Corporate Research Associates Inc (CRA) Better Information. Better Insights. Better Decisions 2017-12-20T16:28:38Z https://cra.ca/feed/atom/ WordPress CRA <![CDATA[Despite sustainability challenges, NB residents prefer to keep all current hospitals open]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8473 2017-12-20T16:28:38Z 2017-12-20T16:28:38Z
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  • Seven in ten New Brunswick residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open
  • One-quarter of residents indicate that New Brunswick would be better served with fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals
  • HALIFAX, NS December 20, 2017: There are currently 21 hospitals and 2 other community health centres serving a population of over 747,000 in New Brunswick. Many smaller hospitals in the province are having problems recruiting doctors to their communities and keeping their emergency rooms open. All things considered, a sizeable majority of New Brunswick residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open, rather than having fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, seven in ten (72%) New Brunswick residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open. Meanwhile, one-quarter (23%) of residents indicate that New Brunswick would be better served with fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals. Six percent of New Brunswickers do not know, or do not have an opinion on the matter.

    Although it is the majority opinion across the province, belief that New Brunswick would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open is most likely in northern New Brunswick and least likely in the Moncton area. Meanwhile, such an opinion is also more likely among women than men.

    “Not unexpectedly, the majority of New Brunswickers prefer the status quo in terms of keeping all current hospitals open across the province,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This underscores the challenge faced by politicians and political parties to rationalize the delivery of acute care in the province to ensure the long-term sustainability of the health care system.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from November 6 to 27, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[Despite sustainability challenges, NS residents prefer to keep all current hospitals open]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8472 2017-12-20T16:28:38Z 2017-12-20T16:28:38Z
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  • Three-quarters of Nova Scotia residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open
  • Two in ten residents indicate that Nova Scotia would be better served with fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals
  • HALIFAX, NS December 20, 2017: There are currently 32 hospitals and 10 other medical facilities such as Collaborative Health Centres and Health Clinics serving a population of over 923,000 in Nova Scotia. Many smaller hospitals in the province are having problems recruiting doctors to their communities and keeping their emergency rooms open. All things considered, a sizeable majority of Nova Scotia residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open, rather than having fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, three-quarters (75%) of Nova Scotia residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open. Meanwhile, two in ten (21%) residents indicate that Nova Scotia would be better served with fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals. Four percent of Nova Scotians do not know, or do not have an opinion on the matter.

    Although it is the majority opinion across the province, belief that Nova Scotia would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open is less likely in Halifax than elsewhere in the province.

    “Not unexpectedly, the majority of Nova Scotians prefer the status quo in terms of keeping all current hospitals open,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This underscores the challenge faced by politicians and political parties to rationalize the delivery of acute care in the province to ensure the long term sustainability of the health care system.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from November 6 to 30, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[Despite sustainability challenges, NL residents prefer to keep all current hospitals open]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8474 2017-12-20T16:28:34Z 2017-12-20T16:28:34Z
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  • Just over six in ten Newfoundland and Labrador residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open
  • One-third of residents indicate that Newfoundland and Labrador would be better served with fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals
  • HALIFAX, NS December 20, 2017: There are currently 36 hospitals and 18 other medical facilities such as community health centres and health clinics serving a population of over 519,000 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Many smaller hospitals in the province are having problems recruiting doctors to their communities and keeping their emergency rooms open. All things considered, a majority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open, rather than having fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, just over six in ten (63%) Newfoundland and Labrador residents believe the province would be better served by continuing to keep all current hospitals open. Meanwhile, one-third (33%) of residents indicate that Newfoundland and Labrador would be better served with fewer hospitals and enhancing the services offered by large nearby regional hospitals. Four percent of Newfoundland and Labrador residents do not know, or do not have an opinion on the matter.

    While the majority opinion across the province is that the Newfoundland and Labrador would be better served by keeping all current hospitals open, this preference is more prevalent outside the Avalon area. Meanwhile, preference to keep all current hospitals open is more likely among women than men, residents with lower household incomes, and those with less than a post-secondary education.

