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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

A gasoline price spike is expected around this time of year, when refineries switch from producing heating fuel to gasoline. Price-tracking website GasBuddy.com says this year, however, the national average is above $1.37 per litre — up from last year’s $1.23. Why do you think that is?

  • 7% A harsh winter delayed gas inventory buildup
  • 9% The loonie’s drop against the U.S. dollar
  • 68% Oil companies use above excuses to argue costs are up
  • 11% There’s little public protest
  • 1% Don’t drive, so don’t care
  • 0%

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


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?


The provincial government says pushing or throwing snow into a road creates unsafe conditions for plow operators and motorists. People who do not comply could be fined between $100 and $1,000. Do you think people should be fined for this?


How many times do you estimate you hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off on winter work mornings?


Do you think the federal government should allow Canadian patients to grow their own medical marijuana instead of forcing them to buy it from commercial producers?

Recent survey

Do you think a hockey fan, who is being loud and heckling opposing players and fans, should be kicked out of the arena?

  • 48% Yes, they are nuisances
  • 21% No, as long as they are not vulgar or threatening
  • 29% It depends if they are interfering with other fans enjoying the game
  • 2% Undecided

Were your predictions for Oscar winners at Sunday’s 87th annual Academy Awards accurate?

  • 2% Yes, all of them
  • 7% Some of them
  • 3% Mostly wrong
  • 29% Predictions, are you kidding? Not interested
  • 59% Didn’t watch the awards

King’s Point is offering free land to people who build homes there. Are you tempted?

  • 48% Yes, get me off the Avalon.
  • 52% No, RDF rocks!

Are you satisfied with your community’s snowclearning efforts so far this winter?

  • 53% Yes, dry pavement all the time!
  • 47% No, I need a trip South.

St. John’s Coun. Art Puddister suggests that school zones in the city should be expanded to give drivers advance notice of a school, better protect walking students, and improve enforcement by police. Do you agree?

  • 53% Yes
  • 17% No, school zones are big enough now
  • 27% Doesn’t matter, as some people will never slow down
  • 3% Undecided

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the federal government’s intent to introduce legislation to end the practice of automatic early release for repeat violent offenders. That means repeat federal offenders serving fixed-term sentences will no longer be allowed to serve the final third of their sentence in the community. Do you agree with this?

  • 50% Yes, victims have long wanted this
  • 10% No, longer time in jail is not the answer
  • 36% Repeat violent offenders should spend life in prison
  • 4% Undecided

Do you think the federal government should reinstate the long-form census that it eliminated in 2010 in favour of the shorter and voluntary National Household Survey?

  • 62% Yes, a lot of important data is not being collected
  • 20% No, no need of census surveys these days
  • 13% Not sure what the difference would be
  • 5% Undecided

It’s Friday the 13th. Are you afraid of bad luck?

  • 3% Yes, very afraid
  • 76% No, I’m not superstitious
  • 17% Maybe a little
  • 4% Undecided

A recent report states that cheaper, better robots are expected cut labour costs at Canadian factories by 24 per cent over the next decade as more companies replace human workers at a faster pace. Do you think robots can do as good of a job as humans?

  • 29% Yes, and a better, faster job with continued advances in robotics
  • 24% No, you can never replace human hands-on work
  • 34% Robots can only replace certain tasks
  • 0% Undecided
  • 13% It’s the beginning of robots taking over the world

The big, annual love question. What are you planning on doing for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day this weekend?

  • 10% Have restaurant reservations
  • 6% Flowers and a card
  • 14% Don’t have a sweetheart
  • 14% We’ll just stay home and cook
  • 0% Romantic night planned, dinner and hotel room
  • 49% We don’t make much of it really
  • 7% Undecided