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VIEWS ON WINNIPEG

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JUNE 2018
METHODOLOGY
Between June 5 and 19, 2018, Probe Research surveyed a
ABOUT THE random and representative sampling of 600 adults residing in
Winnipeg.
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With a sample of 600, one can say with 95 percent
For more than two decades, Probe Research Inc.
certainty that the results are within ± 4.0 percentage
has undertaken quarterly omnibus surveys of
points of what they would have been if the entire adult
random and representative samples of Manitoba
population of Winnipeg had been surveyed. The margin
adults. These scientific surveys have provided
of error is higher within each of the survey’s population
strategic and proprietary insights to hundreds of
sub-groups.
public, private and not-for-profit clients on a range
of social, cultural and public policy topics. The
Modified random digit dialing, including both landline and
Probe Research Omnibus Survey of 1,000
wireless numbers, ensured all Winnipeg adults had an
Manitoba adults is the province’s largest and
equal opportunity to participate in this Probe Research
most trusted general population survey.
survey. A CATI-to-web approach was employed whereby
a live-voice operator or interactive system randomly
recruited respondents by telephone, inviting them to
complete the survey via a secure online questionnaire.
SURVEY INSTRUMENT In addition, 115 randomly recruited Probe Research
The survey instrument was designed by Probe panel members were included in this general population
Research in close consultation with ATU Local adult sampling.
1505.
Minor statistical weighting has been applied to this
sample to ensure that age and gender characteristics
properly reflect known attributes of the city’s population.
All data analysis was performed using SPSS statistical
analysis software.
FOR MORE KEY FINDINGS
INFORMATION:

• There is substantial support for 50-50 provincial funding for Winnipeg


Transit. Nearly eight-in-ten believe shared funding is important. More than
four-in-ten believe a 50-50 model is very important.

MARY AGNES
WELCH
SENIOR RESEARCHER
• Not surprisingly, core residents, supporters of the provincial New
Democrats and regular transit riders are most likely to say shared provincial
funding of Winnipeg’s bus system is very important.

211 – 10 Fort St.


Winnipeg, MB
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VIEWS ON
79%
PROVINCIAL
FUNDING FOR
TRANSIT
34%

Q7. “For decades, the Somewhat


provincial government shared Very
the operating costs of
Winnipeg Transit with the city.
Last year, the provincial 21%
government scaled back this 45%
50-50 funding deal in order to
help balance the provincial 15%
budget. How important or
unimportant is it for you that 6%
the provincial government
split the cost of transit with Important Unimportant
Winnipeg?” (N=600)

Most likely to say provincial transit funding is very important are…

█ Residents of the core (55% vs. 38% in the northeast and northwest).
Base: Winnipeg adults
█ Regular transit users (62% vs. 31% who never use transit).

█ NDP supporters (65% vs. 21% among PC supporters).


Regularly Occasionally Never
PREVALENCE OF (daily to a few (a few times a month
TRANSPORTATION times a week) to once a year)
MODES
86%

57%
ATU/CAA1. “There are
various ways Winnipeggers 39% 39% 41%
37%
get around the city every day. 31%
Please indicate how often you
22% 20%
use each mode of
transportation as part of your 9% 10%
day-to-day commute to work 5%
or school, to run errands or
visit friends and family. Here, Driving Walking Biking Taking the bus
we’re thinking about your (especially in
daily transportation, not good weather)
recreational activities.”
(N=600) Most likely to be regular Most likely to be regular Most likely to be regular
walkers are… cyclists are… transit users are…

█ Younger adults (64% █ Core-area residents (33% vs. █ Younger adults (34% vs.
among those 18-34 vs. 52% 13% in the northwest). 12% among those 55+).
among those 55+).
█ Core-are residents (32% vs.
█ Lower-income people (73% 16% in the northwest).
Base: Winnipeg adults
among those earning
<$30K vs. 55% among █ Lower-income people (57%
those in $100K+ among those earning <$30K
households). vs. 10% among those in
$100K+ households).