12:10 pm in Festival and Event Industry, Industry News, Ottawa News
ACS and NCC Release National Survey
In five years, Canadians will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Today, the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) released survey data to demonstrate how Canadians wish to mark the occasion. Conducted by the firm Leger Marketing for ACS in collaboration with the National Capital Commission (NCC), the survey reveals that 78% of Canadians wish to focus on what Canadians have accomplished in the 150 years since Confederation. Asked about their possible participation, 67% of Canadians agreed they will take part in celebrations that will be “held in my region” to mark the occasion, 44% of Canadians say they are willing to volunteer their time to celebrate the 150th anniversary and 31% of Canadians say they are willing to help organize an event for the 150th anniversary. Among the preferred ways to celebrate July 1st, 2017, one in ten Canadians suggest participating in Canada Day festivities in Canada\’s Capital. Read the rest of this entry →
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[Source: NCC press release]
Canada’s Capital Region – Today the National Capital Commission and the Association for Canadian Studies released survey data which found that a plurality of Canadians feel that the most important roles for the Capital is to represent Canada to the world and to the country. Canada’s Capital also ranked highest among international capital cities according to respondents in 4 countries surveyed.
ACS Executive Director Jack Jedwab said “our research collaboration with the NCC reveals Canadians rate their Capital more positively than other international leading capitals are rated by their own citizens”. When asked about overall perceptions of their own national capital, almost 9 out of 10 (89%) Canadians ranked Canada’s Capital as positive or very positive. This was higher than the ratings provided by the citizens surveyed in the United States (76%), United Kingdom (82%) and France (80%) about perceptions of their respective national capitals.
Some 82% of Canadians ranked the Capital Region positively (somewhat + very) when asked to rate some of the country’s major metropolitan areas.
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