April 2012 Polls

Vancouver residents: Would you vote in favor of a fire and EMS levy?

Yes. It's important that emergency services be maintained or expanded, even as the city looks to cut spending. (31.15% - 95 votes)

No. The city must live within its means, no matter what. The city council must make some tough decisions. (43.93% - 134 votes)

Maybe. If I was convinced that there was no other way to maintain current fire and emergency medical services, I might vote for it. (24.92% - 76 votes)

Total Votes: 305

Voting open Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:22 a.m. - Wed, May 30, 2012 10:22 a.m.

When should teenagers become financially independent?

16-20 (30.03% - 352 votes)

21-24 (57.59% - 675 votes)

25-27 (9.39% - 110 votes)

28+ (2.99% - 35 votes)

Total Votes: 1,172

Voting open Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:13 a.m. - Mon, May 28, 2012 6 a.m.

What do you think about tobacco use in public parks?

Should be completely banned. (32.43% - 48 votes)

Should be banned near playgrounds and public events. (13.51% - 20 votes)

Should be allowed in designated areas. (33.78% - 50 votes)

Should be allowed everywhere. (20.27% - 30 votes)

Total Votes: 148

Voting open Sat, Apr 28, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, May 28, 2012 12 p.m.

Will you contribute to political campaigns this year?

Yes. I plan to donate cash to at least one campaign. (17.46% - 33 votes)

Yes. I won't donate cash, but I do plan to donate my labor. (2.12% - 4 votes)

I will donate both time and money to my candidates and causes. (7.41% - 14 votes)

Forget about it. No way am I donating to political campaigns. (73.02% - 138 votes)

Total Votes: 189

Voting open Mon, Apr 23, 2012 7:02 p.m. - Wed, May 23, 2012 7:02 p.m.

What are you most looking for in a U.S. president?

Good character (41.28% - 393 votes)

Well-educated (9.24% - 88 votes)

Inspirational (5.99% - 57 votes)

Ability to work with others (43.49% - 414 votes)

Total Votes: 952

Voting open Mon, Apr 23, 2012 10:35 a.m. - Mon, May 21, 2012 12 p.m.

How do you like to exercise outdoors?

Go for a run. (10.67% - 8 votes)

Head to the dog park. (9.33% - 7 votes)

Ride bicycles. (17.33% - 13 votes)

Go for a hike. (53.33% - 40 votes)

Play a team sport. (9.33% - 7 votes)

Total Votes: 75

Voting open Mon, Apr 23, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, May 21, 2012 12 p.m.

Experts say local home prices may finally have hit bottom. What's your view?

That's good news, because I would like to sell my home if I can get the right price for it. (22.97% - 34 votes)

That's bad news, because I might be in the market to buy if prices and mortgages go lower. (10.14% - 15 votes)

It doesn't matter much to me. I'm staying put, and my mortgage is not under water. (66.89% - 99 votes)

Total Votes: 148

Voting open Mon, Apr 16, 2012 11:56 a.m. - Wed, May 16, 2012 11:56 a.m.

If you're voting in our unscientific poll here, do you...

Lean a little toward being more conservative (40.76% - 421 votes)

Lean a little toward being more liberal (25.56% - 264 votes)

I go both ways depending on the question (33.69% - 348 votes)

Total Votes: 1,033

Voting open Mon, Apr 16, 2012 10:10 a.m. - Mon, May 14, 2012 12 p.m.

How do you manage seasonal allergies?

Take an over-the-counter antihistamine. (68.09% - 32 votes)

Avoid going outside when pollen levels are high. (0.00% - 0 votes)

With allergy shots or prescription medication (8.51% - 4 votes)

Other (share in the comments section). (23.40% - 11 votes)

Total Votes: 47

Voting open Sat, Apr 14, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, May 14, 2012 12 p.m.

Who do you feel is having a more difficult time finding work today?

Young people (25.93% - 252 votes)

Old people (39.40% - 383 votes)

Middle-aged people (34.67% - 337 votes)

Total Votes: 972

Voting open Mon, Apr 9, 2012 10:48 a.m. - Mon, May 7, 2012 10:48 a.m.

Does our community put enough emphasis on race relations?

Yes. With several community groups active on these issues, I would say the current emphasis is about right. (32.50% - 39 votes)

No. We should talk more about race relations lest problems seen in other communities take root here. (27.50% - 33 votes)

No. The current emphasis is too much. (40.00% - 48 votes)

Total Votes: 120

Voting open Mon, Apr 9, 2012 10:11 a.m. - Wed, May 9, 2012 10:11 a.m.

What are you most looking forward to about spring?

Taking my exercise routine outdoors. (20.63% - 13 votes)

Eating spring veggies, like asparagus. (17.46% - 11 votes)

Getting vitamin D from the extra hour of sunlight. (26.98% - 17 votes)

Spring ending and summer arriving. (34.92% - 22 votes)

Total Votes: 63

Voting open Sat, Apr 7, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, May 7, 2012 12 p.m.

Do you carry flood insurance on your property?

Yes. I'm worried about floods or earth movement that could damage my home. (6.15% - 8 votes)

No. I don't live near any flood zones or anywhere susceptible to landslides. (83.85% - 109 votes)

No. I know it's risky, but I have enough bills already without purchasing flood insurance. (6.92% - 9 votes)

What's flood insurance? You mean homeowners insurance won't pay for water damage or earth slippage? (3.08% - 4 votes)

Total Votes: 130

Voting open Mon, Apr 2, 2012 11:06 a.m. - Wed, May 2, 2012 11:06 a.m.

How tough should political parties be on elected officials when it comes to those officials adhering to the party's ideology?

Very tough. The party has every right to sanction them if they don't get in line. (20.79% - 131 votes)

Go easy. If a party is going to open its doors to more folks, they have to be more flexible. (46.35% - 292 votes)

Find some middle ground. Allow elected officials to stray but not too much. (32.86% - 207 votes)

Total Votes: 630

Voting open Mon, Apr 2, 2012 8:33 a.m. - Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6 a.m.