Most attend fewer events than before

About 65 per cent of the 219
respondents to last week’s caycompass.com online poll say they attend much
fewer or hardly any social, cultural or charity events compared to previous
years.

By far the largest segment of
respondents – 103 people or 47 per cent – said they hardly attend any events
any more.

“I
was never interested in social/cultural/charity events,” said one person.

“Too
much Camana Bay,” said someone else.

Another
39 people – 17.8 per cent – said they attend much fewer events than they used
to.

“Drink
and food are just too expensive,” said one respondent.

“The
reason seems to be I’m getting older,” said another person.

Thirty-six
people – 16.4 per cent – said they attend just as many events now as they used
to.

“I
attend as many as I used to –  none,”
said one person.

Twenty-four
people – 11 per cent – said they attend more events than they used to and 17
people – 7.8 per cent – said they attend somewhat less events than they used
to.

“Money
is tight, the cost of food/beverages has gone up and I don’t feel as safe at some
of these events as I used to,” said one person. “Thank goodness for cable TV.”

“I
will still support the charities we personally believe in, and which are doing
the most good,” said another respondent.

Next week’s poll question:

How
do you feel about the proposed changes to immigration policy that would allow
the holders of certain positions in the financial services sector to obtain a
key employee designation automatically?

I
love the idea

I
hate the idea

I
like it, but I understand there are some drawbacks

I
don’t like it, but I realise it’s necessary

I
don’t know

To participate in this poll, please
visit www.caycompass.com

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