22 Nov 2016
Majority support the amalgamation of Dieppe, Riverview and Moncton into a single municipal unit
HALIFAX, NS November 22, 2016: A majority of residents in the greater Moncton area (Census Metropolitan Area or CMA) support the amalgamation of Dieppe, Riverview and Moncton into a single municipal unit, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.
Specifically, six in ten (60%) completely or mostly support the amalgamation into one municipal unit, while one-quarter (27%) completely or mostly oppose. Less than one in ten neither support nor oppose (7%), or do not know or do not offer an opinion on the matter (7%).
Majority support is not consistent across the CMA, however. Just over one-half (53%) of Riverview residents oppose amalgamation, while one-third (35%) are supportive. In all other areas, there is majority support for amalgamation. Specifically, at least six in ten residents from Moncton (65%), Dieppe (65%), and other parts of the CMA (62%) support amalgamation. Interestingly, Francophones (68%) are more likely than Anglophones (55%) to support amalgamation.
“Given the close proximity of the three municipalities, it is perhaps not surprising that the majority would favour amalgamation”, said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates Inc. “What is perhaps surprising is the support for amalgamation in Dieppe and among Francophones in general.”
These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent telephone survey of 400 Moncton (Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)) adult residents, 18 years of age or older, conducted from October 21 to November 9, 2016. 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. 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