Community Survey 2007

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Survey Date: 
Oct 30, 2007

Synovate (formerly “MarkTrend Research Inc.”) was commissioned to conduct the above mentioned surveys since 1991, including this year’s Community Survey for the District of West Vancouver. This report contains the detailed findings from this most recent study and, where applicable, compares findings to historical data as far back as 1983.

Some highlights of the report:

  • The majority of West Vancouver residents feel the community offers a high quality of life, is a good place to raise a family and is a good place to retire.
  • Consistent with trends dating back to 2001, the large majority of West Vancouver residents say they are very to somewhat satisfied overall with municipal services.
  • Municipal services that residents tend to recognize (i.e. they are the most satisfied with) are library services (mentioned by 45%, fire and rescue services (40%) and garbage collection (37%).
  • Unchanged from historical trends, 86% of West Vancouver homeowners currently feel they get good value for the municipal share of their property taxes