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Results from the CityThink survey on the topic of municipal politics

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

1. On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being completely satisfied, how satisfied are you with city council?
• 1 – 3%
• 2 – 6%
• 3 – 8%
• 4 – 13%
• 5 – 20%
• 6 – 19%
• 7 – 15%
• 8 – 10%
• 9 – 2%
• 10 – 1%
• Don’t know – 3%

2. On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being completely satisfied, how satisfied are you with Mayor Peter Kelly?
• 1 – 7%
• 2 – 4%
• 3 – 6%
• 4 – 7%
• 5 – 15%
• 6 – 13%
• 7 – 19%
• 8 – 18%
• 9 – 4%
• 10 – 4%
• Don’t know – 2%

3. On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being completely satisfied, how satisfied are you with the level of municipal taxation considering the municipal services you receive?
• 1 – 7%
• 2 – 7%
• 3 – 7%
• 4 – 12%
• 5 – 19%
• 6 – 16%
• 7 – 17%
• 8 – 8%
• 9 – 1%
• 10 – 2%
• Refused to answer – 1%
• Don’t know – 5%

4. Over the past 12 months, has your impression of Mayor Peter Kelly …
• Improved greatly – 1%
• Improved somewhat – 6%
• Stayed the same – 68%
• Worsened somewhat – 17%
• Worsened greatly – 6%
• Refused – 1%
• Don’t know – 2%

5. There are currently 23 councillors for Halifax Regional Municipality. In your opinion, should there be an increase in the number of councillors for HRM, a decrease in the number of councillors for HRM or should the number of councillors remain the same?
• Increase – 4%
• Decrease – 56%
• Remain the same – 36%
• Don’t know – 4%

6. Did you vote in the last municipal election?
• Yes – 81%
• No – 17%
• Don’t know/Refused – 2%

7. Do you intend to vote in the next municipal election?
• Yes – 90%
• No – 7%
• Don’t know – 4%