Shale Gas Continues to be a Divisive Issue in New Brunswick

    You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

Shale Gas Continues to be a Divisive Issue in New Brunswick

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 2015485 Views

January 7, 2015

HALIFAX: In a recent poll asking New Brunswickers their opinions on shale gas, results reveal that residents are just as likely to support as to oppose the exploration and development of shale gas in the province, according to a recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). Specifically, four in ten (41%) residents completely or mostly support shale gas exploration and development, while a similar number (45%) completely or mostly oppose, and one in seven (14%) either do not know or do not offer an opinion.

Across the province regionally, residents in Northern New Brunswick and Moncton are more likely to oppose shale gas exploration and development compared with those in the Southern region. Across the population, men and those in the highest household income category are more likely than others to offer their support.

“Shale gas development continues to be a divisive issue in New Brunswick,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “Based on the nearly even split in opinion, this issue is one of these ‘can’t win’ political problems dreaded by government.”

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 400 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from November 6 to November 26, 2014, with overall results accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact:

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO, at (902) 493-3838

Ce communiqué de presse est également offert en français.

CRA Atlantic Quarterly® – Autumn 2014

New Brunswick Results

Sample: 400 New Brunswickers (18 years plus)

Interview Dates: November 6 to November 26, 2014

Overall Margin of Sampling Error: ±4.9 percentage points (95% confidence level)

All things considered do you completely support, mostly support, mostly oppose, or completely oppose the exploration and development of shale gas in New Brunswick?

Region

New

Northern

Southern

Moncton

Brunswick

NB

NB

and area *

Completely support

13%

13%

14%

11%

Mostly support

28%

23%

30%

32%

Mostly oppose

23%

23%

24%

22%

Completely oppose

22%

25%

16%

29%

Don’t know/No answer

14%

16%

16%

7%

*Does not equal 100% due to rounding

NT3

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More