Mini Poll: Fireworks: Blast or Bust?

Has the public fireworks display you usually attend been cancelled this year?


Yes:
 25%
No:
 66%
I have never been to a fireworks display:
 9%

 


Should fireworks displays over water, like those under the Arch this week, be banned?


Yes, they present environmental challenges:
 4%
No, but there should be an environmental review before a permit is issued:
 47%
No:
 50%

 


Do you think the sale, possession, and use of consumer fireworks should be legal?


Yes, statewide:
 18%
Yes, but leave it up to local municipalities or counties:
 34%
No, they aren't worth the danger:
 48%

 


Should the personal use of some small fireworks, like sparklers, crackers, and bottle rockets be legalized?


Firecrackers should be legal, with restrictions on larger fireworks:
 40%
All fireworks should be legal:
 19%
No fireworks should be legal:
 41%

 


Should penalties for the possession and use of fireworks be higher during periods of extended heat or drought?


Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

 


If someone in your neighborhood was shooting backyard fireworks, which of the following courses of action would most likely be your FIRST response?


Join them:
 8%
Call the police:
 28%
Call the fire department:
 2%
Go out and ask them to stop:
 10%
Call my neighborhood association:
 2%
Ignore them:
 50%

 


Do you think that local police departments do enough to enforce violations of municipal and county bans on the possession and use of fireworks?


Yes, they are thorough:
 8%
Yes, save the strict enforcement for the morons who are firing guns into the air:
 37%
No:
 46%
They do too much. Fireworks shouldn't be illegal:
 10%

 


When do you start shooting backyard fireworks?


Early July:
 3%
Sooner than early July:
 1%
Just on the 4th:
 14%
Never, they are illegal in the City of St. Louis or where I live:
 32%
Never, they don't appeal to me:
 49%

 


Where do you get your backyard fireworks?


St. Charles County:
 6%
Jefferson County:
 9%
Franklin County:
 2%
Somewhere else:
 7%
Nowhere:
 77%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.