A government survey reveals only 42% of UK adults are confident in the progress made on building the 2012 Games
Less than 50% of Britons are confident of the progress so far made on the construction of the Olympics, according to a new government survey.
The Olympic Legacy Research report said that just 42% of UK adults consider a “great deal” or a “fair” amount of progress has been made on building sports venues and parks in London.
Less than a third of those polled (32%) thought sufficient progress had been made on building homes in East London, and only 37% thought enough progress was being made on environmentally-friendly building developments.
However, the poll found UK respondents generally confident that the aims of the 2012 Olympics would be achieved.
More than four out of five people agreed it was “extremely/very/quite likely” that the Olympic sports venues and parks would be built by 2012.
Almost three-quarters of respondents (74%) agreed with the likelihood that the Olympic authorities would deliver environmentally-friendly building developments, although only 37% said they were aware that this was a key aim of Olympic organisers.
There was less confidence that the East London house-building targets would be achieved by 2012, but the survey still showed a healthy 69% of respondents agreeing it was likely that they would.
Knowledge of the Games’ plans was generally very low, with six in 10 people saying they knew very little or nothing at all about them. 6% of those polled said they knew a lot about the plans for 2012.
The survey, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, was taken from interviews with 2,115 adults aged 15 and over.