The Tourism Research Centre at the University of Prince Edward Island has released its Wind Energy Report, a study to “capture perceptions of wind energy production and wind farms, and their perceived effects on the landscape.” While the findings on wind energy are predictable (“82% of visitors and 75% of residents either agreed or strongly agreed that ‘There should be more wind farms on PEI’ ”), impressions of the Island’s branding as “Canada’s Green Province” showed a strong difference between Islanders and visitors:
There is some disagreement between visitors and Islanders as to PEI’s position as “Canada’s Green Province”. While over 83% of visitors feel this statement is either accurate or very accurate, only 30% of Islanders feel the same way. In addition, 37% of residents feel this statement is not accurate or not at all accurate. Only 7% of visitors feel this way.
I wonder who’s right.