Complete Minnesota Poll results: Vikings Stadium

  • Article by: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: November 6, 2011 - 8:09 AM

Would you favor or oppose using public money for a new Vikings football stadium?

October 2010May 2011Current
Favor21%22%37%
Oppose757456
Don't know/Refused447
CURRENTFavorOpposeDon't know/refused
Total37%56%7%
Men46476
Women27649
Republicans39565
Democrats37548
Independents37567
18-3440555
35-4444488
45-6434588
65+286210
Under $30,00032599
$30,000-$49,99935597
$50,000-$74,99941536
$75,000 and up47439
No college34598
Some college38547
College grad40528
7-county metro40537
Rest of state34597

How important is it to you that the Vikings stay in Minnesota?

May 2011Current
Very important36%39%
Somewhat important3027
Not too important1415
Not at all important2020
Don't know/Refused10
CURRENTImportant*Not important*Don't know/Refused
Total65%34%1
Men69310
Women62380
Republicans63370
Democrats65350
Independents69310
18-3469310
35-4464360
45-6465341
65+60391
Under $30,00069301
$30,000-$49,99961390
$50,000-$74,99966340
$75,000 and up70300
No college65350
Some college66340
College grad66340
7-county metro68320
Rest of state62371

*"Important" combines "very" and "somewhat" imporant; "Not important" combines "not too" and "not at all" important. Rounding in this and other data accounts for slight differences.

If a new Vikings stadium is built, do you think it should be in Minneapolis or Arden Hills?

MinneapolisArden HillsDon't know/Refused
Total45%37%18%
Men394318
Women503218
Republicans463619
Democrats443620
Independents404218
18-34533116
35-44453816
45-64414316
65+393723
Under $30,000493417
$30,000-$49,999424216
$50,000-$74,999404118
$75,000 and up473914
No college404119
Some college453817
College grad513118
7-county metro483814
Rest of state413623

If the stadium is built in Minneapolis, do you think it should be located ...

On the Metrodome site31%
Near Target Field on Farmers Market site13
Behind the Basilica of St. Mary2
At any of these 3 sites38
Don’t know/Refused15

If there is going to be public funding for a new Vikings stadium, do you think the city or county where it would be located should be responsible for a share of the public costs, or do you think most of the public funding should come from statewide revenues?

City or county pay their shareMostly statwide revenuesDon't know/Refused
Total40%47%13%
Men444511
Women364915
Republicans424514
Democrats345710
Independents444214
18-34335512
35-4448439
45-64434412
65+364420
Under $30,000285815
$30,000-$49,999414712
$50,000-$74,999444511
$75,000 and up484210
No college394813
Some college375112
College grad434314
7-county metro355411
Rest of state463915

I’m going to read you a list of the public funding options being considered to help pay for a new Vikings stadium. If a stadium is to be built, please tell me whether you support or oppose each of the following.

SupportOpposeDon't know/Refused
Minnesota Lottery Vikings scratch-off game81172
A racino, which would allow video slots at horseracing tracks72271
Allowing electronic pulltabs in bars and restaurants70282
Gambling casino in downtown Minneapolis60391
A statewide 2-cent tax increase on alcoholic drinks53461

Do you think a portion of the state’s Legacy funds, which are constitutionally dedicated to the outdoors, environment, arts and cultural heritage, should be used to help fund a new Vikings stadium, or not?

YesNoDon't know/Refused
Total21%77%3%
Men26731
Women16805
Republicans21737
Democrats22762
Independents18802
18-3418774
35-4420764
45-6422771
65+25741
Under $30,00024733
$30,000-$49,99917803
$50,000-$74,99922743
$75,000 and up19792
No college24733
Some college22744
College grad14842
7-county metro19783
Rest of state23753

Source: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, 807 Minnesota adults, Nov. 2-3. Sampling error +/-4.4 percentage points.

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