LMU poll finds 83% support for Los Angeles 2028 Games
By Community | August 2, 2017
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University released the results of its July 2017 public opinion survey that found that 83% of Angelenos support Los Angeles hosting the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In reaction to the LMU poll, LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “This new LMU poll shows Angelenos are excited to bring the Olympics back in 2028. LA already has a proven Olympic legacy from the ’84 Games.
“That’s why it’s easy to believe in and support our 2028 plan – low risk and ready to go. LA 2028’s support remains strong across all demographic groups and our Games will benefit all communities. The new 2028 IOC Host City Contract will provide even greater financial incentives to ensure that LA’s Olympic and Paralympic Games will leave a lasting legacy for our city.”
The July 2017 poll was conducted prior to the news that the LA bid committee has announced its intention to host the 2028 Games and that the International Olympic Committee would advance funds to support LA 2028’s $160 million investment in LA youth sports programs in the years leading up to the Games.
— LA 2028 (@LA2028) August 1, 2017
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gary Toebben said: “Yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti made a once in a generation announcement – the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are coming back to Los Angeles for the third time.
“Thanks to the determination and creativity of the Mayor and local Olympic leadership Los Angeles has solidified an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to stage the 2028 Games.”
“Since the beginning of this process, the Chamber has championed the positive economic impact these games will have on our region and the public agrees; the most frequently cited reason for support in the poll was the economic boost to Southern California.”
The survey was funded by LA 2024, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and Loyola Marymount University, and follows LMU’s February 2016 survey that found that 88% of Angelenos supported Los Angeles hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.