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Results from the CityThink survey on the topic of HRM development

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. Do you think HRM’s development policies …
• Favour development — 42%
• Inhibit development — 39%
• Neither favour nor inhibit development — 8%
• Don’t know — 10%
• Refused to answer — 1%

2. Do you think HRM’s development policies …
• Place too much emphasis on heritage preservation — 30%
• Appropriately balance the interests of heritage preservation and development — 44%
• Place insufficient emphasis on heritage preservation — 22%

3. Thinking back over the past 12 months, how would you describe HRM’s growth? Would you say HRM has grown a lot, some, a little or not at all?
• A lot — 25%
• Some — 40%
• A little — 24%
• Not at all — 9%
• Don’t know — 2%

4. How willing would you be to pay higher municipal taxes in order to make HRM more environmentally friendly? Would you be very willing, somewhat willing, somewhat unwilling or very unwilling?
• Very willing — 8%
• Somewhat willing — 45%
• Somewhat unwilling — 21%
• Very unwilling — 25%
• Don’t know — 1%

5. HRM needs a new, large outdoor sports stadium.

• Completely agree — 28%
• Mostly agree — 32%
• Neutral — 2%
• Mostly disagree — 24%
• Completely disagree — 12%
• Don’t know — 2%

 
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