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Poll: More than 42 per cent of North Shore residents approve of Canada’s stance on Ukraine

39 per cent of North Shore residents polled feel Canada should do more to help Ukraine fight Russian invasion.
Thousands of supporters rally outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery Feb. 26 to show solidarity with Ukraine.

Local residents who answered a recent poll on Canada's role in helping Ukraine were significantly split on whether Canada should do more to help or if the country is striking the right balance.

Canadians have watched for weeks with increasing horror at the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of a Russian invasion of that country, including attacks on civilian targets such as hospitals. Those who have managed to escape besieged cities like Mariupol have reported terrible scenes of death and devastation. Meanwhile, local businesses and charities on the North Shore have stepped up to raise money for refugees fleeing the war.

The North Shore News polled 1858 North Shore News readers and asked the question: Should Canada do more to help Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion?

The poll ran March 2-22, 2022. Of the 1,858 votes, we can determine that 639 are from within the community.

The full results are as follows:

Maybe. Canada is already taking all reasonable measures, including economic sanctions against Russia and supplying military and humanitarian aid. 42.41 % local, 36.38 % total    
Yes. We need to do more in the face of Russia's aggression, including possible military involvement and/or enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine. 38.97 % local, 38.86 % total    
No. This is not our fight. Getting more involved will not help end the war and may make things worse. 18.62 % local, 24.76 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located on the North Shore. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.26%, 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.