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Poll result: Almost half of Richmond News readers blame airlines, weather and YVR for travel chaos

Passengers were stranded on planes on the tarmac and in the airport for many hours during December's heavy snowfall
A record amount of snow for Dec. 20 fell at YVR last month

A survey published last week revealed that the public blamed the weather and airlines for December's air travel chaos in Canada.

Richmond News polled 1181 Richmond News readers and asked the question: Who do you blame for the air travel chaos last month?

The poll ran from 1/19/2023 to 1/23/2023. Of the 1181 votes, we can determine that 234 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

The airlines 11.97 % local, 17.10 % total    
YVR 12.82 % local, 11.18 % total    
The weather 23.08 % local, 23.03 % total    
All of the above 50.85 % local, 46.74 % total    
Not sure 1.28 % local, 1.95 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult Richmond News readers that are located in Richmond. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.84%, 19 times out of 20.

Richmond News 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.