More than half of DeKalb and Atlanta residents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “I am willing to pay more in taxes to fund expanded regional public transit that includes buses and rail.” Support was also high in Fulton and Gwinnett (about 48 percent of respondents in both counties agreed or strongly agreed with the statement). Elsewhere, residents seem less willing to pay higher taxes for transit.
The results indicate support for transit is high in DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties – three counties that could ask voters to approve transit sales taxes next year. That doesn't mean such referendums would be an easy sell. Gwinnett voters rejected a 1-cent sales tax for transit earlier this year.
You can read more about this year's Metro Atlanta Speaks results here.