03 Dec 2012
New Saint John Mayor and Council Enjoy High Satisfaction and Confidence
SAINT JOHN: The majority of Saint John and surrounding area residents are satisfied with their newly elected municipal councils and mayors, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, seven in ten Saint John and surrounding area residents are completely (12%) or mostly (58%) satisfied with their mayor and council. On the other hand, one in ten are dissatisfied, while five percent feel it is too soon to tell, three percent are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, and twelve percent did not provide an opinion.
In the City of Saint John proper, three-quarters of residents are satisfied, while in surrounding areas satisfaction is somewhat lower where six in ten residents are satisfied.
“It appears the new mayor of Saint John is off to a favourable start in his mandate,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates Inc. “There is little doubt that residents have higher expectations of the current council than the previous one.”
Residents of the City of Saint John proper also have more confidence in the newly elected mayor and council. Specifically, one-half of residents indicate being more confident in Mel Norton and his council than the previous mayor, Ivan Court. Just over one-quarter have the same level of confidence in Mr. Norton, while only five percent are less confident. Four percent say it is too soon to tell, and eleven percent are unsure.
These results are part of the CRA Saint John Urban Report, an independent survey of the Greater Saint John Area residents. The results are based on a sample of 406 adult residents, conducted from November 9 to November 14, 2012, with results accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. For the City of Saint John proper, results are accurate to within ±6.2 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
For more information, please contact:
Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838 or
Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830.