Video: Alexandra Evershed, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Reid on survey: HPV - Canadian Parents Opinion Survey 2011
Currently, Only Girls are Covered through Publicly-Funded Vaccinations
TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Nine in ten (88%) parents of
children aged 10 to 17 would 'support' (54% strongly/34% somewhat)
their provincial government funding vaccinations of boys (in addition
to girls) against HPV infection and protection against genital warts,
according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Merck. Moreover, the
proportion that strongly supports this initiative climbs by ten points
among those who, during the survey, clicked a link to view pictures of
genital warts, which is a potential consequence of HPV in boys.
Overall, just one in ten (12%) parents would be against (4% strongly/8%
somewhat) this kind of public program for boys.
Currently, only girls are offered publicly-funded vaccinations against
HPV in the public school system. But nine in ten (91%) parents 'agree'
(64% strongly/27% somewhat) that 'vaccinating both boys and girls
against HPV will provide greater protection than vaccinating girls
alone'. Just one in ten (9%) 'disagree' (3% strongly/6% somewhat) with
Currently, almost all (93%) parents are in favour (66% strongly/27%
somewhat) of the current system in the provinces whereby the government
provides the HPV vaccine through public health programs free of charge
for girls. However, nine in ten (87%) parents believe it is 'important'
(47% strongly/40% somewhat) for males to be vaccinated against HPV,
while just 13% believe it is not important (3% not at all/10% not
very). The proportion who strongly agrees rises by seven points among
those respondents who chose to view the pictures of genital warts while
completing the survey.
Most (85%) parents of boys say that they would likely allow their son to
be vaccinated for the prevention of HPV infection and protection
against genital warts through a publicly-funded program at his school.
Just 15% say they'd likely not allow their son to be vaccinated.
About the survey
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos Reid study conducted between
February 15 to March 2, 2011, on behalf of Merck. For this survey, a
sample of 1,108 parents of girls and 1,123 parents of boys from Ipsos'
Canadian online panel was interviewed online. All parents had children
between the ages of 10 and 17. A survey with an unweighted probability
sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated
margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what
the results would have been had the entire population of parents of
children aged 10 to 17 in Canada been polled. All sample surveys and
polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not
limited to coverage error, and measurement error.
About Ipsos Reid
Ipsos Reid is Canada's market intelligence leader and the country's
leading provider of public opinion research. With operations in eight
cities, Ipsos Reid employs more than 600 research professionals and
support staff in Canada. The company has the biggest network of
telephone call centres in Canada, as well as the largest pre-recruited
household and on-line panels. Ipsos Reid's Canadian marketing research
and public affairs practices are staffed with seasoned research
consultants with extensive industry-specific backgrounds, offering the
premier suite of research vehicles in Canada—all of which provide
clients with actionable and relevant information. Ipsos Reid is an
Ipsos company, a leading global survey-based market research group. To
learn more, visit www.ipsos.ca.
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