A survey by MQO Research and The Telegram asked 400 St. John’s residents dozens of questions in broad areas, including quality of life, health care, crime, the economy and municipal services. MQO Research also surveyed residents of Halifax and Moncton and asked them the same questions. Those results are compared below. The margin of error is plus or minus 5.0%, 19 times out of 20.

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

11% of people surveyed plan on buying a new house in the next 12 months.

25% of people surveyed plan to renovate their house in the next 12 months.

Moncton, New Brunswick

9% of people surveyed plan on buying a new house in the next 12 months.

21% of people surveyed plan to renovate their house in the next 12 months.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

8% of people surveyed plan on buying a new house in the next 12 months.

29% of people surveyed plan to renovate their house in the next 12 months.