The City of Calgary released the results of their latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey today, and it showed that Calgarians are pleased with their quality of life, and optimistic despite the economic conditions.
Major highlights include 83 per cent of Calgarians noting they are pleased with their quality of life, and 86 per cent saying Calgary was on the right track to becoming a 'better city' within 10 years.
Despite facing challenging times, Calgarians as a whole remain resilient. A number of surveys, including this one, report that people have a generally optimistic view about the future, and perceptions of their overall quality of life is still quite strong. [City of Calgary]
More highlights from the survey include:
- Affordable housing and transportation continue to surface as desired areas for increased investment.
- The City of Calgary continues to perform well on the environmental issues, sees significant gains from 2015.
- Satisfaction ratings for affordable housing are in the bottom tier, with 70 per cent satisfied and only 14 per cent saying very satisfied.
When asked on an open-ended basis what The City could do to improve the quality of life, the top two mentions are “improve job creation/employment” (13%, up from 2% in 2014) and “reduce taxes” (9%, up from 4% in 2014). [City of Calgary]
Detailed findings from the report can be found at the link above.