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Reader polls: got COVID?, business in 2022

Sunday January 9, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Reader polls on current issues are done by Island Social Trends at islandsocialtrends.ca as a way of engaging with readers and getting a basic idea of the way things are trending.

We realize polling can be tricky to produce truly meaningful and accurate results. At the bare minimum, who was questioned and when?

Factors influencing a person’s response include any number of these, and more: age, location, income level, employment sector, level of education, political leanings, etc.

Here are some of the year-end 2021 and new year results from recent Island Social Trends polls.

===== COVID:

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Poll on Island Social Trends Jan 4 to 7, 2022.

Do you know someone directly (family, friend, coworker) who has had a COVID infection?

  • Yes – 65% know someone directly who has had COVID,
  • No – 35% said no.

(This ran January 4 to 7, 2022)

===== BUSINESS in 2022:

Your business or organization in 2022 will:

  • Focus on current stuff, stay about the same – 50%
  • Grow and reach new markets – 25%
  • Pull back to refocus on something else – 25%

(This ran December 28, 2021 to January 4, 2022)

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