

British Columbia

Public and Private Health Information

  • More British Columbians prefer to hear about advances in health research via the Internet than Canadians overall (51% vs 43%)

Public Engagement and Awareness of Health Research

  • Only 16% of British Columbians say they have heard “a lot” or “something” about patients and the public participating in health research, including helping to determine priority topics and deciding on future areas of funding. This is less than Canadians overall (27%). Fifty percent of British Columbians say they have heard nothing at all about this opportunity (compared to 36% of Canadians overall).
  • Regarding current public participation opportunities in health care, only 15% of British Columbians are aware of them, compared to 24% nationally.

 

 Provincial Poll British Columbia PDF

Saskatchewan

Private and Public Health Information

  • Saskatchewan residents trust Health and Medical Researchers. Almost four in ten (38%) rank Health and Medical Researchers as an 8 or higher on a 10-point scale. The majority (60%) rank them in the middle.

Public Engagement and Awareness of Health Research 

  • Only 16% of Saskatchewan residents say they have seen, read or heard “a lot” or “something” about participating in health and medical research. Overall, Canadians tend to be more aware about patients and the public being able to participate in health and medical research (27%).
  • Although the majority (68%) of Saskatchewan residents are interested in participating in health and medical research, only 1 in 10 Saskatchewan residents are aware of current opportunities to do so. Awareness of current opportunities is slightly higher (24%) among Canadians.

 

Provincial Poll Saskatchewan PDF