A majority of Florida voters support building casinos in areas that already have gaming, and a recent survey shows that while 50 percent support the idea compared to 43 percent opposed, the issue is polarizing voters with many political cross-currents affecting the issue.
Two recent surveys on controversial land use topics — fracking to drill shale oil and natural gas in Ohio and opening Las Vegas-style casinos in parts of Florida that already have forms of gaming and gambling — have won a majority of support in each polarizing issue that will draw interest in other parts of the country as well.
April 13, 2009 Gaming Industry Observer POLITICIANS, OPERATORS TAKE NOTE: CASINOS MORE RADIOACTIVE THAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Americans in 2008 said by a margin of 84 percent to 14 percent that casino gambling is acceptable for themselves or others, according to the annual American Gaming Association poll. In the same year, Americans also said by similar margin – 77 percent … Read More
The latest UK Saint Index survey carried out by The Saint Consulting Group found that quarries reach a new all time low, for the first time beating casinos and power stations as most hated form of development. The Saint Index asks whether the public supports or opposes development across a wide range of industries. This produces a NIMBY Hate List … Read More
April 4, 2007 Novae Res Urbis People hate casinos, landfills, power plants and big-box stores, but welcome single-family homes, hospitals and even office towers in their backyards, according to the first national survey of Canadian attitudes toward real estate developments. The survey by Saint Consulting Group, which recently opened its first Canadian office in Toronto, also found that contrary to … Read More
March 8, 2007 TriState Observer Harrisburg, PA – The 3rd Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Racing Forum will feature a timely presentation on “Casinos and Land-Use Fights” by nationally prominent experts in land-use politics. P. Michael Saint, Chairman and CEO of Saint Consulting, has spent more than two decades developing specialized political techniques that help clients generate public support to ensure … Read More
Negative mind-set dominates results of second national Saint Index© across 14 industries and five regions; citizens turn thumbs-down on effectiveness of local officials in land-use issues. Toplines and trends from The Saint Index© sponsored by The Saint Consulting Group: Opposition to development still remains strong: 1 in 5 Americans actively oppose it. 70% of Americans would use taxes to keep … Read More
January 18, 2006 Real Estate Weekly Americans are twice as likely to oppose new real estate development projects as support them. They are more likely to oppose quarries, casinos, land-fills and big-box retail than single family homes and groceries. They say their opposition stems from concerns over traffic and quality of life issue. They will use the political process to … Read More
January 4, 2006 Wall Street Journal Landfills, casinos and power plants are the most unpopular types of development in the U.S., according to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Economic and Civic Opinion at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The first-time survey, commissioned by the Hingham, Mass.-based Saint Consulting Group, which advises developers on local political issues, asked … Read More