Opposition to Wal-Mart Weakens

HINGHAM, Mass. — Local opposition to development by Wal-Mart Stores is continuing to wane, according to a survey by Saint Consulting Group here.

HINGHAM, Mass. — Local opposition to development by Wal-Mart Stores is continuing to wane, according to a survey by Saint Consulting Group here.

The annual Saint Index survey of people's attitudes toward land use found that 50% of respondents said they would oppose a Wal-Mart development in their hometown, down from 54% a year ago and from 68% in 2007.

Almost as many respondents — 47% — said they

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