09 Sep 2014

Satisfaction with Municipal Government Continues to be High for Four Largest Maritime Cities

Halifax: Residents in four municipalities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are satisfied with their municipal government and results are stable as compared to last quarter, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). Specifically, three-quarters of Fredericton residents (76%, compared with 78% three months ago) are completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of their municipal government and mayor. Meanwhile, seven in ten Halifax residents are satisfied (70%, compared with 65%), while approximately two-thirds of Moncton residents (67%, compared with 72%) and Saint John residents (64%, compared with 68%) are satisfied in this regard.

“Municipal governments of the four largest cities in the Maritimes continue to enjoy high levels of satisfaction, led by Fredericton for the fifth consecutive quarter,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates.

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent telephone survey of Halifax CMA, Saint John CMA, Moncton CMA, and Fredericton CA residents which interviewed an adult sample of 400 Halifax CMA, 407 Saint John CMA, 409 Moncton CMA , and 400 Fredericton CA residents from July 21 to August 6, 2014. The survey results for this press release are based on 400 Halifax CMA residents (margin of error accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times), 216 City of Saint John residents (margin of error ±6.7%), 197 City of Moncton residents (margin of error ±7.0%), and 287 City of Fredericton residents (margin of error ±5.8%).

For more information, please contact:

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838 or
Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830.

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