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Poll: qathet respondents nearly split on whether public schools should go to online learning for January

52 per cent in favour of classes being virtual for the month

The Peak polled 456 readers and asked the question: Should online learning be used for public K-12 schools in BC this January due to rising omicron/coronavirus cases?

The poll ran from 12/30/2021 to 1/6/2022. Of the 456 votes, we can determine that 213 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes 52.11 % local, 54.39 % total    
No 47.89 % local, 45.61 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of readers who are located in the qathet region. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 4.51%, 19 times out of 20.

The Peak 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.