Public trust in municipal organizations down since last election
Vancouver B.C. (1 May 2014) – Trust in four key municipal organizations has fallen dramatically since November 2011. Residents’ trust in the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) decreased from a high of 74% in November 2011 to 52 per cent. Even so, the VPD ranks highest among four municipal organizations examined.
The Vancouver Park Board ranks second (44% trust) and is showing signs of slow growth since September 2013.
Four-in-ten (40%) residents trust Vancouver’s School Board, which places the organization in third.
Trust in Vancouver’s municipal government continues at its fourth place trust ranking, and its lowest levels since tracking began.
Mixed results on municipal government’s scorecard
Almost two-thirds (65%) of Vancouver residents approve of the municipal government’s maintenance of parks and green spaces. Making Vancouver more environmentally conscious follows closely at 64%.””
Vancouverites are less approving of improving the Downtown Eastside (42%) and reducing street homelessness (38%), an eight-point decrease since January.
Note that this poll was taken in the days immediately prior to the release of homelessness numbers.
These are the findings of a Justason Market Intelligence Inc. online poll of 481 adult residents of the City of Vancouver. Justason’s panel was the sample source. Data were weighted to match the regional distributions and demographic characteristics (age and sex) of the City according to the most recent census.
- Dates of research: April 16 to 22, 2014
- Sample: 481 Vancouver City adults 18 years and older
- Methodology: Online
- Margin of error: The study relied on a non-probability sample of online panelists. A unweighted probability sample of 481 reports a margin of error of ±4.5 percentage points, 95% of the time.
- Research Sponsor: Justason Market Intelligence Inc.
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