Delta Optimist polled 438 Optimist readers and asked the question: Will Canada's new guidelines on low-risk drinking change your alcohol consumption?
The poll ran from Jan. 23 to 27. Of the 438 votes, we can determine that 126 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:
No. I don't plan on changing my consumption. 47.62% local, 51.37% total
No. I don't drink alcohol. 30.95% local, 31.28% total
Yes. I plan to cut down on my booze. 18.25% local, 14.61% total
Yes. I plan to quit drinking. 3.17% local, 2.74 % total
Results are based on an online study of adult Delta Optimist readers that are located in Ladner/Tsawwassen. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 4.64%, 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.