Survey reveals some residents think quality of life has worsened in Brampton


Although the City of Brampton is a place many people are happy to call home, a recent report has revealed that 4 out of 10 Brampton residents feel that their lives have gotten worse in the city over the past three years.

Last year, a community satisfaction survey by Forum Research was commissioned by the city and the results were revealed at a recent budget committee meeting that took place on February 19, 2020.

In its presentation to council, the research firm stated that the survey participants said that Brampton is an expensive city to live in and that “crime in the city is negatively affecting quality of life.”

The presentation also mentioned that participants said that they “feel less safe in Brampton now than they did in previous years."

According to the survey, 12 per cent rated quality of life in Brampton as "excellent", 49 per cent rated it "good", while 28 per cent said “fair” and 12 per cent said “poor”.

Participants mentioned that investments in commuting infrastructure have improved quality of life; however, traffic and congestion has gotten worse,” noted the presentation.

In 2019, a quarter of Brampton residents said that the most important local problem facing the city was public safety, crime and policing, while the second most important problem was traffic and congestion, according to the survey.

In terms of what residents are most proud of, 29 per cent said parks and naturalized areas, 17 per cent said public transit and 13 per cent said quality of roads and street cleanliness. 

This survey was conducted between August 30 and September 21, 2019, with a sample size of 1,101 Brampton residents ages 18 and older with a margin of error of 2.95 per cent.

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