Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #12960

Geography Surveyed: Los Angeles DMA
Data Collected: 11/09/2007
Release Date: 11/09/2007 4:20 PM ET
Sponsor: KABC-TV Los Angeles

Los Angeles Strongly Supports Scribes, Spurns Studios: 69% of Los Angeles Area adults familiar with the Writers Guild of America strike say they take the side of the writers, according to this latest exclusive ABC7 News Poll Conducted by SurveyUSA. 8% say they take the studios' side; 22% say they don't take either side. Support for the WGA members is strong across all demographic groups. Would You Miss Your Programs? When asked if they would be upset if the strike lasted through the spring and there were no new episodes of current TV programs, respondents split. Women and younger respondents say they would be upset; men and older respondents are less likely to be upset if new episodes don't air.

Filtering: SurveyUSA contacted 550 Los Angeles Area adults; 482 identified themselves as being familiar with the strike and were asked the questions which follow.

1
  Asked of 482 Familiar with strike
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.2%

Which side are you on? The writers? The studios? Or neither?

69% Writers
8% Studios
22% Neither
1% Not Sure

2
  Asked of 482 familiar with strike
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.6%

Would you say you understand most of the issues in the strike? Some of the issues? Or nearly none of the issues?

50% Most
41% Some
9% Nearly None
0% Not Sure

3
  Asked of 482 familiar with strike
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.6%

If the strike lasts through the spring and there are no new episodes of the sitcoms and dramas that are on television right now, would you be upset? Or not?

48% Would Be Upset
45% Would Not
8% Not Sure

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