Surprise! Two-thirds of U.S. residents would have been happy to have their city win Amazon’s HQ2
Most don’t think the split second headquarters is a big deal.
While it might seem from
Of those who were aware of Amazon’s decision, 67 percent of respondents in the U.S. said they would have been happy if Amazon had chosen their home area for an HQ2. Those people overwhelmingly cited jobs (92 percent) as the reason for their approval, while nearly 60 percent said investment in public works and infrastructure improvements was their reason.
Some 44 percent had a favorable view of Amazon’s decision to split its new headquarters between two cities, while 47 percent were indifferent and just 9 percent had a negative opinion.
Americans were evenly split on whether it was okay for cities and states to give Amazon billions of dollars in tax breaks. Some 40 approved while 39 percent didn’t, according to the survey.
These results fall in line with a recent, more
The results of the Toluna survey are a reminder that Amazon continually ranks
The Toluna survey was conducted online on Dec. 6 and 7 among a nationally representative group of 1,200 respondents. The survey takers accept rewards points in exchange for completing surveys online.