A recent poll finds that Indiana's 2015 RFRA controversy is still affecting how outsiders feel about the state. Spoiler: it's not great.
National convention planners and some tourists have lingering negative views of Indianapolis that could be tied to last year's contentious Religious Freedom Restoration Act fight, a recent poll commissioned by the city's tourism arm found.
Perhaps more troubling for tourism officials: a separate study by a national travel research group ranked Indianapolis second among 40 major convention cities for receiving "bad publicity" that may deter event planners from choosing it for future events.
The article goes on to say that a more complex version of the poll results will be released next week at the Visit Indy annual meeting.