Our Polls

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

The average Canadian family is spending more on taxes than on food, shelter and clothing combined, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute. Is this true for you and your family?

  • 68% Yes
  • 14% No
  • 12% Not more, but maybe it’s even
  • 4% Not sure

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The town of Taber, Alta., has been subjected to public ridicule since it enacted a bylaw to clamp down on bad behaviour — fines for spitting, yelling, screaming or swearing in a public place, and limits on noise from bars. Would you support such a bylaw in your community?


Do you think there is enough discussion and public awareness of the problems of “sexting,” photo sharing and potential threats for children on the Internet?


The Vatican has always been a heavily male bureaucracy. As of last year, only 18 per cent of Holy See employees were women, up from 17 per cent four years ago. Do you think that’s fair?


Health Canada is phasing out the home-growing program for the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes. People needing marijuana for medical purposes will have to buy from authorized producers. Do you agree?


Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year?

Recent survey

Premier Paul Davis has talked about the possibility of privatizing some government services to help tackle the province’s $916-million deficit. Do you agree with this?

  • 28% Yes, whatever it takes
  • 33% No
  • 37% Depends on the services
  • 2% Undecided

March 12, 2015 Last weekend, when you adjusted your clocks for Daylight Savings Time, did you also check the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and to ensure supplies in personal and family emergency kits are replenished as is suggested?

  • 10% Yes, all of it
  • 71% No
  • 5% Check the batteries
  • 14% Not yet, but plan to soon

In an effort to boost compliance for St. John’s dog owners to register their dogs with the City of St. John’s, the city is planning to waive the initial registration fee for a 30-day period. Do you think more people will now licence their pets?

  • 28% Yes
  • 29% No
  • 40% They may get a few more
  • 3% Undecided

Daylight saving time came into effect on the weekend. How did you handle losing that hour?

  • 22% I love it
  • 5% Can’t catch up on my sleep
  • 12% I don’t like it
  • 29% No problem, it’s only an hour
  • 32% It’s a sign spring is soon here

The latest Corporate Research Associates Inc. poll says 56 per cent of decided voters in the province back the Liberal party, 31 per cent back the PCs and 13 per cent support the NDP. Do you think that will hold true heading into the next provincial election?

  • 48% Yes
  • 13% No
  • 13% It will be closer
  • 22% A lot can change by then
  • 4% Undecided

What do you do when schools/daycares unexpectedly shut down?

  • 49% Take the day off work/school
  • 13% Call a babysitter
  • 18% Call in sick
  • 20% Work from home

What is your confidence level in the electricity supply?

  • 35% This is awful.
  • 34% It's to be expected — this isn't the only province where the power goes out in winter.
  • 29% It's inconvenient, but hydro crews work hard to get it going again.
  • 2% I went off the grid already, so I don't care.

Would you watch "The Standoff," a potential webseries about the RCMP standoff with Leo Crockwell in Bay Bulls?

  • 32% Yes can't wait
  • 62% No not interested
  • 4% Who's Leo Crockwell?
  • 2% Don't have a computer

Do you think the price of fish and seafood in stores locally is too high for your grocery budget?

  • 69% Yes I can’t afford it
  • 18% Yes but I am willing to pay the price
  • 7% No it’s reasonable
  • 4% I hate seafood
  • 2% I’m allergic

Kendra's Red House, an adult massage parlour in St. John's, has been a topic of controversy recently, with residents in the Wood Street area opposed to this type of business in their neighbourhood. What would your reaction be if such a business opened near your home?

  • 63% I can sympathize with the residents opposing the business. I would be very upset too.
  • 6% I would have no objection to it.
  • 28% I would have no problem with it if it didn't disrupt neigbours.
  • 3% Undecided.