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Poll: This is how many Vancouverites want to drop or keep vaccine requirements, ArriveCAN app

Vancouverites seem to feel unanimous about the ArriveCan app.
Vancouver Is Awesome polled readers to see how many Vancouverites want Canada to drop or keep vaccine requirements and the ArriveCan app. (File photo)

Travellers will no longer be faced with COVID-19 border restrictions when crossing the Canadian border.

Senior government sources confirmed that COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30.

Vancouverites have expressed mixed reactions to the news.

Nearly 48 per cent of locals said that Canada should drop both the COVID-19 border restrictions and ArriveCan app. Yet, 19 per cent of locals said that Canada should keep both and nearly 26 per cent of local voters said that Canada should drop the app but keep the vaccine requirements. 

Only two per cent of voters want the ArriveCan app to remain and for vaccine requirements to drop. The remaining five per cent don't care about what Canada decides to do. 

Vancouver Is Awesome polled 924 Vancouver Is Awesome readers and asked the question: Should Canada drop its COVID-19 vaccine travel requirements, including the ArriveCan app?

The poll ran from 9/23/2022 to 9/25/2022. Of the 924 votes, we can determine that 374 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

No, Canada should keep the requirements and ArriveCan app 19.25 % local, 14.18 % total    
Yes, Canada should drop both 47.86 % local, 54.44 % total    
Canada should drop the vaccine requirements but keep the ArriveCan app 2.14 % local, 2.16 % total    
Canada should drop the ArriveCan app but keep the vaccine requirements 25.94 % local, 24.35 % total    
I don't care about what they do with the requirements 4.81 % local, 4.87 % total    
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Results are based on an online study of adult Vancouver Is Awesome readers that are located in Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 3.22%, 19 times out of 20.

Vancouver Is Awesome 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.