Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18953
 
Where Should Vikings Play? Little Consensus in Minnesota:

Minnesotans remain split on the Metrodome. 1/3 say the Vikings should keep playing without renovating the stadium; 1/3 say the Vikings should renovate the Metrodome but keep playing there, and 1/3 say a new stadium should be built. Gambling, as one way to help pay for a new stadium, is supported 5:4. A downtown casino is preferred over other gambling options. If a new stadium is built, it should be built on the same site, a plurality say.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 Minnesota adults 01/31/12 through 02/02/12. Of the adults, 542 were registered to vote. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (78% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (22% of registered voters) were shown a visual questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device.

 
Should the Minnesota Vikings keep playing football in the Metrodome without renovating it? Should they renovate the stadium and keep playing in it? Or should a new stadium be built?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Keep Playing, Don't Renovate29%26%32%32%30%25%30%31%27%27%29%31%27%30%36%28%41%24%26%31%34%24%36%30%19%28%37%28%27%
Renovate Metrodome36%30%42%34%33%42%32%33%38%43%34%36%40%32%29%36%26%39%39%33%36%37%38%37%33%37%35%37%32%
Build New Stadium28%38%19%26%34%25%29%30%27%25%29%28%26%32%30%29%25%30%25%28%26%30%20%24%42%29%22%31%30%
Not Sure7%6%8%9%4%8%8%6%8%5%8%6%7%7%6%7%7%6%9%8%4%9%6%8%6%7%6%4%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
Should legalized gambling be expanded in Minnesota to raise revenue to help finance a new stadium for the Vikings?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Yes50%64%36%49%52%46%55%50%49%48%50%55%45%53%56%51%50%53%40%58%49%46%42%49%56%49%49%57%45%
No39%32%46%38%35%45%35%37%41%42%38%35%43%37%44%38%35%37%49%32%40%41%43%38%39%38%38%37%46%
Not Sure11%5%17%13%13%9%10%13%9%10%12%10%12%11%0%11%14%11%11%10%11%13%15%13%6%13%14%5%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
If legalized gambling were expanded to raise revenue for a new Vikings stadium, which would you prefer? Electronic pulltabs? Slot machines at horse-racing tracks, called "Racinos"? A casino in downtown Minneapolis? Or something else?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Electronic Pulltabs10%8%11%8%4%13%14%6%13%9%10%13%9%8%13%10%8%12%7%7%11%9%8%9%12%9%8%11%10%
Racinos23%24%22%20%24%24%23%22%24%21%23%22%26%20%20%23%29%21%19%15%23%25%18%23%25%24%27%18%20%
Casino In Downtown Minneapolis38%43%34%49%41%35%25%45%31%46%36%33%41%40%41%38%30%38%49%41%39%37%36%40%38%39%32%45%36%
Something Else21%20%22%12%21%22%31%17%25%12%23%24%15%24%23%20%25%19%17%29%18%20%27%20%17%19%24%21%24%
Not Sure9%6%11%11%10%6%7%11%6%13%8%8%9%7%3%9%8%9%9%7%9%9%10%8%8%9%9%5%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
4If a new Vikings stadium is built, should it be located in Arden Hills? In Minneapolis at the Metrodome site? At a different downtown Minneapolis site? In Shakopee? Or somewhere else?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Arden Hills23%30%17%21%26%22%24%23%23%21%24%26%23%23%27%24%29%23%17%18%26%22%19%23%26%23%19%26%25%
Metrodome Site40%35%44%35%37%47%36%36%43%39%40%36%44%36%38%39%27%46%44%30%41%43%36%41%42%42%35%37%33%
Different Downtown Minneapolis Site6%5%7%5%7%4%9%6%5%7%5%6%7%5%5%6%3%7%7%9%4%6%9%5%4%6%0%12%5%
Shakopee14%15%14%22%9%13%14%15%13%18%13%19%11%14%18%14%20%11%13%19%13%14%9%15%16%13%28%12%10%
Somewhere Else7%6%8%2%11%8%8%7%8%2%8%5%5%11%7%7%11%4%6%11%4%8%9%7%5%7%3%8%10%
Not Sure10%10%10%15%9%7%9%12%8%13%9%9%10%12%4%10%10%9%12%13%11%8%17%9%7%8%15%6%17%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
Should any tax dollars be used to help finance a new stadium for the Vikings? Or should any new stadium be built entirely with private funding?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Tax Dollars22%31%14%20%26%22%22%23%22%18%24%24%22%22%19%24%21%25%18%18%19%27%15%22%30%24%14%28%18%
Entirely With Private Funding68%62%73%75%65%68%61%70%65%77%65%67%65%71%68%67%72%63%75%68%72%64%72%68%61%66%72%62%76%
Not Sure10%7%13%6%9%10%17%7%13%5%11%9%13%7%13%9%7%12%7%14%9%9%12%10%9%10%14%10%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%
 
Should there be a public vote before any taxes are raised to pay for a Vikings stadium?
542 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+Cell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome ColCollege < $40K$40K - $> $80KTwin CitS MNW MNNE MN
Yes77%70%83%81%83%77%62%82%72%93%73%76%75%79%77%77%77%78%76%73%78%79%80%79%73%77%76%77%76%
No15%22%9%14%13%15%19%14%16%7%17%16%16%15%19%15%13%15%16%14%15%15%8%12%24%15%12%15%16%
Not Sure8%8%8%5%4%8%19%5%12%0%10%9%9%7%4%8%10%7%8%14%7%7%13%8%3%7%12%9%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%27%25%30%17%52%48%22%78%23%38%37%7%87%27%48%22%18%35%47%25%46%29%59%13%14%14%