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St. John's, Newfoundland

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To understand St. John's residents' perceptions of neighbourhood change a telephone survey of 473 residents was conducted between June 22, 2017 and August 8, 2017. Overall, survey results show that residents of St. John's are quick to note uncertainty over the economy, as well as growth in housing, population growth, social problems like increased drug use and crime, and changes to infrastructure over the last five to 10 years. Perceptions of change to the built and natural environment are mixed, but there was a broad consensus among participants that ethnocultural diversity in the city had increased and people generally saw it as for the better.


Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)