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Taking the Pulse

Taking the Pulse of Saskatchewan 2012 was launched by the University of Saskatchewan with the intention of ongoing research and public engagement. This innovative initiative brought together interdisciplinary research teams and an assertive public outreach strategy to create new research products that will inform research, policymaking and community life.

Thirty-two faculty members from across the social sciences contributed to the development of the Taking the Pulse questionnaire, covering a variety of topics and themes, including: sustainable resource development; crime and public safety; Saskatchewan’s economy; Aboriginal issues; immigration and diversity; health, wellbeing and Saskatchewan families; and moral issues.

The Survey

Taking the Pulse was administered as a 15-minute telephone survey from March 5, 2012 to March 19, 2012. The survey resulted in 1,750 completed interviews among randomly-selected Saskatchewan residents, 18 years of age and older. Results of the survey, which generated a response rate of 34.3%, are generalizable to the Saskatchewan population (18 years of age and older) ± 2.34% at the 95% confidence interval (19 times out of 20).

The Partnership

The University of Saskatchewan, CBC Saskatchewan and Postmedia News (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix and The Regina LeaderPost) have teamed-up to deliver the results of Taking the Pulse. Beginning October 18, 2012, exclusive results of the study will be made available on the SSRL website, CBC Radio One, CBC News: Saskatchewan, cbc.ca/sask and print and online editions of The Saskatoon StarPhoenix and The Regina LeaderPost.

Available Products

The University of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with our media partners (CBC Saskatchewan, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix and The Regina LeaderPost) have produced a number of products and features to support dissemination and community engagement.

Compare Your Opinions

Compare your opinions to the
surveyed population.

Crime Map

Do you think crime has increased or decreased in your neighbourhood? Find out

Data and Mapping Resources

As a partner of the CommunityView Collaboration, an inter-sectoral partnership that makes community-level data and information freely available and accessible, the SSRL has made data from Taking the Pulse widely available through the CommunityView website.

CommunityView provides a range of tools and interactive features that allow for customization and presentation of data from Taking the Pulse using online mapping, charting and data table tools.

 

Taking the Pulse Photo Contest

Submit a photo in our Taking the Pulse Photo Contest!



Research Briefs

University of Saskatchewan faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate) and staff have co-authored research briefs that present the issues and summarize the results within each of the seven themes captured in Taking the Pulse.


 

News Feed

Two things Republicans could have learned from the Harper Conservatives
Yahoo! News Canada
November 7, 2012
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/two-things-republicans-could-learned-harper-conservatives-230149599.html

Most in Sask. opposed to decriminalizing marijuana
CBC News
November 7, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/11/07/sk-legalized-marijuana-1211.html

Taking the Pulse: Results show signs of a 'new Saskatchewan'
Regina Leader-Post
November 5, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/pulse/Taking+Pulse+Results+show+signs+Saskatchewan/7473767/story.html

Taking the Pulse online
Regina Leader-Post
October 30, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/Taking+Pulse+online/7467467/story.html

REPLAY: Taking the Pulse live chat
CBC News
October 30, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/30/sk-ttp-live-chat-1210.html

Public votes on hot-button issues at Saskatoon town hall meeting
CBC News
October 30, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/30/sk-pulse-saskatoon-town-hall-meeting-.html

Town-hall forum set to take public's pulse
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 29, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Town+hall+forum+take+public+pulse/7461990/story.html

Many believe aboriginal people don't pay enough taxes
CBC News
October 29, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/29/sk-taking-the-pulse-aboriginal-issues.html

Lack of education on aboriginal taxes
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 27, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Lack+education+aboriginal+taxes/7457170/story.html

Home ownership dream alive and well in Saskatchewan
CBC News
October 26, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/26/sk-home-ownership-1210.html

Taking the Pulse: Sask. residents believe home ownership still achievable
Regina Leader-Post
October 26, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/pulse/Taking+Pulse+Sask+residents+believe+home+ownership+achievable/7449627/story.html

Doctor-assisted suicide should be allowed, pollsters told
CBC News
October 25, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/25/sk-doctor-assisted-suicide-1210.html

Taking the Pulse: Sask. support for assisted suicide
Regina Leader-Post
October 25, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/pulse/Taking+Pulse+Sask+support+assisted+suicide/7443297/story.html

Taking the Pulse: Majority support assisted suicide
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 25, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Majority+support+assisted+suicide/7443483/story.html

How safe do you feel in your neighbourhood?
CBC News
October 24, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/24/sk-ttp-crime-1210.html

Taking the Pulse: Crime perceptions out of whack in Regina and Saskatoon
Regina Leader-Post
October 24, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Taking+Pulse+Crime+perceptions+whack+Regina+Saskatoon/7436958/story.html

HIV-positive man works to turn his life around
CBC News
October 23, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/23/sk-pulse-hiv-aids-1210.html

Taking the Pulse: Sask. people in denial about HIV
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 23, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Sask+people+denial+about/7430406/story.html

Taking the Pulse: The rising tide of dementia in Saskatchewan
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 22, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Taking+Pulse+rising+tide+dementia+Saskatchewan/7425063/story.html

Dealing with dementia: A family's heartbreaking experience with Alzheimer's
CBC News
October 22, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/22/sk-alzheimer-impact-1210.html

Taking the Pulse: The new social consensus
Regina Leader-Post
October 20, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Taking+Pulse+social+consensus/7419649/story.html

The paradox of immigration
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 19, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/paradox+immigration/7413745/story.html

Does Saskatchewan put out the welcome mat for immigrants?
CBC News
October 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/18/sk-pulse-immigrants-1210.html

What's Taking the Pulse all about?
CBC News
October 18, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/18/sk-what-is-taking-the-pulse-all-about-1210.html

Partnership paints portrait of Sask
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 18, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/Partnership+paints+portrait+Sask/7407333/story.html

A Portrait of Saskatchewan
Regina Leader-Post
October 18, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/technology/Portrait+Saskatchewan/7407073/story.html

Provincial snapshot started with Dickinson
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
October 18, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/Provincial+snapshot+started+with+Dickinson/7407359/story.html

Taking the Pulse of Saskatchewan begins today
CBC News
October 18, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/10/17/sk-pulse-introduction-1210.html

About the innovative Social Sciences Research Laboratory (SSRL)
Regina Leader-Post
October 17, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/technology/About+innovative+Social+Science+Research+Laboratory+SSRL/7405743/story.html

Taking the Pulse Schedule
Regina Leader-Post
October 17, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Taking+Pulse+schedule/7405580/story.html

Groundbreaking project Taking the Pulse launches Thursday
Saskatoon StarPhoenix 
October 17, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/Groundbreaking+project+Taking+Pulse+launches+Thursday/7403965/story.html

Taking the Pulse results to be released through local media
On Campus News
October 17, 2012
http://news.usask.ca/2012/10/17/taking-the-pulse-results-to-be-released-through-local-media/

 

Partner Sites

CBC Saskatchewan: TTP

LeaderPost/ StarPhoenix: TTP

Additional Links

Video

Compare your opinions

Crime Map

 

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