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

Are you disappointed with Sobeys’ decision to close its Amherst Foodland store?

  • 77% Yes, I shop there all the time
  • 22% No, I shop at another grocery store

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Do you favour municipal amalgamation in Cumberland County


Will you attend the Cumberland County Exhibition in Oxford?


Have you decided which candidate you will vote for in October's federal election?


What should be done with the former town hall building on Ratchford Street

Recent survey

Should Amherst re-introduce metered parking in its downtown?

  • 32% Yes
  • 68% No

Have you started your back to school shopping yet?

  • 24% Yes, it's never too early.
  • 76% No, school just ended.

Do you make your own preserves, jams and jellies?

  • 50% Yes
  • 50% No

What do you do to stay physically active in summer?

  • 74% Walking
  • 5% Running
  • 3% Bicycling
  • 7% Swimming
  • 11% Something Else

How much will you spend on vacationing this summer?

  • 25% Nothing
  • 0% Less than $100
  • 25% Less than $1,000
  • 50% More than $1,000

What will you do for summer vacation this year?

  • 45% Stay close to home
  • 22% Travel elsewhere in Nova Scotia
  • 15% Travel elsewhere in the region
  • 18% Travel elsewhere in Canada or U.S.

Do you think we can change the economic direction of the province as advocated by the One Nova Scotia Coalition?

  • 43% Yes, we can do it collaboratively
  • 43% No, the damage is irreversible
  • 14% I'm not sure

What kind of summer do you think we’re going to have?

  • 25% Sunny and hot
  • 44% Cold and wet
  • 31% Average

What festival are you most likely to attend this summer?

  • 34% Pugwash Gathering of the Clans
  • 4% Bordertown Biker Bash
  • 14% Blueberry Harvest Festival
  • 8% Cumberland County Exhibition
  • 11% Most or all of them
  • 29% None of them

Do you agree with Cumberland County’s decision to maintain 12 council positions?

  • 20% 12 is good
  • 15% 10 would've been better
  • 65% 8 or less would've been better