Poll Shows That Negative Views Still Linger After Indiana's RFRA Drama

A recent poll finds that Indiana's 2015 RFRA controversy is still affecting how outsiders feel about the state. Spoiler: it's not great.

From IndyStar:

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.

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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.