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Who watches 'what' news in Surrey-Parking Stall taxes-The importance of being independent
  Apr 19, 2004

A random telephone sample of 1,225 Surrey residents in seven (7) City of Surrey, Provincial constituencies between April 14-19, 2003. The margin of error is between 2.5%-4.5%, 18 times out of 20, @97% competency.

Question #1
Do you follow the news everyday?
Yes    77 %
No    23 %
Question #2
From which medium do you primarily receive your news?
Television    50 %
Radio    14 %
Newspaper    25 %
Other    11 %
Question #3
Do you agree with Tranlink's decision to tax property at an additional $20 per $100,000 of value, as well as charge a fee for parking in stalls at shopping malls to raise necessary revenues?
Yes    20 %
No    80 %
Question #4
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: One of the political leaders I admire most is Premier Gordon Campbell.
Agree    10 %
Disagree    90 %
Question #5
Which federal political party do your prefer?
Conservatives    36 %
Liberals    28 %
New Democrats    23 %
Other/Undecided    13 %
Question #6
The Automobile Dealers of British Columbia donate large amounts of money to the BC Liberal Party, and in return the BC Liberal Party permit them to draft laws which ultimately permit Automobile Dealerships the ability to utilize questionable and deceptive trades practices with consumers in British Columbia. If you knew or could be made aware of which car dealerships in Surrey were members of this organization that donates so much money to Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals would you make an effort to boycott their products and services?
Yes    69 %
No    27 %
Undecided    04 %
Question #7
Which provincial political party do your prefer?
Conservatives    36. %
BC Liberals    32 %
NDP    32 %
Question #8
At this point in Surrey's history what type of community political candidate in your opinion is best suited for leadership?
One that joins an existing political team to work with the established set of elected officials    25 %
One that is independent of any existing team set, who will answer to voters and no-one else    75 %
Question #9
If you were an American citizen, and could vote in the upcoming Presidential Election in the United States, would you likely cast your ballot for President George W. Bush?
Yes    24 %
No    57 %
No opinion    19 %
Commentary
After surveying other areas in the lower mainland we were beginning to think that the 'Bureaus' numbers for TV watchers of news were embellished. This is a potential criticism because the Bureau is entrenched in the establishment. We can say from this survey in Canada's largest municipality that most residents get their news from television,
Federal Conservatives are in a tough battle with federal Liberals, but conservative popularity at both levels of local government is high. The emerging market against the coming federal general election favours independence.
After surveying other areas in the lower mainland we were beginning to think that the 'Bureaus' numbers for TV watchers of news were embellished. This is a potential criticism because the Bureau is entrenched in the establishment. We can say from this survey in Canada's largest municipality that most residents get their news from television,

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