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Online poll: What are your favourite things to do in the summer?

From backyard barbecues to a day at the beach, Optimist readers weigh in on our recent poll
Summer backyard barbecue
Summer fun.

Having family and friends over with meat on the grill and plenty of cold drinks. That is an ideal way to spend a summer evening according to our recent online poll.

We asked readers “What is your favourite thing to do in the summer?" The poll ran from July 27 to Aug. 3 and received 274 responses, including 140 local readers.

Leading the way with 35 percent of the vote was backyard barbecue. Going to the beach or lake received 27 percent of the votes. Camping was next at 21 percent while another 16 percent voted for outdoor dining as their favourite summer activity.

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 +/- 5.89%, 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.