    “Not unexpectedly, the majority of residents in Newfoundland and Labrador prefer the status quo in terms of keeping all current hospitals open across the province,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This underscores the challenge faced by politicians and political parties to rationalize the delivery of acute care in the province to ensure the long-term sustainability of the health care system.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents, conducted from November 7 to 30, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[NL residents more likely to support than oppose rented private residences receiving the same taxes and regulations as other paid accommodations]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8462 2017-12-14T15:18:24Z 2017-12-14T15:18:24Z
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  • One-half of Newfoundland and Labrador residents support rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations in the province, while four in ten express opposition in this regard
  • Support for rented private residences and other accommodations having the same taxes and regulations in Newfoundland and Labrador is consistent with such support in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, but is higher compared to such support in New Brunswick
  • HALIFAX, NS December 14, 2017: Online accommodations booking services, such as Airbnb, are commonly used to rent privately owned houses, apartments, or other residences. There has been recent debate surrounding whether or not these accommodations should be taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations, such as hotels and motels. Overall, one-half of Newfoundland and Labrador residents support rented private residences listed on these online accommodations booking services being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, one-half (50%) of Newfoundland and Labrador residents completely or mostly support rented private residences being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province. Meanwhile, just over four in ten (44%) residents either completely or mostly oppose rented private residences and other paid accommodations having the same taxes and regulations.

    Across Atlantic Canada, support in Newfoundland and Labrador for rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations is similar to support in Prince Edward Island (53%) and Nova Scotia (50%), but is higher compared to support in New Brunswick (42%). Across the population of Newfoundland and Labrador, support for these accommodations having the same taxes and regulations is elevated among residents with higher household incomes.

    “There continues to be considerable public debate related to the treatment of privately rented accommodations in Canada in terms of both taxation and regulation,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “In Newfoundland and Labrador, residents are more likely than not to support both the regulation and taxation of such accommodations in the same manner as other commercial accommodations.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 383 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents, conducted from November 2 to 30, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.0 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[A majority of PE residents support rented private residences receiving the same taxes and regulations as other paid accommodations]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8461 2017-12-14T15:18:22Z 2017-12-14T15:18:22Z
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  • Just over one-half of Prince Edward Island residents support rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations in the province, while four in ten express opposition in this regard
  • Support for rented private residences and other accommodations to have the same taxes and regulations in Prince Edward Island is consistent with such support in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, but is higher compared to such support in New Brunswick
  • HALIFAX, NS December 14, 2017: Online accommodations booking services, such as Airbnb, are commonly used to rent privately owned houses, apartments, or other residences. There has been recent debate surrounding whether or not these accommodations should be taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations, such as hotels and motels. Overall, a slight majority of Prince Edward Islanders support rented private residences listed on these online accommodations booking services being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, just over one-half (53%) of Prince Edward Island residents completely or mostly support rented private residences being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province. Meanwhile, four in ten (40%) residents either completely or mostly oppose rented private residences and other paid accommodations having the same taxes and regulations.

    Across Atlantic Canada, support in Prince Edward Island for rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations is similar to such support in Nova Scotia (50%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (50%), but is higher compared to such support in New Brunswick (42%).

    “There continues to be considerable public debate related to the treatment of privately rented accommodations in Canada in terms of both taxation and regulation,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “The majority view on the Island is that such accommodations should be both regulated and taxed in the same manner as other commercial accommodations.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 264 adult Prince Edward Islanders, conducted from November 1 to 30, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 6.0 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[Nova Scotians more likely to support than oppose rented private residences receiving the same taxes and regulations as other paid accommodations]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8460 2017-12-14T15:18:20Z 2017-12-14T15:18:20Z
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  • One-half of Nova Scotians support rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations in the province, while four in ten express opposition in this regard
  • Support for rented private residences and other accommodations having the same taxes and regulations in Nova Scotia is consistent with such support in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, but is higher compared to such support in New Brunswick
  • HALIFAX, NS December 14, 2017: Online accommodations booking services, such as Airbnb, are commonly used to rent privately owned houses, apartments, or other residences. There has been recent debate surrounding whether or not these accommodations should be taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations, such as hotels and motels. Overall, one-half of Nova Scotians support rented private residences listed on these online accommodations booking services being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, one-half (50%) of Nova Scotia residents completely or mostly support rented private residences being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province. Meanwhile, four in ten (41%) residents either completely or mostly oppose rented private residences and other paid accommodations having the same taxes and regulations.

    Across Atlantic Canada, support for rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations in Nova Scotia is similar to support in Prince Edward Island (53%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (50%), but is higher compared to support in New Brunswick (42%). Across the population of Nova Scotia, support for these accommodations having the same taxes and regulations is higher among men (58%) than women (43%).

