SURVEY SAYS ... half of respondents were pessimistic about the future of BC's natural resource sector; may reflect slow pace of project approval in BC, and well-publicized opposition to resource development
- 55% of respondents said natural resources were crucial to the BC economy, while another 43% considered them very important.
- 86% of people either strongly agreed or agreed that a strong resource sector helps create a vibrant economic base in BC on which we can grow other parts of the economy.
- A majority of respondents (81%) acknowledged that revenue from natural resources helps pay for provincial social programs such as health care and education.
- 75% of people agreed that the provincial government should encourage more investment in BC's natural resource sector.