06 Jun 2013

Residents Hold Fredericton and Council in High Regard

Residents Hold Fredericton and Council in High Regard

Fredericton: The majority of Fredericton residents offer positive ratings of their city, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). When asked how they would rate Fredericton as a place to live, over nine in ten (93%) Fredericton and surrounding area residents offer an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ rating of their city. In fact, almost six in ten (56%) residents offer the highest rating of ‘excellent’ when rating the city as a place to live.

Residents across the city offer equally positive ratings, with 95 percent of Fredericton North residents, 91 percent of Fredericton South and 92 percent of surrounding area residents rating the city as an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ place to live. 

Satisfaction with the municipal government of Fredericton is also high with three-quarters (75%) of residents currently completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of the municipal council. This is in contrast to opinion of the performance of the Halifax and Saint John municipalities where approximately seven in ten residents (68% and 70% respectively) are satisfied with the performance of their municipal councils.

Satisfaction with the municipal government varies across the city and surrounding areas. Specifically, 80 percent of Fredericton North residents are satisfied with the current municipal government compared with 77 percent of Fredericton South residents and 68 percent of surrounding area residents.

“Relative to other municipalities in the Maritimes, residents rate the performance of the municipality more favourably in Fredericton,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates.

These results are part of the CRA Fredericton Urban Report an independent survey of Fredericton City residents, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult  residents, conducted from May 13 to May 28, 2013, with overall results accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. 
For more information, please contact:
Don Mills, Chairman and CEO, at (902) 493-3838
Margaret Brigley, President and COO, at (902) 493-3830

View full media release here.

CRA Corporate Research Associates