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Find out what people across our province think about the place we call home.

Across BC we feel positive, we treasure the natural beauty of our province, and enjoy our communities in different ways.

We feel positive most of the time

7.4/10

74

Q14. In general, how often do you feel positive? (0=never, 10=always)
Total respondents = 7,137
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Natural beauty is the top reason we love BC

Q2. What do you like most about living in your community?
(Select up to three). Total respondents = 7,137

Natural beauty is the #1 reason we love BC

Q2. What do you like most about living in your community?
(Select up to three). Total respondents = 7,137
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We enjoy different things about our community

In Metro Vancouver we particularly enjoy walkability and ease of moving around within in our communities, while in the rest of the province we appreciate our lifestyle and recreation opportunities.

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Walkability/easy to move around

29

Metro Vancouver

11

Outside Metro Vancouver

Lifestyle/recreation opportunities

12

Metro Vancouver

22

Outside Metro Vancouver

Q2 What do you like most about living in your community? (Select up to three). Total respondents=7,137.

Walkability/easy to move around

 

29

Metro Vancouver

11

Outside Metro Vancouver

Lifestyle/recreation opportunities

 

12

Metro Vancouver

22

Outside Metro Vancouver

Q2 What do you like most about living in your community? (Select up to three). Total respondents=7,137.

We experience concerns about housing, safety, and employment differently depending on where we live.

Housing pressures felt strongest within Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver 0
Outside Metro Vancouver 0
British Columbia 0
Q3b. And of these, what would be the most important issue or concern? Total respondents = 7,137

Safety concerns highest in the Fraser regions

Fraser South 0
Fraser East 0
Fraser North 0
British Columbia 0
Q3B. And of these, what would be the most important issue or concern? Total respondents=7,137

Employment concerns significantly higher outside Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver 0
Outside Metro Vancouver 0
British Columbia 0
Q3B. And of these, what would be the most important issue or concern?
Total respondents=7,137

We are active in our communities

Two thirds of us feel a strong sense of belonging, and we report high levels of trust and safety in our neighbourhoods.

Q4. Thinking about the last 12 months, please indicate if you have done any of the following in your community. Total respondents=7,137
72

Have visited a local library, community centre, or recreation centre in the last 12 months

Q5. How would you describe your sense of belonging to your local neighbourhood? Total respondents = 7,137
66

have a strong sense of belonging to their neighbourhood

Q12. If you lost a wallet or purse containing 100 dollars, how likely do you think it would be returned to you, with the money inside, if it was found by one of your neighbours? Total respondents=7,137
70

think a lost wallet or purse would be returned, with the money inside, if it was found by a neighbour

Q10. Do you feel safe walking alone in your neighbourhood after dark? Total respondents = 7,137
78

of people in BC feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark

We are active in our communities

Two thirds of us feel a strong sense of belonging, and we report high levels of trust and safety in our neighbourhoods.

Q4. Thinking about the last 12 months, please indicate if you have done any of the following in your community. Total respondents=7,137
72

Have visited a local library, community centre, or recreation centre in the last 12 months

Q5. How would you describe your sense of belonging to your local neighbourhood? Total respondents = 7,137
66

have a strong sense of belonging to their neighbourhood

Q12. If you lost a wallet or purse containing 100 dollars, how likely do you think it would be returned to you, with the money inside, if it was found by one of your neighbours? Total respondents=7,137
70

think a lost wallet or purse would be returned, with the money inside, if it was found by a neighbour

Q10. Do you feel safe walking alone in your neighbourhood after dark? Total respondents = 7,137
78

of people in BC feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark

We are active in our communities

Two thirds of us feel a strong sense of belonging, and we report high levels of trust and safety in our neighbourhoods.

Q4. Thinking about the last 12 months, please indicate if you have done any of the following in your community. Total respondents=7,137
72

Have visited a local library, community centre, or recreation centre in the last 12 months

Q5. How would you describe your sense of belonging to your local neighbourhood? Total respondents = 7,137
66

have a strong sense of belonging to their neighbourhood

Q12. If you lost a wallet or purse containing 100 dollars, how likely do you think it would be returned to you, with the money inside, if it was found by one of your neighbours? Total respondents=7,137
70

think a lost wallet or purse would be returned, with the money inside, if it was found by a neighbour

Q10. Do you feel safe walking alone in your neighbourhood after dark? Total respondents = 7,137
78

of people in BC feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark

But there are opportunities for better connections

Across BC, we feel unsure if people moving onto our street would be welcomed.


Few of us strongly agree that someone new moving onto our street would be welcomed, and there is room for improvement in all regions.

45

agree that someone new moving onto their street would be welcomed into the neighbourhood

Q16. When someone new moves onto my street, they are welcomed into the neighbourhood? Total respondents = 7,137
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We know how we want to get more involved in our communities.

53

Q8. If you wanted to be more involved in your community and help strengthen your community, which of the following would you be likely to do?Total respondents = 7,137

would participate in a local project

53

would participate in a local project

Q8. If you wanted to be more involved in your community and help strengthen your community, which of the following would you be likely to do?Total respondents = 7,137
18

have participated in a local project

Q4. Thinking about the last 12 months, please indicate if you have done any of the following in your community. Total respondents = 7,137
53

Q8. If you wanted to be more involved in your community and help strengthen your community, which of the following would you be likely to do?Total respondents = 7,137

would participate in a local project

Q8. If you wanted to be more involved in your community and help strengthen your community, which of the following would you be likely to do?Total respondents = 7,137
18

have participated in a local project

Q4. Thinking about the last 12 months, please indicate if you have done any of the following in your community. Total respondents = 7,137