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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

In 1868, Canada celebrated its first April Fools’ Day on record. Did you pull off a joke on someone this morning?

  • 38% Yes, got ‘em good!
  • 1% I tried, but it failed
  • 10% No, forgot about it
  • 21% The snowstorm killed my humour
  • 27% Never play April Fools’ jokes

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CBC is shortening all local supper-hour newscasts by a half-hour beginning next fall, including "Here & Now" in Newfoundland. Do you agree with this decision?

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Despite access to email and digital messaging, some people still like to send and receive traditional Christmas cards through the postal service? Do you still send out traditional greeting cards at this time of year?

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Do you think employers are doing enough to hire people with disabilities?

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Newfoundland MHAs are eligible for a pension after five years of service and two general assemblies, as reported in a story in today's Telegram. Do you believe the pension plan for Newfoundland politicians is too generous?

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Do you think some Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, who may not support the seal hunt, are afraid to speak up because of what their friends, neighbours and other residents think?

  • 31% Yes
  • 8% Maybe
  • 23% No
  • 35% It’s not an issue here until the anti-seal hunt crowd brings it up
  • 3% Undecided

Tom Mulcair says a New Democrat government would revive the long-gun registry, minus the flaws that made the original registry so controversial. Would you support this approach to this issue?

  • 26% Yes, there has to be a way
  • 6% No, it’s too controversial
  • 35% Doesn’t matter, NDP not going to form government
  • 7% No way to do it without a lot of problems
  • 21% Better to find other ways to reduce gun violence
  • 5% Undecided

If you are planning to cut your own Christmas tree this year, are you aware of the provincial regulations — not to cut a tree within 102 metres of the centre line of any highway or in preservation area, or not cut a large tree just to obtain the top portion?

  • 10% Yes, looking forward to getting one
  • 5% No, wasn’t aware of those
  • 8% I never cut my own Christmas tree
  • 64% I have an artificial tree
  • 13% Not putting up a Christmas tree

If you are a passenger in a vehicle and the driver is texting while driving, do you speak up to tell the driver you are uncomfortable by this and fear his or her actions may cause an accident?

  • 87% Yes
  • 1% No
  • 0% It doesn’t make me uncomfortable
  • 3% Maybe, if I don’t think the driver is able to do both at the same time
  • 1% Only if it’s a friend or family member
  • 1% It’s none of my business
  • 7% Yes, if the driver continues to text for a long period

The annual question everyone hates. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

  • 35% Yes
  • 18% It’s all done
  • 22% No
  • 1% I’m a Christmas Eve shopper
  • 10% Won’t be doing any Christmas shopping
  • 14% Stupid question

Do you donate items to the food banks, particularly this time of year?

  • 49% Yes
  • 14% Sometimes
  • 9% Whenever I can
  • 11% No
  • 8% I can hardly feed my own family
  • 9% I support other charities

When you walk toward the entrance of a public building and there are people standing around and smoking outside the doors, does it always seem the smokers are staring at you?

  • 17% Yes, it drives me nuts
  • 10% No, maybe there’s a glance, but not staring
  • 27% Don’t notice and don’t care
  • 36% I don’t mind the staring, it’s the smoke that bothers me
  • 3% It’s only human nature, so I just laugh to myself
  • 7% I hate it and I stop and stare back

Do you think events like the Purple Ribbon Campaign announced by the provincial government Tuesday are effective ways to raise awareness and change attitudes, behaviours and to prevent violent acts against women?

  • 7% Yes, definately
  • 49% Well, it raises awareness, but does little to prevent violence
  • 30% The only thing to reduce violence is greater punishment
  • 9% It’s not as big a problem as it’s made out to be
  • 5% Undecided

The latest in a string of by-elections in the province are taking place today in the districts of Humber East and Trinity-Bay de Verde. Do you think there are too many of these, and that a general election should be called?

  • 46% Yes, call an election immediately
  • 20% Yes, call an election this spring
  • 16% No, an election will be called by next September anyway
  • 10% No, byelections are part of the political process
  • 1% Undecided
  • 7% Don’t care

Recently released figures show Canadians paid $462.5 million in passport fees last year, but it cost the federal government only $256.5 million to produce the necessary documents. The cost for a five-year passport increased to $120 from $87 last year, while a new 10-year passport was introduced at a cost of $160. Do you think the cost for a passport are too high? Yes

  • 84% Yes
  • 10% No
  • 3% A little
  • 3% Undecided