Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18949
 
Overwhelming Opposition in Georgia to Using Tax Dollars to Pay for New Open-Air Stadium in Atlanta .. Unless Of Course It Would Keep the Falcons in Town: Georgians are 5:1 against using public tax dollars to fund a piece of a new stadium in Atlanta ... until you posit to them that without the tax dollars, the Falcons football team might leave town. In that case, tax dollars are still opposed, but only by 5:3, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WXIA-TV Atlanta. When the argument is advanced that tax dollars might help bring another super bowl to Atlanta, there is still 2:1 opposition among Georgia registered voters to using tax dollars on the stadium.
 
1Would you support? Or would you oppose? Using tax dollars t pay for a portion of a new open-air stadium in Atlanta?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Support14%17%11%21%15%11%4%18%8%10%24%24%11%13%15%6%13%16%21%14%17%14%16%12%12%21%**14%13%15%13%16%12%15%16%12%15%18%13%10%
Oppose74%73%75%64%72%79%87%69%82%80%61%59%78%80%72%89%72%67%61%72%78%74%80%78%71%66%**77%71%75%77%71%77%73%65%77%77%67%77%79%
Not Sure12%10%14%15%13%10%9%14%10%10%16%17%11%7%13%6%15%17%18%14%5%13%4%11%17%13%**9%16%11%10%12%11%12%19%11%8%15%10%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%33%
 
 
2If using tax dollars to pay for a new stadium was the only way to keep the Atlanta Falcons football team in Georgia, would you support? Or oppose? Using tax dollars?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Support35%37%33%49%36%28%22%41%25%29%50%42%33%32%35%18%37%40%47%40%23%36%29%33%35%43%**35%37%33%35%35%37%33%37%34%35%40%32%32%
Oppose56%58%54%41%54%64%69%48%66%62%38%40%60%62%55%72%55%47%41%51%74%54%65%57%55%45%**55%51%59%56%55%54%58%47%59%58%50%61%56%
Not Sure10%5%13%10%10%8%9%10%9%9%11%18%7%7%10%11%8%13%12%9%3%10%7%9%10%12%**10%11%9%9%10%9%9%15%7%8%10%7%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%33%
 
 
3If using tax dollars to pay for a new stadium was the only way to get another Super Bowl for Atlanta, would you support? Or oppose? Using tax dollars?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Support27%30%25%34%32%21%15%33%19%20%46%34%25%26%23%11%22%33%39%40%23%28%25%25%25%32%**23%30%27%28%27%27%28%31%26%27%31%23%27%
Oppose63%63%62%53%57%70%77%56%73%71%40%47%67%70%63%82%64%52%46%55%71%62%69%66%62%51%**66%58%64%64%62%64%62%53%65%67%58%67%63%
Not Sure10%7%13%13%11%9%8%12%8%9%14%19%8%5%14%7%14%14%15%5%6%10%6%8%13%17%**11%12%9%8%11%9%10%16%9%6%11%10%10%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%33%
 
 
4Currently, Georgia law allows registered lobbyists to give gifts of unlimited value to state legislators, as long as those gifts are publicly reported. Should this law remain unchanged? Or should it be changed to only allow gifts of up to $100?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Remain Unchanged17%17%17%25%16%12%13%20%13%12%25%24%15%21%20%8%15%6%20%25%20%17%21%19%16%7%**20%15%18%23%13%19%14%20%15%17%20%12%19%
Only Allow Gifts Of Up To $10071%73%69%60%71%76%80%66%78%78%56%60%74%70%68%84%67%76%71%61%73%71%70%70%70%81%**61%70%75%64%77%68%76%60%74%77%70%77%66%
Not Sure12%10%13%15%12%11%7%14%9%10%19%17%11%9%12%8%18%19%10%14%6%12%9%11%14%12%**19%15%7%13%10%13%10%20%11%7%10%11%15%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%33%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.