POSTED: February 2nd 2012

Madrid 2020 Olympic bid reveals new public support survey

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The Madrid 2020 Olympic bid to announce today that a new public survey carried out by Mediapost shows the campaign is supported by 84% of the Spanish population and that 90% think that it will have a positive effect to create jobs should they win the Games.

The survey was carried out between 27 December 2011 and 10 January 2012 among 2,000 respondents via telephone all across Spain, with a sampling error margin of +2.2% for a level of confidence of 95.5%.

Spain is also suffering an economic crisis much like Italy, but 52% of the respondents feel the bringing the Olympics to Spain to turn the economy around and create jobs.

Not surprisingly, people under the age of 25 showed for more enthusiasm to host the Games are responding with 85.2% positive.

The bid committee found that their work is cut out for them in regard to awareness knowledge about the campaign as only 63.5% of the respondents admit to knowing about the project.

But they feel that once the technical application is consigned to the IOC and the overall plan is made public that this will change that number.  One thing to note is that they found that men are better informed however women were more supportive.

Cantabria, Murcia, Andalusia and Asturias are the most supportive Spanish Regions towards the project together with the Madrid region, although the number slightly droped at the capital, where support reached 75.3%.

The Spanish bid will submit their application to the IOC on February 15th together with five other cities in the 2020 bid race. Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Roma, and Tokyo are all in the summer Olympics race with the final vote taking place on September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the IOC session.

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