    “There continues to be considerable public debate related to the treatment of privately rented accommodations in Canada in terms of both taxation and regulation,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “Nova Scotians are more likely to favour than oppose the regulation and taxation of such accommodations in the same manner as other commercial accommodations.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 357 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from November 1 to 28, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.2 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[New Brunswickers slightly more likely to oppose than support rented private residences receiving the same taxes and regulations as other paid accommodations]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8463 2017-12-14T15:18:13Z 2017-12-14T15:18:13Z
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  • Four in ten New Brunswick residents support rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations in the province, while just under one-half express opposition in this regard
  • Support for rented private residences and other accommodations having the same taxes and regulations is lower in New Brunswick than elsewhere in Atlantic Canada
  • HALIFAX, NS December 14, 2017: Online accommodations booking services, such as Airbnb, are commonly used to rent privately owned houses, apartments, or other residences. There has been recent debate surrounding whether or not these accommodations should be taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations, such as hotels and motels. Overall, public opinion in New Brunswick is split on the issue of rented private residences listed on these online accommodations booking services being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, four in ten (42%) New Brunswick residents completely or mostly support rented private residences being taxed and regulated to follow the same standards as other paid accommodations in the province. Meanwhile, just under one-half (47%) of residents either completely or mostly oppose rented private residences and other paid accommodations having the same taxes and regulations.

    Across Atlantic Canada, support for rented private residences being taxed and regulated in the same manner as other paid accommodations is lower in New Brunswick than in Prince Edward Island (53%), Nova Scotia (50%), or Newfoundland and Labrador (50%). Within New Brunswick, support for these accommodations having the same taxes and regulations is higher in Northern New Brunswick than elsewhere in the province. Across the population, support in this regard is higher among men and Francophone residents than women and Anglophone residents.

    “There continues to be considerable public debate related to the treatment of privately rented accommodations in Canada in terms of both taxation and regulation,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “New Brunswickers are currently more likely to oppose than favour regulating and taxing such accommodations in the same manner as other commercial accommodations.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 384 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from November 2 to 29, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.0 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[Few Prince Edward Island residents intend to purchase legalized marijuana]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8450 2017-12-13T15:00:12Z 2017-12-13T15:00:12Z
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  • One in seven Prince Edward Island residents intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use when it is legalized in Canada, while just over eight in ten do not plan to purchase marijuana
  • Likelihood to purchase marijuana, once legalized, in Kings and Queens Counties is more than double that of Prince County
  • Intent to purchase marijuana, once legalized, in Prince Edward Island is similar to that of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but is lower compared to that of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • HALIFAX, NS December 13, 2017: The purchase of marijuana for personal use will soon be legal in Canada. Once legalized, a small minority of Prince Edward Islanders intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, one in seven (15%) Prince Edward Island residents indicate that they will either definitely or probably purchase marijuana, once legalized, at least occasionally for personal use. Meanwhile, just over eight in ten (84%) residents will either probably not or definitely not do so, once marijuana is legalized.

    Intent to purchase marijuana for personal use, once legalized, is lower in Prince County (7%) than Kings County (19%) and Queens County (18%). Meanwhile, across Atlantic Canada, intent to purchase marijuana for personal use in Prince Edward Island is similar to that of New Brunswick (20%) and Nova Scotia (19% in October 2017), but is lower compared to that of Newfoundland and Labrador (23%).

    “Current purchase intentions for marijuana for personal use in Prince Edward Island are the lowest in Atlantic Canada,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “If these purchase intentions are discounted to reflect the likelihood of such purchases, the market for marijuana on the Island will be quite modest.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 300 adult Prince Edward Islanders, conducted from November 1 to 30, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.6 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

    View Press Release Here

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    CRA <![CDATA[A small minority of NL residents intend to purchase legalized marijuana]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8449 2017-12-13T15:00:09Z 2017-12-13T15:00:09Z
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  • One-quarter of Newfoundland and Labrador residents intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use when it is legalized in Canada, while three-quarters do not plan to purchase marijuana
  • Intent to purchase marijuana, once legalized, in Newfoundland and Labrador is similar to that of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but is higher compared to that of Prince Edward Island
  • Likelihood to purchase marijuana, once legalized, is higher among residents between the ages of 18 and 34 years, compared to those 35 years of age or older
  • HALIFAX, NS December 13, 2017: The purchase of marijuana for personal use will soon be legal in Canada. Once legalized, a small minority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, one-quarter (23%) of Newfoundland and Labrador residents indicate that they will either definitely or probably purchase marijuana, once legalized, at least occasionally for personal use. Meanwhile, three-quarters (76%) of residents will either probably not or definitely not do so, once marijuana is legalized.

