StatsCan testing texting as alternative to mailed questionnaires

Image Courtesy of Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Image Courtesy of Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press, July 22, 2016 

OTTAWA – Forget checking your mailbox for future Statistics Canada questionnaires and instead be ready to check the text-message inbox on your cell phone.

Texting questions to Canadians is one of several options the agency is considering to confront an alarming drop in response rates to surveys – declines that are “threatening the quality of official statistics” and could “soon lead some to question the usability of the data itself.”

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