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Poll: About 30% of Squamish respondents bought an air conditioner after the heat dome

And about 30% said they were not considering buying one.
Icy MacloadA mobile air conditioner refreshing a room
A mobile air conditioner refreshing a room.

The Squamish Chief polled 189 readers and asked the question: Are you considering (or have you already) buying an air conditioner for your home?

The poll ran from 6/19/2022 to 7/1/2022. Of the 189 votes, we can determine that 89 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

I always had one. 21.35 % local, 22.75 % total    
Yes, I bought one because of last year's heat dome. 31.46 % local, 32.28 % total    
Yes, I am nervous about the heat this summer so I will buy one. 1.12 % local, 2.12 % total    
I am not considering buying one. 31.46 % local, 29.63 % total    
I would buy one, but can't afford it. 14.61 % local, 13.23 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult Squamish Chief readers that are located in Squamish. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 7.09%, 19 times out of 20.

Squamish Chief 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.

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