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The Centenary celebrations have inspired increased local pride in Canberra with nine out of ten respondents to a new survey saying they had promoted positive feelings about the national capital and had an increased knowledge of its history, Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher revealed today.
The centenary has also prompted more ACT residents to discuss the city positively with family, friends, colleagues and people living elsewhere or overseas according to the detailed research.
The research conducted by Market Attitude Research Services (MARS), shows that pride in Canberra has increased strongly this year.
In the third ‘wave’ of random telephone interviews – between mid-August and early November – with people living in Canberra and surrounding NSW, 94 per cent said they were proud to extremely proud of the national capital.
This is a big increase over the first or benchmark survey in 2012, when the pride rating was 76%. Overall this year it was 91 per cent.
“One of the greatest things to come from our centenary has been the unearthing of community and city pride, and with 9 out of 10 Canberrans feeling a sense of pride in our city. This is a great legacy from the year,” the Chief Minister said.