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Poll: Paralympics legacy 'mixed'

Only just half of people surveyed think attitudes towards disabled people will change after the Paralympics, according to a survey carried out ComRes for ITV News. But 65% thought negative stereotypes would be reduced as a result.

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Paralympic poll: 56% think Games are changing attitudes

Joe Townsend at the Paralympics opening ceremony was one of many who captured the positive attitudes Credit: London2012.com

When the Paralympics began, leading voices including David Cameron and Baroness Grey-Thomson said that it would change how we think about disability.

But a survey by ComRes on behalf of ITV News appears to show that only just over half (56%) think it will reduce discrimination.

65% think negative stereotypes will reduce as a result of the Paralympics even though 85% think Paralympians are good role models.

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