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Atlanta poll finds overwhelming support for public transportation

Broken down by county, 2014 poll results – which were statistically valid in each county – found that there was strong support for transit in both urban and suburban counties, including in Clayton County where 79% of the population surveyed said transit was very important.

Poll: Americans favor public transportation over roads

Overall, 54% prefer focusing on public transit, while four in 10 say the government should focus on expanding and building roads instead. Preference for public transit, though, ranges from 61% of urban residents to 52% of suburbanites and 49% of people in rural areas.

Poll: Most Tenn. city voters back BRT

A survey of 500 registered voters shows 77% of respondents support the project, compared with 13% who oppose it. The survey was funded with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which is trying to increase support for BRT in Nashville and three other cities.