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Polls in 2003

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Which one of the following would you like to see become reality in your city 2003? (January 1 – February 1, 2003)

Results:

Certified Halal meat stores (146) 18%
Certified Halal restaurants (164) 20%
Certified Halal products in supermarkets (269) 34%
More Halal fast food restaurants (204) 26%

Votes: 783.

How did you carry out your sacrifice for Eid-ul-Adha this year? (February 1 – March 3, 2003)

Results:

Sacrificed animal here myself: 16% – 59 votes
Sent order for sacrifice to a Muslim country: 47% – 177 votes
Got the sacrifice done here through someone: 14% – 54 votes
Didn’t sacrifice any animal: 22% – 84 votes

Votes: 374.

Do you buy any of the meats sold in supermarkets as “Halal”? (March 31 – May 4, 2003)

Results:

Never: 52% – 232 votes
Sometimes: 20% – 89 votes
Regularly: 7% – 30 votes
Always: 22% – 97 votes

Votes: 448.

Do you see yourself eating out more or less in the last few months? (May 4 – June 1, 2003)

Results:

More: 19% – 57 votes
Less: 59% – 182 votes
Same: 22% – 67 votes

Votes: 306.

Have you stopped eating beef since the recent report of Mad Cow Disease in Canada? (June 1 – July 2, 2003)

Results:

Yes: 48% – 219 votes
No: 36% – 164 votes
No, but eating less now: 17% – 78 votes

Votes: 461.

Have you ever gotten into an argument with someone over Halal food(s)? (July 2 – August 3, 2003)

Results:

Yes: 79% – 415 votes
No: 21% – 110 votes

Votes: 525

You go to a party or gathering at a friend’s house. Once you arrive, you realize that the food is being catered by an establishment which claims to sell Halal, but you have trouble trusting. What do you do? (August 3 – September 4, 2003)

Results:

Protest; don’t eat anything: 16% – 74 votes
Mention quietly to organizer; don’t eat: 52% – 233 votes
Just eat food & enjoy: 32% – 145 votes

Votes: 452.

Have you ever been pressured into eating something Haram? (September 4 – October 5, 2003)

Results:

Yes: 23% – 109 votes
No: 77% – 361 votes

Votes: 470.

If you happen to eat something Haram by mistake, what is your instant reaction when you realize your mistake? (October 5 – November 3, 2003)

Results:

Try to throw up: 10% – 109 votes
Ask Allah for forgiveness: 52% – 543 votes
Be taken over by guilt: 4% – 43 votes
All of the above: 26% – 274 votes
None of the above: 7% – 73 votes

Votes: 1024.

During Ramadhan, do you find yourself eating more or less than before Ramadhan? (November 3 – December 2, 2003)

Results:

More: 29% – 197 votes
Less: 58% – 386 votes
No change: 13% – 87 votes

Votes: 670.

With the increasing number of “Halal” products on the market, do you think Muslim consumers are getting value for their money? (December 2 – December 31, 2003)

Results:

Yes: 39% – 150 votes
No: 61% – 231 votes

Votes: 381.