26 Nov 2013

Satisfaction With Municipal Government Declines Among Moncton Residents

Halifax: Although the majority of residents in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Halifax Regional Municipality offer quite positive ratings of their municipal government, Moncton residents show a significant decline in satisfaction this quarter, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). Six in ten Moncton residents (62%, down from 74%) are completely or mostly satisfied, while a similar number (62%, compared with 63%) of Saint John residents are satisfied in this regard. Meanwhile, seven in ten Fredericton (70%, compared with 75%) and Halifax Regional Municipality residents (70%, compared with 69%) are completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of their municipal government and mayor.

“There has been a sharp decline in satisfaction with the performance of the municipal government in Moncton which is surprising,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This is especially the case given increased consumer confidence in the Greater Moncton area in the past quarter.”

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality, Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton residents. The results are based on an adult sample of 404 Halifax Regional Municipality, 401 Saint John, 400 Moncton, and 401 Fredericton residents, conducted from October 22 to November 5, 2013, with 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 or
Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830.

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CRA Corporate Research Associates