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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

MUN has entered into an agreement to purchase the Battery hotel on Signal Hill in St. John’s for office space, possible graduate student housing and other needs. Do you think this is a good move for the university?

  • 46% Yes
  • 23% No
  • 22% Don’t know enough of the details
  • 8% Don’t care

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Did you, or will you dress up in costume for work today in the spirit of halloween?


Do you think there is too much variance in the way the City of St. John’s makes development decisions in different neighbourhoods of the city?


For some people, Halloween is celebrated almost like Christmas, with elaborate costumes, decorations and parties. Do you plan to celebrate Halloween in a big way this year?


The City of St. John’s will spend $1.66 million more on snowclearing this winter after a review of the city’s operations found city crews unprepared to handle last winter’s snowfall, with not enough equipment to do the job. What do you think about this?


A group of former RCMP officers, a lawyer fronting them, a blood pattern expert and many members of the general public want the RCMP to dig up and forensically test a car a man claims is linked to the Dana Bradley murder investigation. The RCMP says no because the man’s story doesn’t add up or match known evidence in the case. What do you think should be done?

Recent survey

A recruitment video released by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association recently has caused debate with some arguing it is too militaristic and sends the wrong message to potential candidates. Do you think it is too militaristic?

  • 30% Yes, it looks like an army recruitment video
  • 40% No, it shows the reality of what RNC officers sometimes have to face
  • 14% I haven’t seen the video
  • 16% The incidents in Ottawa Wednesday show why such a video is important

After the fatal shooting of reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on the steps of the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday, and the shooting shortly after inside Parliament’s Hall of Honour, do you think you will ever feel as safe in Canada in the future as you did before?

  • 55% Yes, Canada is a safe country
  • 28% No, Canada is a target for terrorism
  • 13% Haven’t felt safe since 9/11
  • 4% Don’t know

Almost every day in the St. John's-metro region, there's a rash of traffic accidents, especially during peak traffic hours. What do you think is the main underlying cause of those single-vehicle crashes and collisions in the region?

  • 21% Speeding
  • 10% Lack of driver education
  • 66% Distractions, including texting and talking on cell phones
  • 3% Uncertain

The Canadian Cancer Society, which operates Daffodil Place, asked the City of St. John’s for $5,000 to refurbish the room the city sponsored during construction. City council is divided on the issue. Do you think the city should provide the funding?

  • 38% Yes, it’s the city-sponsored room
  • 23% No, the room was sponsored just for construction only
  • 23% Don’t understand why it needs $5,000 for this
  • 3% Undecided
  • 13% If the city does provide this funding, other groups may seek such funding also

Eastern Health announced that its seasonal influenza (flu) immunization clinics will begin on Monday. Will you be getting a flu shot this year?

  • 56% Yes
  • 38% No
  • 6% Undecided

Meteorologists are predicting hurricane Gonzalo will make landfall in Newfoundland Saturday night as a strong tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane. Are you prepared for the possible impact of this storm?

  • 53% Yes
  • 24% No, not going to prepare
  • 11% Working on getting prepared
  • 12% Well, I’m not sure how to prepare

Do you think Canadians are being properly informed about steps being taken by the Public Health Agency of Canada to prevent an Ebola outbreak in Canada and to produce a vaccine for the deadly virus?

  • 32% Yes, there’s updated information in the media and on the agency’s website
  • 47% No, I feel I need to be better informed
  • 17% I haven’t really been concerned about it
  • 4% Undecided

What do you think of Canada Post’s announcement to cut door-to-door mail delivery for 29,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s and Mount Pearl?

  • 21% I’m outraged, no need of it
  • 11% I guess it was inevitable
  • 32% I get my mail fine and I don’t have home delivery
  • 6% Potential job losses are the biggest impact
  • 30% I feel bad for seniors and people with disabilities who depend on it

Late Friday afternoon, the provincial government announced that in response to those who expressed concerns the new name for the justice department — the Department of Public Safety — would create confusion, it decided to make another change. That department will now be known as the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Do you think the province did the the right thing? No Undecided

  • 74% Yes
  • 20% No
  • 6% Undecided

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto — the largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre in the country — is calling for the legalization of marijuana saying cannabis should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly and with limited availability and an age limit, possibly through outlets similar to provincially operated liquor stores. Do you agree with this?

  • 50% Yes
  • 42% No
  • 5% Undecided
  • 3% What is marijuana?