Mini Poll Results

Fireworks: Ew or Aaaah?

Fireworks:
  • 22%
    Ew
  • 78%
    Aaaah
Has the public fireworks display you usually attend been cancelled this year?
  • 2%
    Yes
  • 62%
    No
  • 36%
    I don’t usually attend fireworks displays
Should fireworks displays over water be banned?
  • 7%
    Yes, they present environmental challenges
  • 46%
    No, but there should be an environmental review before a permit is issued
  • 47%
    No
Do you think the sale, possession, and use of small-consumer fireworks should be legal?
  • 20%
    Yes, statewide
  • 37%
    Yes, but leave it up to local municipalities or counties
  • 43%
    No, they aren’t worth the danger
Should the personal use of some small fireworks, like sparklers, crackers, and bottle rockets be legalized?
  • 50%
    Firecrackers should be legal, with restrictions on larger fireworks
  • 15%
    All fireworks should be legal
  • 35%
    No fireworks should be legal
Should penalties for the possession and use of fireworks be higher during periods of extended heat or drought?
  • 74%
    Yes
  • 26%
    No
If someone in your neighborhood was shooting backyard fireworks, which of the following courses of action would most likely be your FIRST response?
  • 18%
    Join them
  • 17%
    Call the police
  • 3%
    Call the fire department
  • 7%
    Go out and ask them to stop
  • 0%
    Call my neighborhood association
  • 49%
    Ignore them
  • 5%
    Hide in the bathtub
  • 1%
    Write and send an angry tweet
Do you think that local police departments do enough to enforce violations of municipal and county bans on the possession and use of fireworks?
  • 7%
    Yes, they are thorough
  • 46%
    Yes, save the strict enforcement for the morons who are firing guns into the air
  • 35%
    No
  • 12%
    Actually, they do too much. Fireworks shouldn’t be illegal.
When do people in your neighborhood start shooting backyard fireworks?
  • 41%
    Early July
  • 40%
    Sooner than early July
  • 11%
    July 4
  • 8%
    Never, they are illegal in the City of St. Louis or where I live
Where do you get your backyard fireworks?
  • 7%
    St. Charles
  • 11%
    Jeff Co
  • 2%
    Franklin County
  • 8%
    Somewhere else
  • 72%
    Nowhere
Fair St. Louis fireworks:
  • 67%
    Arch
  • 19%
    Forest Park
  • 10%
    Skip them
  • 4%
    Choose a different park each year