The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are coming to a close. Canada has had some bright moments, including the women's hockey team taking gold, as well as a silver and bronze in women's freeski halfpipe.
But almost half of the North Shore's residents have been tuned out. A third say they are boycotting.
The North Shore News polled 1,233 readers and asked the question: Are you watching the Beijing Winter Olympics?
The poll ran from Feb. 7 to 18 on our website. Of the 1,233 votes, we can determine that 451 are from within the North Shore community. The full results are as follows:
The closing ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday. Due to the time difference, the ceremony will be happening in the middle of the night for local viewers, starting at 3 a.m. Sunday.
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 +/- 2.78%, 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.