2010 QUICK POLLS
Will your company benefit in any way from the Winter Olympics?
Yes 11.8% No 88.2%
Does Stephen Harper shutting down parliament until March make sense?
Yes 13.0% No 87.0% Don't Know 0.0%
2009 QUICK POLLS
Will you be using all your vacation allotment in 2009?
Yes 33.3% No 61.9% Don't Know 4.8%
Do you plan to get an H1N1 vaccine?
Yes 45.4% No 52.3% Don't Know 2.3%
Does your personal business experience tell you the recession is over?
Yes 7.7% No 76.9% Don't Know 15.4%
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%
Is it time to turn off the economic stimulus tap?
Yes 33.3% No 66.7%
Are you scaling back your vacation plans this year?
Yes 47.6% No 47.6% Don't Know 4.8%
Are you confident we will pull out of the recession by the new year?
Very 50% Somewhat 17% Not at all 33%
Are you concerned about the swine flu pandemic?
A Lot 5.6% Somewhat 22.2% Not At All 72.2%
Do you use any social media (Twitter, Facebook)?
Yes 73.3% No 23.3% What's Twitter? 3.4%
Did you put the maximum investment in your RRSP this year?
Yes 54.2% No 45.8%
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%
Do you support the recently announced auto sector bailout?
Yes 43.8% No 56.2% Don't Know 0.0%
2008 QUICK POLLS
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%
How much stress are you feeling at work these days?
Huge 55.6% Some 29.6% Minimal 11.1% None 3.7%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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.
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%
Should the federal government regulate the price of gasoline at the pump?
Yes 65.9% No 26.8% Don't Know 7.3%
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%
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
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%
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%
Do the benefits of using email as a business tool outweigh the problems of dealing with spam?
Yes 91.3% No 8.7%