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

When do you put your Christmas decorations up?

  • 2% They're up now
  • 20% Before the end of November
  • 55% Early December
  • 21% Right before Christmas

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Did the first snowstorm of the season hasten planning for a southern vacation?


Do you know any local families affected by oil production slowdown in the west?


What New Year's resolution did you make this year?

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Do you think the province should consider tolling more highways to speed up twinning projects?

  • 31% Yes, it will speed up safety on our highways
  • 69% No, one toll highway is enough

Do you think 2015 will be better than 2014 for you?

  • 45% Definitely
  • 25% Nope
  • 30% About the same

Will you attend a Christmas Eve church service this year?

  • 42% Yes
  • 50% No
  • 8% Maybe

How good are you at sorting recyclables, compost from garbage

  • 77% I'm very good at it
  • 16% I try, but always miss some
  • 7% I can't be bothered

Have you or will you do most of your Christmas shopping locally?

  • 18% All of it
  • 40% Most of it
  • 26% Some
  • 16% None

Do you support Amherst’s decision to discontinue fracking wastewater negotiations with Atlantic Industrial Services?

  • 49% Yes, it was too divisive and risky
  • 40% No, it was an opportunity missed
  • 11% I’m not sure

Are you surprised Bill Casey is going to run again in federal politics?

  • 55% Quite surprised
  • 21% Just slightly surprised
  • 24% I expected he would

What did you do to mark Remembrance Day?

  • 44% Attended a service at the cenotaph
  • 18% Watched the national service on TV
  • 24% Took time to remember on my own
  • 14% Nothing

Do you think Amherst should accept waste water that was used in fracking operations?

  • 36% Yes, science says it’s OK
  • 55% No, I’m not convinced
  • 9% I need more information

What kind of winter do you think we'll have this year?

  • 19% Mild
  • 43% Stormy
  • 38% Somewhere in between