    Intent to purchase marijuana for personal use in Newfoundland and Labrador is similar to that of New Brunswick (23%), and Nova Scotia (19% in October 2017), but is higher compared with Prince Edward Island (15%). The likelihood that Newfoundland and Labrador residents between the ages of 18 and 34 years (48%) will purchase marijuana, once legalized, is three times higher than that of older residents in the province (16% for those aged 35 to 54 years, and 15% for those aged 55 years or older).

    “Based on current purchase intentions for marijuana for personal use, the initial results for Newfoundland and Labrador are perhaps lower than what many may have anticipated,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This is especially the case if current purchase intentions are appropriately discounted to reflect the degree of likelihood of such purchases.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents, conducted from November 2 to 30, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

    View Press Release Here

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    CRA <![CDATA[A small minority of New Brunswick residents intend to purchase legalized marijuana]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8451 2017-12-13T15:00:08Z 2017-12-13T15:00:08Z
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  • Two in ten New Brunswick residents intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use when it is legalized in Canada, while just over eight in ten do not plan to purchase marijuana
  • Intent to purchase marijuana, once legalized, in New Brunswick is similar to that of the other Atlantic Provinces
  • Likelihood to purchase marijuana, once legalized, is higher among residents between the ages of 18 and 34 years, compared to those 35 years of age or older
  • HALIFAX, NS December 13, 2017: The purchase of marijuana for personal use will soon be legal in Canada. Once legalized, a small minority of New Brunswickers intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, two in ten (20%) New Brunswick residents indicate that they will either definitely or probably purchase marijuana, once legalized, at least occasionally for personal use. Meanwhile, eight in ten (79%) residents will either probably not or definitely not do so, once marijuana is legalized.

    Across Atlantic Canada, intent to purchase marijuana for personal use in New Brunswick is similar to that of Newfoundland and Labrador (23%), Nova Scotia (19% in October 2017), and Prince Edward Island (15%). Across the population of New Brunswick, the likelihood that residents between the ages of 18 and 34 years (35%) will purchase marijuana, once legalized, is more than double that of older residents (16% for those aged 35 to 54 years, and 13% for those aged 55 years or older).

    “Based on current purchase intentions for marijuana for personal use, the market for this product may be less than many anticipated in New Brunswick,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This is especially the case if current intentions are appropriately discounted to reflect the degree of likelihood of such purchases.”

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from November 2 to 29, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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    CRA <![CDATA[Le Parti libéral du Nouveau-Brunswick continue de jouir d’une avance à titre de parti préféré]]> https://cra.ca/?p=8446 2017-12-07T16:27:00Z 2017-12-07T16:27:00Z
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  • Le Parti libéral du Nouveau-Brunswick continue de jouir d’une avance à titre de parti préféré de la province comme au trimestre précédent
  • La satisfaction envers le gouvernement de la province demeure stable ce trimestre
  • Le premier ministre Brian Gallant demeure le chef de parti préféré
  • HALIFAX, NS le 7 decembre, 2017: Le Parti libéral du Nouveau-Brunswick maintient son avance sur les autres partis de la province en termes d’appui électoral selon le plus récent sondage mené par Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Plus précisément, un peu moins de la moitié des électeurs non indécis au Nouveau-Brunswick affirment appuyer les Libéraux (47%, pourcentage inchangé). En revanche, trois sur dix des électeurs non indécis appuient le Parti conservateur (28 %, comparativement à 32 %), et un répondant sur dix soutient le Nouveau Parti démocratique (11 %, comparativement à 12 %). L’appui au Parti vert est stable ce trimestre (9 %, comparativement à 7 %), et trois pour cent des électeurs appuient le Parti de l’Alliance des Gens du Nouveau-Brunswick (comparativement à 2 %).

    Le nombre d’indécis est de 34 % (comparativement à 30 % il y a trois mois) et six pour cent des répondants refusent toujours d’indiquer une préférence (pourcentage inchangé). Enfin, quatre pour cent des personnes interrogées affirment ne soutenir aucun des partis ou ne pas avoir l’intention de voter (pourcentage inchangé).

