24 May 2018

Majority of NL residents lack confidence that bullying and harassment in provincial House of Assembly will be appropriately addressed

  • Overall, four in ten Newfoundland and Labrador residents are completely or mostly confident that the recent issues involving bullying and harassment in the House of Assembly will be addressed appropriately, while just over one-half lack confidence that this issue will be addressed appropriately
  • Across the population, a lack of confidence that this issue will be addressed appropriately is more likely among women than men

HALIFAX, NS May 24, 2018: Based on recent incidents, a majority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents are not confident that the issue of bullying and harassment in the provincial House of Assembly will be addressed appropriately, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

There has recently been discussion about bullying and harassment among members in the provincial House of Assembly. Overall, four in ten (41%) Newfoundland and Labrador residents are completely or mostly confident that the issue of bullying and harassment in the House of Assembly will be addressed appropriately, while just over one-half (55%) of residents are not very or not at all confident that the issue will be addressed appropriately. Across the population, women are more likely than men to express a lack of confidence that the issue will be appropriately addressed.

“The majority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents lack confidence that the issue of bullying and harassment in the House of Assembly recently highlighted will be addressed appropriately,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “It is noteworthy that females are less confident than their male counterparts that these issues will be appropriately addressed.”

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 May 3 to 17, 2018, 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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Amanda Bates