Saskatchewan Resident Perceptions on U.S. Relations and Trump

In late January, SaskWatch members participated in an independent poll regarding Saskatchewan resident perceptions of Canada-U.S. relations, performance of Trump as president and opinions on other recent events. Here are the findings.

Insightrix Research surveyed 801 Saskatchewan residents on their consumer panel, SaskWatch Research®. Quotas are set by age, gender and region to match the distribution of the adult population of the province. Data were collected between January 22-26, 2021.

Seven in ten Saskatchewan residents disapprove of the way Donald Trump handled his job as president. Women and those living in Regina and Saskatoon are more likely to disapprove of his performance.

q2: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump handled his job as president? Base: All respondents, n=801

Similarly, only seven in ten Saskatchewan residents trust the results of the U.S. election. Women and those in Regina and Saskatoon are more likely to trust the outcome.

q3: Do you trust that the results of the 2020 American federal election are accurate? Base: All respondents, n=801

A similar proportion feel Donald Trump bears a lot of responsibility for the violence and destruction committed in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Fully 16% believe he does not bear any responsibility. Males and rural residents are more likely to hold this belief.

q4: How much responsibility, if any, does Donald Trump bear for the violence and destruction committed by some of his supporters after they broke into the United States Capitol (January 6, 2021)? Base: All respondents, n=801

Despite President Biden’s executive order regarding Keystone XL, more than half of Saskatchewan residents believe Canada-U.S. relations will improve under a Biden-Harris administration. Those living in Regina and Saskatoon are more likely to believe it will get better.

q1: Under Biden-Harris, do you expect Canada-U.S. relations to… Base: All respondents, n=801

Intent to be vaccinated

On a different topic, seven in ten Saskatchewan residents say they will choose to be vaccinated when a vaccine becomes available to them. 

q6: If a vaccine for the coronavirus is made available to you, will you choose to be vaccinated? Base: All respondents, n=801


Research Details

A total of 801 randomly selected SaskWatch Research® panel members participated in the online research study between January 22 to 26, 2021. Quotas were set by age, gender and region to match the general population.

Since the research is conducted online, it is considered to be a non-probability proportion sample; therefore, margins of error are not applicable. However, the margin of error can be estimated to be ±3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20 for questions answered by all respondents.

About SaskWatch Research®

Insightrix began developing its SaskWatch Research online market research panel in 2007 using high-quality techniques, including telephone recruitment and referrals from existing panel members. Presently, there are more than 18,500 active panel members representing all regions of the province and distributions of the general population. Panel membership closely matches the 2016 Census, based on age, gender, household composition, household income and education. For more information, please visit

About Insightrix

Insightrix is a dynamic, Saskatchewan-based, full-service market research company. It serves businesses and government entities with insights-driven research solutions, and interpretive analysis through leading-edge tools and senior-level expertise across a broad range of industries. Insightrix is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For complete details visit:


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