Study shows New Yorkers want Wal-Mart Stores

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New York City has been one of the few places in the U.S. that has been able to keep retail behemoth Wal-Mart from opening physical stores. But a recent survey conducted by Quinnipiac University found 55% of New York City respondents think it’s time Wal-Mart is invited in.

There were 39% of respondents who still said no. But interestingly enough, union households polled in the survey also supported (54%) Wal-Mart opening in New York City

Other survey results show a majority of voters (64%) said they would shop at Wal-Mart if it were convenient. Among union households voting in the survey 67% would shop at Wal-Mart.

The poll also found mixed sentiment about Wal-Mart as follows:
• 71% believe Wal-Mart’s lower prices would benefit New York shopper
• 70% believe Wal-Mart’s lower prices also hurts smaller businesses.
• 55% said Wal-Mart doesn’t pay enough in wages and medical benefits for its store workers.