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British public think that Paralympians are good role models

THE LONDON 2012 feelgood factor continues. After a sensational medal-laden Olympic Games, following ParalympicGB’s medal haul at ‘thrilling Thursday’, the latest Index poll conducted by ComRes and to be broadcast on ITV News reveals that an overwhelming majority of the British public (85 per cent) think they are good role models for all of the people of Britain.
Looking at the legacy of the event, four in five (82 per cent) also believe that the London 2012 Paralympic Games will help to make disabled people more visible in the British media.
Some 84 per cent of the population are proud of the British sports men and women who are competing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Two thirds (65 per cent) say that the Games will reduce negative stereotypes about disabled people in Britain and more than half (56 per cent) say that the Games will reduce discrimination against disabled people in Britain, while 23 per cent disagree.
While nearly half (46 per cent) say that they find the Paralympic athletes more inspirational than Olympic athletes, 34 per cent disagree.

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