In-depth poll reveals DIY shopping differences

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — The Frazier Institute in Maple Ridge, B.C., has just released an in-depth study of the difference between how men and women shop for home improvement products. The study learned, among other things, that almost three-quarters of women (72.3%) prefer to purchase toilets with the seats down, while the majority of men (88.7%) buy toilets with the seats up. The study, the result of five years of research at a reported cost of $12 million (half of that provided by tax-payers through the Canada Convolution Fund), surveyed more than 10 million Canadians. “This study really gets to the bottom of what Canadians want,” said Dr. Ali Frazier, who headed up the study.