March 27, 2012 08:00 ET
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2012) - Most British Columbians are opposed to the Enbridge proposal to transport crude oil through B.C.'s inside coastal waters.
A majority (78%) of B.C. residents is aware of the Enbridge proposal to transport crude oil from Alberta through B.C.'s inside coastal waters to refineries in Asia. According to a recent poll by Justason Market Intelligence, two-thirds (66%) of B.C. residents oppose this plan, including one-half (50%) who strongly oppose. One in five (22%) supports this proposal; 11% strongly support.
In Northwest B.C., nearly all residents are aware of the Enbridge proposal (94%). Seven in ten (69%) Northwestern B.C. residents oppose this plan, including a majority (64%) who strongly oppose. One-quarter (23%) support this proposal; 16% strongly support.
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Protection of the Great Bear Rainforest
A strong majority of B.C. residents agree that protecting the Great Bear Rainforest is like protecting the Amazon or the Great Barrier Reef. In total, 82% agree. Six in ten (60%) B.C. residents strongly agree.
These are the findings of a Justason Market Intelligence telephone-online hybrid poll of 611 adult British Columbians. The research relied on a random telephone sample and Justason's online panel. Data in this non-probability sample were weighted to match the regional distributions and demographic characteristics (age and sex) of British Columbia according to the most recent census.
Justason Market IntelligenceBarb JustasonPrincipal604-783-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.JustasonMI.com or Twitter: barbjustasonDogwood InitiativeEmma GilchristCommunications Director250-370-9930 ext. 31 or Mobile: email@example.com.DogwoodInitiative.orgForest EthicsNikki SkuceSenior Energy Campaigner250-877-7762 or Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org
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