03 Jan 2017

Few Nova Scotians perceive progress made in achieving the changes identified in the Ivany Report for improving the economy

  • A small minority (17%) of Nova Scotians believe there has been considerable or moderate progress in achieving the changes identified in the Ivany Report, while twice as many (36%) perceive there has been little or no progress at all
  • One-half of Nova Scotians state they are not familiar with the Ivany Report or do not provide a definite opinion

HALIFAX, NS January 3, 2017: The Ivany Report was released in 2013 outlining a number of fundamental changes that were needed to improve the economy in Nova Scotia. Only a small minority of Nova Scotians believe there has been progress in achieving the changes identified in the Ivany Report, while one-half of residents are not familiar with the Report or do not provide a definite opinion, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Specifically, less than one in five (17%) Nova Scotia residents believe there has been considerable or moderate progress in achieving changes identified in the Ivany Report. Conversely, just over one-third (36%) perceive there has been little progress or no progress at all. At the same time, one-half of residents (48%) are not familiar with the Ivany Report or do not have an opinion on the matter.

Across the population, men, older residents, and those with higher household incomes are more likely to believe there has been little or no progress.

“While it is disappointing that so few Nova Scotians perceive any progress related to the changes recommended by the Ivany Report to improve the economy, it is damning that one-half do not understand the changes needed to improve the prosperity of Nova Scotia,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates.

These findings are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from November 10 to November 26, 2016, 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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For more information, please contact:

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

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