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2010 QUICK POLLS

 

 

 

February 2010

 

Will your company benefit in any way from the Winter Olympics?

Yes 11.8%
No 88.2%

 

 

January 2010

 

Does Stephen Harper shutting down parliament until March make sense?

Yes 13.0%
No 87.0%
Don't Know 0.0%

 

 

 


 

2009 QUICK POLLS

 

December 2009

 

Will you be using all your vacation allotment in 2009?

Yes 33.3%
No 61.9%
Don't Know 4.8%

 

 

November 2009

 

Do you plan to get an H1N1 vaccine?

Yes 45.4%
No 52.3%
Don't Know 2.3%

 

 

 

October 2009

 

Does your personal business experience tell you the recession is over?

 

Yes 7.7%
No 76.9%
Don't Know 15.4%

 

 

September 2009

 

If there is a federal election this fall, the most important outcome would be a majority government.

 

Yes 57.6%
No 30.8%
Don't Know 11.6%

 

 

August 2009

 

Is it time to turn off the economic stimulus tap?

 

Yes 33.3%
No 66.7%

 

 

July 2009

 

Are you scaling back your vacation plans this year?

 

Yes 47.6%
No 47.6%
Don't Know 4.8%

 

 

June 2009

 

Are you confident we will pull out of the recession by the new year?

 

Very 50%
Somewhat 17%
Not at all 33%

 

 

May 2009 

 

Are you concerned about the swine flu pandemic?

A Lot 5.6%
Somewhat 22.2%
Not At All 72.2%

 

April 2009 

 

Do you use any social media (Twitter, Facebook)? 

Yes 73.3%
No 23.3%
What's Twitter? 3.4%

 

March 2009

 

Did you put the maximum investment in your RRSP this year?

Yes 54.2%
No 45.8%

 

February 2009

 

Does the 2009 federal budget do a good job of addressing the economic crisis? 

Yes 41.7%
No 33.3%
Don't Know 25.0%

 

January 2009

 

Do you support the recently announced auto sector bailout?

Yes 43.8%
No 56.2%
Don't Know 0.0%

 

 


 

2008 QUICK POLLS

 

December 2008

 

Is the federal government doing a good job of managing the current economic crisis?

Yes 28.6%
No 71.4%
Don't Know 0.0%

 

November 2008

 

How much stress are you feeling at work these days?

Huge 55.6%
Some 29.6%
Minimal 11.1%
None 3.7%

 

October 2008

 

How much impact will the current U.S. financial crisis have on your business?

 

Huge 23.1%
Some 61.5%
Minimal 7.7%
None 7.7%

 

September 2008

 

What should the city's top spending priority be for the recently announced $7.3 million funding from the province?

Performing Arts Centre 16.3%
McMaster University 16.3%
Hospital Expansion 40.8%
Roads 22.5%
Joseph Brant Museum 0.0%
Other 4.1%

 

 

August 2008

 

How do you feel about the recent increase in downtown parking rates to $1.50 per hour?

Too High 74.4%
Reasonable 23.1%
Not High Enough 2.5%

 

 

July 2008

 

How much will you be reducing your summer travel plans due to the high cost of gasoline?

A Lot  47.0%
Somewhat 23.5%
Not at all 29.5%

 

 

June 2008

 

How much impact will the economic "doom and gloom" forecasts have on your business?

Huge  13.3%
Somewhat 60.0%
Not at all 26.7%

 

 

May 2008

 

Does your company adjust its work hours for the summer months? 

Yes 46.1%
No 50.0%
Don't Know 3.9%

 

See the results for a similar Quick Poll in May 2007.

 

 

April 2008

 

Compared to today, how do you think the Canadian economy will be performing six months from now.

Much Better 0.0%
Better 36.4%
The Same 18.2%
Worse 45.4%
Much Worse 0.0%

 

 

March 2008

 

Should the federal government regulate the price of gasoline at the pump? 

Yes 65.9%
No 26.8%
Don't Know 7.3%

 

February 2008

 

Are you concerned about the impact the city capital budget will have on your taxes? 

Yes 80.0%
No 13.3%
Don't Know 6.7%

 

January 2008

 

Have your clients ever asked if your company is ISO certified?

Yes 36.8%
No 63.2%
Don't Know 0.0%


 

2007 QUICK POLLS

 

December 2007

 

Are you doing more cross-border shopping now that the Canadian dollar is par with the US dollar?

Yes 19.1%
No 80.9%
Don't Know 0.0%

 

November 2007

 

What impact will the newly announced Family Day have on your business?

Positive 36.7%
Negative 24.5%
No Impact 22.4%
Don't Know 16.3%

 

October 2007

 

Do the benefits of using email as a business tool outweigh the problems of dealing with spam?

Yes 91.3%
No 8.7%