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Support for Walmart Grows Nationally

Opposition to Walmart is now holding at just 50 percent, when people are asked how they would feel if a Walmart was proposed "in your community." Support for Walmart is up 16 percentage points since 2006.
June 19, 2015, 9am PDT | Patrick Fox
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Opposition now at just 50 percent When the Saint Index was first conducted in 2006 and Americans were asked how they would feel if a Walmart was proposed "in their community," only 31 percent said they would support it. Today, that number has risen 16 percentage points to 47 percent support. Opposition to Walmart is now at just 50 percent across the United States. Saint Index 2015 Graph

This is a substantial increase in support over the last ten years. Most likely opponents to Walmart tend to be 18-34 years old with household incomes over $75,000. Women, suburbanites, and New Englanders continue to be a hurdle for the big-box retailer. Walmart’s most ardent supporters tend to be over 75 years old, household incomes under $25,000, rural or southern with educations of high school or less.

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Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in The Saint Index
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