Illinois View Against Stadium Tax Breaks Dovetails with Saint Index

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By Jay Vincent, The Saint Consulting Group

@Greg Hinz of the Crains Chicago Business is out with a great article about public opinion and recent polling regarding the use of public dollars to finance modernization plans at Wrigley Field and the United Center.

According to Hinz, “Illinois residents really, really don’t like the idea of giving tax breaks to sports teams.”  These findings dovetail well with national polling from the Saint Index which shows 73% of Americans opposed to the use of tax payer funds for pro sports stadiums or their infrastructure.

Take a look at our findings on the issue.  I think you will find it interesting to see how similar the findings on who opposes and supports public financing for pro-sports stadiums are between the Saint Index and the most recent Crain’s/Ipsos Illinois Poll.  You can check out the data on the issue here: http://saintindex.info/infrastructure

For more details on Hinz’s report, click here.

Jay Vincent is senior vice president for business development for The Saint Consulting Group, email vincent@tscg.biz 

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