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RSR ROBBINS Research - British Columbia Politics December 10, 2011
  Dec 10, 2011

Question #1
In your opinion should the Evergreen Line Transportation system be built now?
Yes    60 %
No    30 %
Question #2
In your opinion how likely is it that the completed Evergreen Line will improve transportation congestion in the Tri-City area?
Likely    54 %
Unlikely    31 %
Question #3
In your opinion will the completed Evergreen Line increase or decrease property values within the orbit of the Tri-City generally?
Increase    46 %
Decrease    15 %
Question #4
Do you believe the Evergreen Line will be fully utilized by residents and others visiting the Tri-City?
Yes    57 %
No    24 %
Question #5
In your opinion who is most responsible for the delays to the commencement of construction of the Evergreen Line? (To 100%)
Successive BC Governments    28 %
BC Liberal Government    23.5 %
BC and Ottawa    15.5 %
Translink    33.5 %
Other/Don’t Know/Undecided    16 %
Commentary
Generally, the results of questions 2 through 4 indicate that property owners residing in the Tri-City region of the province view the completion of the Evergreen Line as positive in terms of improving transportation congestion, increasing property values and further belief that the Evergreen Line will be fully utilized when operational.
On a decided basis (63.5%) of property owners believe “that the completed Evergreen Line will improve transportation congestion in the Tri-City area”, (75.5%) believe that its construction will increase property values and (70.5%) of property owners belief the Evergreen Line will be “fully utilized”.
On who is to blame for delays in construction of the Evergreen Line (66.5%) of property owners blame government, while (33.3%) blame Translink, however of the four response options offered (other than Undecided) blaming government is occupied by 3 response choices and Translink one. On a simple random basis Translink would attract (25%) selection. On a 50/50 random application of these outcomes Translink is blamed on a (67%) basis.
Of the three blame government response choices (46%) of (75%) (Random) select the BC Liberal government either directly or in conjunction with another direct or implied option. Accordingly, (61.5%) of property owners in the Tri-City blame the BC Liberal government.
On a statistical basis (44.5%) blame BC provincial or federal government generally, while (55.5%) blame Translink. Between the BC Liberal government (48%) blame them, while (52%) statistically blame Translink – if the pattern of these outcomes were to hold over 7,700 property owners.
A telephone sample of 404 ‘property owners’ residing in the Tri-City area of British Columbia including: Port Moody, Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam. Poll was conducted November 16-22, 2011. This poll features a margin of error of 4.87%, plus or minus – 19 times out of 20.

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