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Poll voters pick —Commonwealth Games

Nasik Swami
Saturday, July 19, 2014

SOME eligible voters in the country are excited that Fijian athletes will be at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of this month, the Tebbutt Times Poll has revealed.

When asked how interested they were in Fiji's participation at the Commonwealth Games, 78 per cent of the 1028 surveyed in Suva, Nasinu, Lami, Nausori, Nadi, Lautoka and Ba said they had interest in the overall event.

The poll revealed 51 per cent said they were very interested, 27 per cent said they were quite interested.

The poll also revealed 11 per cent of the 1028 people surveyed were not very interested, 6 per cent were not interested at all and 5 per cent were unsure whether they were interested in the Commonwealth Games or not.

According to the survey, pleasure was recorded consistently across all segments, including those in the West and Central divisions, those of different ethnicities, both genders and all age groups.

Young males between the ages of 18 and 24 showed a lot of interest in the games while 45 per cent of females of the same age group showed a lot of interest.

The poll also revealed senior citizens above the age of 45 were very much interested in seeing Fiji's participation at the games.

Also, 11 per cent of males between the ages of 18 and 24 said they were not interested in the event at all.

Overall, the people expressed satisfaction in Fiji being allowed to participate in the Commonwealth Games, giving an opportunity to young sportsmen and women to make a name at international level.





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