A survey of 400 voters in Ohio’s Hamilton County indicated support for a one-quarter cent sales tax to help arts and cultural organizations and offers some insight to those with an interest in public funding initiatives, according to Paul Fallon of Fallon Research & Communications Inc in Columbus, OH.
Voters in the county, which includes Cincinnati, were asked about the concept in two different ways in the survey, and both won majority support, with few differences in the outcomes among key voting sub-groups, such as political party, suggesting the idea may have enough support across-the-board to be viable.
In one of the two ways the concept was tested, 57% of voters said that they would vote for a one-quarter cent sales tax to repair and renovate arts and entertainment facilities in Hamilton County, such as Union Terminal, the Cincinnati Zoo and Music Hall, which were arbitrarily selected as examples. Only 37% of voters said they would vote against it and 6% were unsure.
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