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Municipal Poll Results (Calgary)
Monday, 1 April 2013 - 8:30am
The Manning Foundation surveyed over 4,000 Calgarians in the fall of 2012 to understand where they stand on various municipal issues. Three themes, forming the basis of subsequent research, stood out:
- Affordability: Given a list of relevant issues, Calgarians have expressed strong concern about the city’s cost of living. They prefer to hold the line on taxes rather than increasing taxes to improve city services.
- Mobility: Calgarians are fairly divided as to whether to place more emphasis on roads and parking or transit. This suggests a need to accommodate both modes of transportation.
- Public Safety: Crime and safety rated as the number one unprompted issue facing the city, and when prompted, Calgarians expressed particular concern about safety related to C-Train stations after dark.