Vancouver residents oppose downtown casino, Justason Market Intelligence poll finds

A January/February survey of Vancouver residents by Justason Market Intelligence finds that 51% of Vancouver residents oppose the proposed downtown casino development. This opposition includes four-in-ten residents who “strongly” oppose (39%).

Support for the development stands at three-in-ten residents (31%).

“Opposition is drawn from all groups in the City, but is highest among the older residents,” notes Barb Justason, the firm’s principal. Two-thirds (66%) of residents over 65 years oppose to the casino including 54% who strongly oppose.

The question: “Do you support or oppose a casino proposed near BC-Place Stadium? Is that strongly or somewhat?”

This poll is the third in a regular series surveying City of Vancouver residents.

Justason Market Intelligence is a Vancouver-based market and opinion research firm.


  • Dates of research: January 20 – February 6, 2011.
  • Methodology: A hybrid of 405 telephone and 257 online panel members 18 years and older.
  • Margin of error: ±4.9 percentage points 19 in 20 times.
  • Research Sponsor: Justason Market Intelligence

For more information please contact:

Barb Justason, Principal
Justason Market Intelligence
1156 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC V6Z1V8
Direct: +1 604 689 5511 Mobile: +1 604 783 4165
Email: [email protected]

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