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Most in B.C. believe in gas conspiracy: poll 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

(FILE PHOTO)

(FILE PHOTO)

The vast majority of motorists believe there’s some sort of plan from gas stations to hike prices on long weekends, according to a new poll that also found most are driving less frequently because of sky-high prices.

The Insights West poll released Tuesday said 91% believe they are getting taken advantage of on long weekends.

About 68% said price increases are causing financial hardship at home.

Insights West vice-president Mario Canseco said in a statement things are particularly tough for those 18-34, since that demographic is “already walking and taking public transit more often than usual to save some money.”

Insights West surveyed 801 people between May 9 and 11. The poll has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.4%.

 

 

 

 

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