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Poll result: Richmond News readers undecided about racism spike

Almost half of the readers who answered the poll question believe that more people are reporting incidents than before
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Members of the Stop Anti-Asian Hate Crimes advocacy group and MP Parm Bains attended Richmond Provincial Court on Thursday morning for the trial of an alleged racist incident that happened in Steveston in 2021.

Richmond News polled 628 Richmond News readers and asked the question: Do you think racism is getting worse in Richmond?

The poll ran from 9/16/2022 to 9/26/2022. Of the 628 votes, we can determine that 196 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes, I have noticed a spike 28.57 % local, 33.60 % total    
Not sure, it could be that it's being reported more 48.47 % local, 38.69 % total    
No, it's being blown out of proportion 22.96 % local, 27.71 % 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 +/- 3.91%, 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.

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