Does Toronto actually want a Casino?
Majority (52%) of Torontonians Support the Building of a Casino
in the City of Toronto, While 42% Oppose and 6% Aren’t Sure
Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the National Post, Global Television and NewsTalk 1010 indicates that if a vote were held tomorrow on the idea of building a casino in the city of Toronto, a majority (52%) would vote in favor versus a minority (42%) who would oppose the casino and another 6% are not sure. In fact, the question was asked twice in the questionnaire: first at the outset (above) and then at the end when all of the various issues that have been argued by both sides in favor or in opposition to the casino were provided for the 906 respondents. Results of the second vote within the poll actually showed an increase in support from 52% to 54% with opposition remaining at 42% while those who are unsure dropped 5%. As such, it looks like those who are in favor and those who are against a casino are in two very distinct solitudes but it’s those in favor who are currently winning the day.
- When first asked, men (59%) are more likely than women (46%) to support the idea of building a casino in the City of Toronto, while women are more likely to oppose (47% vs. 37% men) and be unsure (7% vs. 5% men). Women are nearly equally as likely to support (46%) and oppose (47%) a casino in the City of Toronto
- Middle-aged (54%) Torontonians, aged 35-54, are most receptive to building a casino in the City of Toronto, followed closely younger Torontonians (52%), aged 19-34, and Torontonian seniors (50%), aged 55+. Seniors (47%) are most likely to oppose the idea of building a new casino in the city of Toronto, compared to four in ten younger (40%) and middle-aged (39%) Torontonians.
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