This post is the second in a 3-part series featuring results from our AskingCanadians™ Back to School poll of 1000 Canadian parents with school-age children. Look for Part 3: ‘Back to School Stress’ tomorrow.
How prepared are you for your children going back to school?
Its great to see that over half of parents feel they have found everything they need, and are avoiding the rush of last-minute back to school shopping. 25.2 per cent of parents say they are waiting for the sales to do their shopping and 11.2 are waiting for the rush to die down before picking up what they need. We send out our good luck wishes to the 6.3 per cent of parents who say they will be battling it out at the malls this weekend as they join the last-minute rush.
Will you be spending more or less this year compared to last year on back to school items?
46.7 of respondents say they will be spending about the same this year on back to school shopping, while almost 31 per cent say they will be spending more.
How much impact has the recession had on your back to school spending?
Economic conditions have affected everyone over the past few years, but 46.4 per cent of parents responding say that the recession has had no impact on their back to school spending. Almost 4o per cent say that it has had some impact, while only 9.2 per cent say that it has a great impact on their spending this year. A further lucky 5.2 per cent responded to the choice of ‘What recession?’
This www.askingcanadians.com poll of 1,000 Canadians with children going back to school in September was conducted by Delvinia Data Collection. The data was collected from August 26th to August 29th 2010.
Established in 2005, AskingCanadians™ is Canada’s most influential online survey community with a panel of more than 160,000 members across Canada. Joining the AskingCanadians™ panel is free to Canadians who are in the age of majority in the provinces they reside, or have the permission of their parents or legal guardian. Qu’en pensez-vous™ (www.quenpensez-vous.com) is the sister community in Quebec.