A survey released by the College of Arts & Sciences of the University of South Florida finds that 42% of Floridians believe that allowing more casino gambling is the wrong direction for Florida. Only 30% believe it is the right direction for Florida, and 28% had no opinion or refused to answer.
The poll has a margin of error of 2.7%, meaning these numbers are virtually identical to results published last year which found that 43% believed that more casino gambling was the wrong direction, 29% right direction, with 28% undecided or refused.
The survey finds that the opposition to expansion of casino gambling is higher by both men and women (39% of men, 47% of women) and in most age demographics (46% of 35-54 year-olds, 43% of 55-64 year-olds, and 46% of 65-79 year-olds).
“These results show that Floridians continue to recognize that expanding casino gambling is the wrong social and economic policy for Florida,” said John Sowinski, President of No Casinos.
To read the entire survey, visit the Sunshine State Survey website at www.sunshinestatesurvey.org.