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Poll: Vancouverites agree it's time for the barge to go

It seems while the English bay Barge was popular at first, it has overstayed its welcome.

Although the English bay Barge was popular at first, it has overstayed its welcome.

In an online poll Vancouver Is Awesome ran last week, nearly 75 per cent of local readers said they were ready to see the large red barge beached on Sunset beach go.

This matches closely with a streeter Vancouver Is Awesome did earlier this month, asking people walking past the barge whether they wanted to see it go. Five of the six people said they were ready for it to be removed.

Our online poll shows locals are more in favour of the barge's removal; when people from outside the community are included those who want it to stay see minor gains.

Currently, the hull of the barge is still beached. But the huge red walls are gone They were removed with a giant pair of jaws on an excavator. Over the next couple of months, the rest of the barge will be taken away.

Vancouver Is Awesome polled 795 readers and asked the question: Are you ready to see the English Bay Barge removed?

The poll ran from 8/3/2022 to 8/8/2022. Of the 795 votes, we can determine that 465 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes 74.19 % local, 71.19 % total    
No 25.81 % local, 28.81 % total    
  Local   Total

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 +/- 3.47%, 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.