Polls show Albertans want it all - pipelines, diversified economy less dependent on energy

Polls show Albertans want it all – pipelines, diversified economy less dependent on energy

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[CBC News] It should probably come as no surprise that a huge majority of Albertans strongly disagree with the statement that no new pipelines should be built here.

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But it might come as a surprise that 70 per cent of Albertans say the economy is too dependent on oil and gas.

Those are just two of the insights provided by data from Vote Compass, a tool designed by Vox Pop Labs for CBC News.

Fully 62 per cent of those plugging answers into the online questionnaire strongly disagreed with the no-new-pipelines statement, while a further 17 per cent somewhat disagreed.

Only eight per cent strongly agreed that Alberta should not build any more pipes.

Support for pipelines was varied but solid across age groups, sex, geography.

The biggest difference was the breakdown on voter intention, with only 38 per cent of Liberal supporters strongly disagreeing with the statement, followed by 44 per cent of NDP supporters, 69 per cent of Alberta Party supporters and 86 per cent of UCP supporters.

Dependency

On the other end of the equation, respondents were asked whether they agree or disagree that the provincial economy is too dependent on oil and gas.

This article continues at [CBC News] Albertans want more pipelines and a diversified economy

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