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Brandon Sun Readership Survey

 SUN/Westman This Week Readership Survey launched....

What do you like about the Brandon Sun and Westman This Week? We want to know.
We'd also like to know what you least like about the paper and what you feel could be added to improve the paper.
All we ask is that you take five minutes of your valuable time (or less) to participate in the survey.  
Those who answer each and every question will be entered in a draw for a chance to win $500 in cash. The deadline to enter is March 26th at midnight. 
Once we have all the information in place we will publish the results in the paper.
"Your feedback matters," said Jim Mihaly, Publisher of the Sun. "Providing us with information on how we can improve your local paper is paramount. It gives us direction. Thank you in advance for participating in this very important readership survey."

 
Please read each question carefully and click the number that matches how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements. The lower the number you click, the more you say you disagree with the statement.

The higher the number you click, the more you say you agree with the statement. Clicking 4 means you neither agree nor disagree.

1.1. A newspaper is a part of a community’s character. *
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2.2. A newspaper should observe and report what happens in the community without ever getting actively involved.*
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3.3. The newspaper is the best overall source of news.*
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4.4. A newspaper should play an active role in improving the community sponsoring community forums on important issues.*
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5.5. I prefer to get news in summary form containing only the most important information with few details.*
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6.6. I trust the newspaper to weigh the issues and decide what is important for me to know.*
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7.7. It is important for a local newspaper to cover local news (examples: nearby events, local government and schools).*
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8.8. It is important for a local newspaper to cover national and international news (examples: the federal government, the Canadian. economy, events in other provinces and around the world). *
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9.9. It is important for a local newspaper to cover local business news (examples: openings and closings, layoffs, area companies).*
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The higher the number you click, the more you say you agree with the statement. Clicking 4 means you neither agree nor disagree.

10. It is important for a local newspaper to cover sports (examples: high school, college, university and pro games; box scores) *
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11.11. It is important for a local newspaper to cover books and the arts (examples: books reviews, gallery openings, interviews with authors and artists). *
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12.12. It is important for a newspaper to cover entertainment news (examples: Hollywood, celebrities, and gossip). *
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13.13. It is important for a local newspaper to cover recreation, travel, and leisure activities (examples: movie and music reviews, calendars of events). *
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14.14. The newspaper does a good job covering issues that are important to me. *
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15.15. I enjoy the information provided on the Sun’s website. (examples: late paper notifications, breaking news, etc.) *
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16.16. The newspaper does a poor job of staying objective and covering both sides of an issue. *
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17.

Please rate your enjoyment of the following features and columns from our daily paper between 1 and 7, with 7 being strongly positive, and one strongly negative.

17. Sound Off*
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18.18. Editorial*
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19.19. Letters to the Editor*
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20.20. Sports: Statistics Page*
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21.21. Daily TV Guide*
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22.22. Saturday Comics*
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23.23. Daily Comics*
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24.24. Crossword Puzzle*
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25.25. Horoscopes*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
26.26. Rural Round Up*
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27.27. Looking Back*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
28.28. Let's Do Something?*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
29.29. Saturday Travel Page*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
30.30. Whizword*
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31.31. Business Page*
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The higher the number you click, the more you say you agree with the statement. Clicking 4 means you neither agree nor disagree.

Columnists

32. Small World (Zack Gross)*
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33.33. All Dressed Up (Mariah Phillips)*
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34.34. Morning Mess (Tyler Glen)*
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35.35. First Draught (Cody Lobreau)*
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36.36. Vine Lines (Diane Nelson)*
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37.37. Kerry Nation (Kerry Auriat)*
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38.38. Jaster's Jabberings (Chris Jaster)*
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39.39. The Political Class (Kelly Saunders)*
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40.40. Guest Columnist (Gervan Fearon)*
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41.41. Guest Columnist (Mark Frison)*
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42.42. Guest Columnist (Jaime Chinchilla)*
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43.

Please rate your enjoyment of each of the following features and columns from our newest publication, Westman This Week, between 1 and 7, with 7 being strongly positive, and 1 strongly negative.

Westman This Week
43. Revamped look and contents*
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44.44. What's On This Week (Manitoba Pork Community Page)*
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45.Columnist
45. Gone Gardenin' (Albert Parsons)*
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46.46. Parenting Points (Shawna Munro)*
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47.47. Substitute & Solve (Reena Nerbas)*
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48.48. What new features would you like to see added to the daily paper?
49.49. What new features would you like to see added to Westman This Week?
50.50. Are there any previous features in the daily newspaper, which we no longer run, that you would like to see returned?
51.

Please tell us a little about yourself.
Fill in the circle that describes you best.

What is your gender?
Male
Female
52.
How old are you?
53.Your info
First Name* M.I. Last Name*

Email Address* Daytime Phone* Evening Phone
54.Enter your question here.
Street Line 1*
Street Line 2
City*
Postal / Zip Code*
55.Province / State*
56.Country*
57.Are you currently:*
A paper Subscriber
Online Subscriber
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