21 Feb 2018

Consumer confidence in Fredericton remains high despite declining satisfaction with City Council

  • Consumer confidence in Fredericton remains high this quarter
  • The level of satisfaction with the performance of Council has reached its lowest level under Mayor Mike O’Brien’s leadership

HALIFAX, NS February 21, 2017: Consumer confidence in Fredericton remains high this quarter, according to the most recent Urban Report survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). Specifically, consumer confidence among Fredericton residents currently rests at 106.0, compared with 107.8 in November 2017.

Satisfaction with the performance of Fredericton Council this quarter has reached its lowest level under the leadership of Mayor Mike O’Brien, who was elected on May 9, 2016. Specifically, two-thirds (66%, down from 75% in November 2017) of Fredericton residents are satisfied with the performance of Council.

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent telephone survey of adult residents and consists of 401 Halifax CMA, 400 Saint John CMA, 404 Moncton CMA, and 400 Fredericton CA residents, conducted from January 24 to February 12, 2018, with overall results for each accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. The survey results for government satisfaction are based on 401 Halifax CMA residents (±4.9 percentage points, 95% confidence level), 211 City of Saint John residents (±6.7 percentage points), 223 City of Moncton residents (±6.6 percentage points), and 292 City of Fredericton residents (±5.7 percentage points).

Corporate Research Associates (CRA), www.cra.ca, is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Founded in 1978, CRA is dedicated to providing clients with state-of-the-art research and strategic consulting services. CRA is a Certified Gold Seal Member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), which sets stringent standards as a condition of membership, and enforces those standards through independent audits. Follow us on Twitter @CRAInsight.


For more information, please contact:

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838

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Amanda Bates