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For each of the following, please indicate whether, in your opinion, this issue or problem is very important, somewhat important, not very or not at all important to the residents of the Greater Montreal.

Montrealers are very aware of the issues affecting the quality of life in the region. Among the problems they were consulted on, they were especially concerned about road safety, the environment and poverty.

What is the single most important issue or problem you would like to see addressed first to improve the quality of life in general in the Greater Montreal Area?

Respondents are very divided on the priority issues they believe should be addressed to improve the quality of life in the region. However, more than half of them identified four issues: poverty, quality of the environment, public transit and integration of immigrant communities.

A group of proud gardeners gathered
in one of Action communiterre’s
collective gardens in N.D.G.

Over the last 12 months, have you done each of the following very often, quite often, rarely or never?

Montrealers are willing to take steps to improve the quality of life in their community, especially when they are given the right tools. Recycling is an excellent example of this.


SURVEY METHODOLOGY
The results of the survey are based on 502 telephone interviews conducted in the Montreal metropolitan area between August 14 and 24, 2008, as part of the CROP Express omnibus survey. Respondents were chosen at random among people aged 18 and over in the households selected who could answer the questions in either French or English. The results were weighted on the basis of the 2006 Census of Canada to reflect the distribution of the adult population of the Montreal metropolitan area by gender, age and the language commonly used at home. From a statistical point of view, a sample of this size (n=502) is accurate within 4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.