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 would support a Wal-Mart in their town. In urban areas, Wal-Mart supporters actually ...

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