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Here are the results of the poll.

Because our results are rounded, a single vote may not seem to affect the percentages below. Rest assured it does count for the calculation of the results.

Results of the survey

On Tuesday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary issued a warning to parents and children about reports of an older man or men approaching children in the St. John's-metro region and offering them a ride or candy. The RNC also offered tips, including teaching children not to trust strangers and not to feel that they have to speak to them. Do you believe that Newfoundland and Labrador is no longer a safe place to leave young children unsupervised?

  • 63% Yes, there is more crime in this province and children need to be protected more than ever before.
  • 29% No, I believe this province is still a safe place to raise children.
  • 6% I'm not sure.

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The provincial government plans to partner wth private contractors to construct four long-term care facilities across the province. The facilities will be run by private companies. Do you think the quality of care will be maintained to the same level as government-run facilities?


Do you agree with the measures — including increased taxes and fees, and borrowing — announced in the budget Thursday by the provincial government in its fight to defeat the deficit?


The provincial government has opened the door for privatized long-term care. Do you think private providers can do long-term care at a lower cost than government?


On April 1, bike helmets became mandatory on all public roadways in Newfoundland and Labrador. Do you agree with this new law?


Do you agree with the provincial government reducing teacher allocations by 77.5 teaching units as part of budget deficit measures?

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Should funding to police forces in this province - RCMP and RNC - be sufficient to ensure two-officer patrols instead of a single officer responding to a call?

  • 76% Yes
  • 17% No
  • 7% Undecided

Do you agree with a St. John’s city councillor’s idea that by aligning garbage collection areas with the city’s voting wards people will better be able to identify their wards?

  • 37% Yes
  • 50% No
  • 13% Undecided

Critics say the federal budget on Tuesday did not deliver the economic stimulus that Canada needed to create jobs, boost economic growth, and make Canadians feel better about their future. Do you feel that way about it?

  • 68% Yes
  • 25% No
  • 7% Not sure yet

The provincial government has announced that to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Terry’s Fox’s Marathon of Hope, which began in Newfoundland and Labrador, it intends to proclaim the second Sunday after Labour Day as Terry Fox Day to coincide with the annual run in his honour. Do you support this?

  • 88% Yes
  • 8% No
  • 4% Undecided

Who should pay to have a pedway constructed across busy Topsail Road for students from the new Waterford Valley High School, set to open in September, who want to access to the Village Shopping Centre and Metrobus stop areas?

  • 8% School district
  • 10% City of St. John’s
  • 14% Provincial government
  • 56% All three
  • 12% Don’t need a pedway

Do you give money to fundraisers on crowd funding sites?

  • 5% Yes
  • 91% No
  • 4% Undecided

Will a Canadian team win the Stanley Cup this year?

  • 49% Yes
  • 51% No

Do you think there should be a judicial inquiry into the death of Mitchells Brook resident Don Dunphy, who was shot by a RNC officer visiting his home while investigating a perceived threat based on a Twitter post?

  • 61% Yes
  • 34% No
  • 5% Undecided

Do you think the federal government should restore the Old Age Security eligibility age to 65 from 67?

  • 82% Yes
  • 15% No
  • 3% Undecided

This tax season, have you received a call or email from fraudsters impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency and attempting to get identification information from you or asking you to pay outstanding taxes by credit card?

  • 10% Yes
  • 88% No
  • 0% Not sure
  • 2% Did in previous years