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Survey says Nova Scotians divided about potential teachers' strike action

Support for teachers taking strike action stands at 47 per cent, while 44 per cent are opposed.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union sign

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The Nova Scotia Teachers Union sign

A recent survey shows Nova Scotia residents divided about potential strike action by the province’s public school teachers.

In a media released issued Thursday, Corporate Research Associates (CRA) said their most recent survey shows nearly one-half of Nova Scotia residents (47 per cent) completely or mostly support strike action by the province’s public school teachers.

A small percentage (44 per cent) mostly or completely oppose strike action. Another eight per cent didn’t know or didn’t offer an opinion.

Women and residents under the age of 55 were more likely to support teachers compared to males and those 55 years of age or older.

These findings are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 401 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from Nov. 9 to Nov. 29, with overall results accurate to within about 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

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