The Siena College Research Institute with the conjunction of St. Bonaventure University has released a sports related survey and one of the questions asked was if the public supported using public funds (tax dollars) to build new football stadiums.
The polling conducted made it quite clear that Americans oppose using public funds to build new football stadiums, nearly two to one (53-27%).
The poll was conducted after New York State agreed to use $600 million dollars of taxpayers money to help fund the Buffalo Bills new stadium, with an additional $250 million dollars from Erie County taxpayers. The NFL and Bills will contribute $550 million for construction of the stadium.
Fanbase wise, 55% of Buffalo Bills fans support the use of taxpayer dollars, while 68% of non-Bills fans and 59% of “casual” fans are opposed to the use of taxpayer dollars.
The survey was conducted between January 3 through the 8th of this year with 3,201 responses drawn from a proprietary online panel of US Residents.