Support for Trans Mountain increases with age and income, poll suggests

Older or better-off people seem more likely to support the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, according to an Ipsos survey commissioned by Resource Works.

The Vancouver-based company, which promotes a public dialogue for a sustainable mining industry, surveyed 803 British Columbian adults to find out how close they were to the project, a few days before the federal decision on Tuesday.

According to this online survey, respondents who support the project are mostly men. According to the survey, 70% of the men surveyed and 52% of the women surveyed said they were in favor of the project.

The proportion of people who join the project increases with age as well as income from their home.

According to the survey, the project convinces 52% of 18-34 year olds, but 59% of 35-54 year olds and 67% of those 55 and over.

Finally, the survey shows that the project divides social classes. Those who say they belong to the richest households are more likely to support the expansion of the pipeline.

For homes of $ 100,000 or more, the membership rate is 76%. It decreases with income: 53% of respondents with a family income under $ 40,000 are in favor of the project.

The survey shows that propipelines are equally distributed between Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the interior and north of the province.

The survey was conducted online between June 10 and 14 with a sample of 803 British Columbians representative of the population. Its margin of error is 4%, 19 times out of 20.

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