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The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of its members between 24 January and 5 February 2013. There were 254 responses received.
Some key highlights of the survey:
- 87.7% of the respondent business were located in George Town.
- 91.6% of the respondents were not satisfied with the way things are going in the Cayman Islands.
- 56.6% of the respondents felt the economic conditions today are fair. 36.3% thought they were poor.
- The respondents 5 most critical issues facing the Cayman Islands were: Government competence; Crime and public safety; Public Spending; Cost of living/National debt (tied) then Cost of doing business/Education (tied).
- The respondents 5 extremely important issues to be discussed in the Cayman Islands were: Government spending; National debt; Crime and public safety, Cost of living then Cost of doing business.
- With regards respondents thoughts on what matters most in selecting a candidate the following were the responses from highest to lowest:
- Whether the candidate has a solid plan and support from the majority of the community to address the Islands’ problems
- The character or personal qualities of a candidate
- The candidates potion in the issues
- The candidates overall experience
- The political party of a candidate
- The following were the top 3 responses of which factors influenced the respondents political opinion:
- The candidates positions/manifesto
- The candidates impact on the respondents personal economic conditions
- The candidates impact on the respondents business
For more information on the survey contact please contact the Chamber at 743-9122