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Online poll: Canada and NATO need to give Ukraine more military support

Readers believe not enough is being done even with Russia being a nuclear weapon threat
Thousands of supporters rallied outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery to show solidarity with Ukraine.

Optimist readers overwhelming believe more should be done to impede Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In our recent online poll, which ran from March 2-7, we asked readers “Should Canada and NATO provide more military support for Ukraine? Nearly 350 readers participated, including 126 from within the community.

Even with Russia being a nuclear weapon threat, 44 percent of the readers opted for “Yes, we need to step in immediately.” Another 31 percent chose “Yes, but we need to tread very carefully.”

Not everyone was in favour of more military support. The option of “Absolutely not, this is not our fight” attracted 15 percent of the total vote, while 10 percent are fine with what Canada and NATO has done thus far, opting for “Not sure, let’s see how the (economic) sanctions work.”

Results are based on an online study of adult Delta Optimist readers that are located in Ladner. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 5.21%, 19 times out of 20.

Delta Optimist 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.