2014 Poll Of Residents Report

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The results of the RDI's annual poll of residents are now available. Each year, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) conducts a telephone survey of residents of the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. Undertaken as part of the State of the Basin initiative, the poll forms a component of the RDI's research into trends and conditions related to well-being in the Basin-Boundary. In past years, the goal of the survey has primarily been to understand resident's perceptions of well-being in their community. This year, survey design also emphasized understanding resident's experiences and behaviours related to important well-being topics. Highlights include:

  • only 15% of respondents feel that there are sufficient jobs available in their community,
  • over three quarters of respondents meet socially with friends or relatives at least once a week,
  • about half of respondents have a strong sense of spirituality, and
  • 76% of respondents often consider the environment when making purchasing, voting or behavioural decisions.

This report provides detailed results from this year's poll of residents.

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