British Columbians still split on Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion: poll

A new poll shows British Columbians remain split on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project.

The Insights West survey, conducted from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 for New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart, shows that nearly half (48 per cent) of respondents support the project. The number is just slightly higher than the 44 per cent who oppose the project.

Nine per cent are undecided.

The highest level of opposition is among women, residents aged 35 to 54, and those who live in Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Support for the project is highest among men and those living in the Fraser Valley, Northern and Southern B.C.

Among those who oppose the pipeline, one in four would consider engaging in acts of civil disobedience to stop or disrupt construction.

Insights West notes that eight more respondents said they would try to stop construction than the last pipeline poll conducted in November 2017. Five more (54 per cent) said they would attend a public protest or march.

The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.


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