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London 2012 'worth the money'

A new poll shows that almost 80% of Britons believe the £9 billion spent on the Olympic Games was value for money.

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Huge vote of confidence in favour of London 2012

The vote of confidence in today's poll is even stronger than opinion taken at the height of the Games. In an online survey taken immediately after so-called 'Super Saturday' - on which Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford all took track and field gold for Team GB:

  • 55% agreed and 35% disagreed with the same proposition
  • Pollsters, who interviewed 1,002 adults, said the Paralympics may have helped to cement this majority
  • A crushing margin in favour of London 2012 was found in every social class and also in every region

Source: Guardian/ICM

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