Notes: There were no statistically significant differences by income. The survey was conducted among 375 voters between 20MAR14 and 18MAY14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5%. Some 69% of respondents were obtained by landlines, 24% by cell phones and 7% via the internet. Data for all demographics were weighted to reflect the 2010 Census. Totals in the chart may exceed 100% due to rounding.
Notes: There were no statistically significant differences by income. The survey was conducted among 375 voters between 20MAR14 and 18MAY14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5%. Some 69% of respondents were obtained by landlines, 24% by cell phones and 7% via the internet. Data for all demographics were weighted to reflect the 2010 Census. Totals in the chart may exceed 100% due to rounding.

*Survey conducted by Profiles of Bermuda

While those who oppose the introduction of casino gambling have remained essentially a 43% since March of 2012, support has increased to the point where a slight majority of voters are now in favour of casino gambling (51.2% compared to the 45.6% who supported it in 2012.) The shift has come from voters who were unsure in 2012 now giving the nod to casino gambling (6.1% compared to 11.1% who were unsure in 2012). (It should be noted that the results fall within the margin of error, plus or minus 5%, which means that actual voter sentiment could be much closer.)

Differences by Age

By age, younger voters, those between the ages of 18 and 34, were more likely to support casino gambling (63%), as were those aged between 35 and 54 (50%). Older voters (55 and over) were more likely to oppose the introduction of casino gambling (51.1%).

Differences by Race

More than two-thirds of whites and others (neither black nor white), were in favour of having casino gambling in Bermuda (65.6% and 67.3% respectively). On the other hand, just over half of black voters (52.5%) were opposed to casino gambling.

Differences by Sex

Nearly 6 in 10 males (58.1%) were in favour of casino gambling, with just over one-third (34.9%) opposed to it. Just under half of female voters were opposed to casino gambling (48.5%), while a similar amount (46%) supported casino gambling.