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CityThink survey results on the topic of HRM’s economy

The CityThink survey sampled 500 residents in HRM last month and carries a margin of error of 4.4 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

The CityThink survey sampled 500 residents in HRM last month and carries a margin of error of 4.4 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

1. Overall, how would you rate HRM’s economy?
• Excellent – 6%
• Good – 49%
• Fair – 35%
• Poor – 8%
• Don’t know/Refused – 2%

2. Thinking ahead to this time next year, do you expect HRM’s economy to be …
• Better – 32%
• About the same – 57%
• Worse – 9%
• Don’t know/Refused – 1%

3. And how would you rate HRM as a place to do each of the following? Is HRM an excellent, good, fair or poor place to …
a.) Start a new business
• Excellent – 5%
• Good – 36%
• Fair – 37%
• Poor – 14%

b.) Grow an existing business
• Excellent – 4%
• Good – 41%
• Fair – 41%
• Poor – 6%
• Don't know – 7%

c.) Work in the field for which you are trained
• Excellent – 4%
• Good – 41%
• Fair – 41%
• Poor – 6%
• Don’t know – 7%

d.) Earn a competitive salary for the work you do
• Excellent – 9%
• Good – 38%
• Fair – 33%
• Poor – 15%
• Don’t know – 4%
• Refused to answer – 1%

e.) Participate in a wide range of leisure activities
• Excellent – 24%
• Good – 52%
• Fair – 19%
• Poor – 5%

f.) Develop commercial real estate such as office buildings, industrial sites and retail properties
• Excellent – 9%
• Good – 43 %
• Fair – 30%
• Poor – 11%
• Don’t know – 7%

4. Thinking in general about the economic growth that has occurred in HRM over the past 10 years, would you say it has been …
• Good for HRM – 67%
• Neither good nor bad for HRM – 25%
• Bad for HRM – 5%
• Don’t know – 2%

5. Thinking in general about the residential development that has occurred in HRM over the past 10 years, would you say it has been …
• Good for HRM – 69%
• Neither good nor bad for HRM – 20%
• Bad for HRM – 10%
• Don’t know – 1%
• Refused – 1%

6. Thinking in general about the commercial development that has occurred in HRM over the past 10 years, would you say it has been …
• Good for HRM – 70%
• Neither good nor bad for HRM – 22%
• Bad for HRM – 6%
• Don’t know – 2%

7. Do you feel more positive, more negative or about the same toward Downtown Halifax compared to three years ago?
• More positive – 16%
• More negative – 19%
• About the same – 64%
• Don’t know – 1%

8. On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being “very concerned,” how concerned are you about the changes happening in Downtown Halifax?
• 10 – 9%
• 9 – 2%
• 8 – 11%
• 7 – 14%
• 6 – 10%
• 5 – 17%
• 4 – 7%
• 3 – 9%
• 2 – 4%
• 1 – 15%
• Don’t know – 3%

9. Over the past 12 months, how often did you go downtown?
• More than once a week – 20%
• Once a week – 14%
• Two to three times a month – 23%
• Once a month – 16%
• Once every two or three months – 15%
• Less often – 8%
• Never – 4%

 
 
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