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Public Opinion Poll Results Show Support for Taipei City Government’s Key Events

Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC) of Taipei City Government has conducted polls from January 14th to 16th to understand support rate for city’s two major events, Taipei City New Year’s Eve Countdown Party and Taipei International Marathon 2019. The poll results indicated that broad Taipei city citizen support for these two events.

91% of Taipei Citizens Satisfied with the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
The survey has highlighted that 82% of the respondents knew there was a Countdown Party hosted at Taipei City Hall Plaza, and 66% of the respondents have watched the TV broadcast (46%) and Countdown Party’s related reports (20%). 
Likewise, when it comes to the impression of this event, about half (48%) of the respondents express their satisfaction, which is ten percent higher than last year (38%). Most importantly, the cross-analysis has found out that ninety-one percent of the Countdown Party’s participants satisfied with the entire New Year’s Eve arrangement. Regarding the traffic diversion, although only 45% of the respondents were satisfied with the arrangement, 82% of the New Year’s Eve participants were highly satisfied with the traffic regulation.   

85% of Taipei Citizens Agreed that Taipei Marathon 2019 is a Good Way to Promote Taipei City
2019 was a glorious year for Taipei Marathon. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF, aka World Athletics) announced that the Taipei Marathon has obtained Bronze Label Road Race certification, symbolizing it has officially become a world-class urban marathon event. Among 1,037 respondents, three quarters have heard of Taipei Marathon, but only eleven percent of respondents have ever attend any of the Taipei Marathon events. Regarding the Taipei Marathon 2019 performance, 37% of the respondents satisfied with the event, 59% had no comment, and 22% has already known it obtained Bronze Label Road Race certification. Impressively, 85% of respondents believed that it can promote the city’s tourism and marketing by hosting the Taipei Marathon event.

Statistical Method and Data Analysis 
The Poll was conducted by RDEC January 14 through 16 among a random national sample of 1,037 adults reached on landlines by the Taipei City Government. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.04 percentage points.