    En ce qui a trait à la performance du gouvernement, la satisfaction demeure stable. Une moitié des Néo-Brunswickois ont en effet exprimé leur satisfaction à l’égard de la performance du gouvernement provincial (49 %, comparativement à 52 %), tandis que quatre sur dix sont maintenant insatisfaits (39 %, pourcentage inchangé). Par ailleurs, un répondant sur dix n’exprime pas d’opinion sur le sujet (12 %, comparativement à 9 %).

    En ce qui concerne les préférences en matière de chef, le premier ministre Brian Gallant conserve un pourcentage de 32 % (comparativement au pourcentage de 36 % d’août 2017). Le soutien du chef du Parti conservateur, Blaine Higgs, reste à 18 % (comparativement au pourcentage de 20 % il y a trois mois). Par ailleurs, le chef du Parti vert David Coon est le chef préféré d’un répondant sur dix (9 %, comparativement à 11 %), le chef du NPD Jennifer McKenzie connaît un soutien qui reste à 8 % (comparativement à 7 %), et Kris Austin, de l’Alliance des Gens du Nouveau-Brunswick, est le chef préféré de 3 % des habitants (comparativement à 2 %). Enfin, 5 % des habitants du Nouveau-Brunswick ne préfèrent aucun de ces chefs (comparativement à 3 %), tandis que 25 % (comparativement à 20 %) ne formulent aucune opinion définitive.

    Ces résultats s’inscrivent dans le cadre du sondage Atlantic QuarterlyMD de CRA, un sondage indépendant mené par téléphone auprès des Canadiens des provinces de l’Atlantique. Le sondage en question a été mené sur un échantillon de 800 adultes du Nouveau-Brunswick du 2 au 29 novembre 2017, et ses résultats sont précis à plus ou moins 3,5 points de pourcentage, 95 fois sur 100.

    Corporate Research Associates (CRA), www.cra.ca , est l’une des principales agences de sondage d’opinion publique et d’étude de marché du Canada. Fondée en 1978, CRA se consacre à offrir à sa clientèle des services de recherche et de consultation stratégique dans les règles de l’art. CRA est certifiée membre Gold Seal de l’Association de la recherche et de l’intelligence marketing (ARIM), qui établit des normes rigoureuses de certification et les met en application au moyen de vérifications indépendantes. Suivez-nous sur Twitter @CRAInsight.

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    Don Mills, président-directeur général, au (902) 493-3838.

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  • The New Brunswick Liberal Party continues to be the preferred party in the province, as voter support remains stable this quarter
  • Consistent with last quarter, one-half of residents express satisfaction with the performance of the New Brunswick government
  • Premier Brian Gallant remains the preferred party leader in the province
  • HALIFAX, NS December 7, 2017: The New Brunswick Liberal Party continues to hold its lead over other provincial parties in terms of voter support, with nearly one-half of residents expressing support for the Liberals, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

    Specifically, just under one-half of New Brunswick decided voters support the Liberals (47%, unchanged from August 2017). Meanwhile, three in ten decided voters back the PC Party (28%, compared with 32%), and one in ten support the New Democratic Party (11%, compared with 12%). Green Party support is also stable this quarter (9%, compared with 7%), while three percent of voters back the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick (compared with 2%).

    The number of residents who are undecided rests at 34 percent (compared with 30% three months ago), while six percent refuse to state a preference (unchanged), and four percent either support none of the parties or do not plan to vote (unchanged).

    In terms of government performance, satisfaction is stable, as one-half of New Brunswickers are satisfied with the performance of the provincial government (49%, compared with 52% three months ago), while four in ten are dissatisfied (39%, unchanged), and 12 percent do not offer an opinion on the matter (compared with 9%).

    With regards to leader preference, support for Premier Brian Gallant stands at 32 percent (compared with 36% in August 2017), while preference for PC leader Blaine Higgs rests at 18 percent (compared with 20%), and support for Green Party leader David Coon is at nine percent (compared with 11%). Meanwhile, NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie is backed by eight percent (compared with 7%), and Kris Austin of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick is preferred by three percent (compared with 2%). Finally, five percent of New Brunswick residents prefer none of these leaders (compared with 3%), while 25 percent (compared with 20%) do not offer a definite opinion.

    These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 800 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from November 2 to 29, 2017, with overall results accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

    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.

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

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