14 Sep 2018

Fredericton residents express mixed opinions on upgrades to Officers’ Square

  • Just under six in ten Fredericton residents support the planned upgrades to Officers’ Square in downtown Fredericton, while four in ten oppose the changes to the park
  • Support for the changes to Officers’ Square is elevated among residents between the ages of 18 and 54 years

HALIFAX, NS September 14, 2018: Public opinion on the planned upgrades to Officers’ Square in Fredericton is mixed, with a slight majority supporting the changes to the downtown park, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Earlier this year, the City of Fredericton detailed its plans to upgrade Officers’ Square. The project includes a new skating oval, a permanent stage, and other upgrades to the downtown park. All things considered, just under six in ten (57%) Fredericton residents completely or mostly support the planned upgrades to Officers’ Square in downtown Fredericton, while four in ten (40%) residents express opposition to the planned upgrades. Of note, support for the changes to Officers’ square is more likely among residents between the ages of 18 and 54 years than their older counterparts.

“While there is still majority support for the proposed changes to Officers’ Square, there remains sizeable opposition to these plans,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “Interestingly, opposition to the upgrades to the Officers’ Square increases with age.”

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent telephone survey of 400 Fredericton (Census Agglomeration [CA]) adult residents, 18 years of age or older, conducted from July 19 to August 7, 2018. Overall results are 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. 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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