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North Shore residents split on optimism for 2022: poll

Only 15 per cent of respondents believe 2022 will be worse
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Which are you? North Vancouver and West Vancouver residents appear to be split on how optimistic we should be for 2022.

North Shore residents are split on whether 2022 brings more cause for optimism than 2021.

North Shore News polled 1,115 readers and asked the question: How are you feeling going into 2022?

The poll ran on our website from Dec. 31, 2021,  to Jan. 11 2022. Of the 1,115 votes, we can determine that 503 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Optimistic. Things will be better this year than they were in 2021. 42.94% local, 42.06% total    
Pessimistic. I am bracing for a harder year ahead. 15.11% local, 17.85% total    
About the same. I don't foresee things being much different. 41.95% local, 40.09% total    
  Local   Total

With barely a percentage point separating those who expect a better year and those who feel 2022 will only bring more of the same, the glass is neither half full nor half empty. It seems to be right in between.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers who are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 2.93%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.