We're asking for your thoughts on the Rum City.
We're asking for your thoughts on the Rum City. Mike Knott BUN221216CBD53

Tell us what you really think, Bundaberg

WHAT do you really think about the social issues, about gender and about other races? 

The NewsMail is tackling some controversial topics with a series of polls asking what locals really think about the big issues and about people in the community. 

Are we a tolerant, forward-thinking city, or are we more conservative and reserved? 

Have a say in our polls below. 

Please note that these polls have been set to the most secure mode, which means that to keep the poll as accurate as possible, you will only be able to vote once and you may only be able to vote once per household.

Do you honestly like living in Bundaberg?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

Yes I love it

42%

Yes and no

39%

Not really, but I feel obliged to say I do

5%

I hate living in Bundaberg

5%

Bundaberg makes me feel hopeless

6%

Bundaberg makes me feel full of potential

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Poverty is a problem here. What are your thoughts?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

We need more jobs and if we have more jobs, more people will work.

57%

The poor are only poor because they have no initiative.

8%

The poor are poor because they have no opportunities.

11%

The poor are poor because they don't have enough hope.

3%

The poor are poor because they want to live on the dole.

19%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

How do you feel about other people in Bundaberg?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

They're rude, pushy and small-minded. They gossip too much and are too involved in others' business.

15%

They're like people anywhere - good, bad and indifferent.

73%

Bundaberg people are fun, friendly and good to know.

3%

Bundaberg people are friendlier than those in other places.

7%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

How do you feel about gender?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

Women and men have a place and it should remain traditional.

27%

Gender shouldn't matter in life, you are who you are.

72%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

What about race?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

I admit to being racist against at least one other race other than my own.

17%

I am racist against several other races other than my own.

8%

I am not racist - everyone is equal and should be judged on merit.

63%

I am not racist and love other races and think that the more the merrier.

11%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Do you use illegal drugs?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

Yes, I use drugs often.

3%

No, I don't use drugs.

86%

I used to use drugs but I have stopped.

7%

I use drugs sometimes.

2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

How do you feel about smoking?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

I'm a smoker and I believe I should be allowed to smoke where I want.

2%

I am a smoker and believe in having smoke-free areas.

14%

I am a non-smoker.

83%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

How often do you use alcohol?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

I never drink.

21%

I rarely drink or drink sometimes.

62%

I drink daily.

15%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

How happy are you?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

Very happy.

30%

Moderately happy.

51%

Unhappy.

9%

Depressed.

8%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

If there was one thing you'd improve about Bundaberg, what would it be?

This poll ended on 24 May 2018.

Current Results

More jobs.

37%

Better paid jobs.

6%

A bigger population with more people to meet.

1%

An overall higher socio-economic standard.

27%

More shops or businesses.

5%

More family friendly activities.

9%

More activities for adults.

3%

Better transport.

5%

Nothing - Bundaberg is perfect already.

3%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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