Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #24270
 
1Have you ever stayed in a short-term vacation rental advertised on a home-sharing website like Airbnb or HomeAway?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Yes40%44%37%52%47%31%21%50%26%45%**37%38%39%39%46%40%39%47%27%40%48%33%42%49%44%41%34%49%25%
No57%55%59%43%50%68%78%46%73%54%**59%57%58%60%52%58%59%50%69%58%49%63%55%48%54%56%58%48%73%
Not Sure3%1%5%5%3%1%1%4%1%1%**3%5%2%1%2%1%2%3%4%3%3%3%3%3%3%3%8%4%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
2Have you ever rented out a home or part of a home for short-term stays of under 30 days?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Yes25%26%23%35%26%19%9%31%14%28%**23%19%30%19%30%32%23%22%17%24%29%24%29%22%26%24%20%30%15%
No71%71%72%60%66%81%89%62%85%71%**70%74%67%78%68%64%76%71%75%72%69%69%68%75%67%74%68%65%83%
Not Sure4%4%4%5%7%0%1%6%1%1%**7%7%4%3%2%4%1%7%8%5%2%8%2%3%6%1%12%5%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
3The city of San Diego recently approved legislation that limits short-term rentals to one's primary residence only. Do you support or oppose those restrictions?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Support40%43%37%38%37%37%48%38%43%40%**42%32%41%44%40%36%45%47%34%45%38%37%43%39%38%42%37%38%43%
Oppose37%39%36%38%38%38%35%38%37%40%**34%40%44%37%34%44%37%37%40%35%40%35%37%42%38%37%40%36%40%
Not Sure23%18%28%24%25%24%17%24%20%20%**24%27%15%20%26%20%19%16%27%21%22%28%20%19%24%21%23%26%17%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
4Should owners of a second home that is not their primary residence be allowed to rent it out on a short-term basis?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Yes66%67%65%70%70%66%54%70%60%61%**71%71%68%68%66%70%68%65%75%62%66%73%59%65%64%68%70%69%61%
No23%25%22%17%16%29%39%16%34%26%**22%16%24%22%27%24%22%25%15%26%24%18%29%23%26%22%16%18%33%
Not Sure11%8%13%14%14%4%7%14%6%13%**7%13%8%11%7%7%10%10%10%12%10%9%12%11%10%11%14%13%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
5Mission Beach traditionally has had a high concentration of short-term rentals. Should that community be exempt from the restriction limiting such rentals to owner-occupied homes?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Yes39%42%36%43%37%36%37%41%36%45%**33%39%50%42%35%45%45%33%35%35%45%34%40%43%38%40%42%38%41%
No44%44%43%37%45%45%52%40%49%39%**50%42%37%43%49%40%45%51%41%49%41%41%46%44%48%42%36%42%46%
Not Sure17%13%21%20%17%19%11%19%15%16%**17%19%13%15%15%15%10%16%24%16%14%24%14%13%14%18%22%20%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
6Do you think the new regulations should be left in place? Or should the new regulations be repealed?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Left In Place32%32%32%28%36%26%39%31%33%30%**35%29%32%34%32%28%37%38%37%32%30%31%37%31%35%31%35%30%35%
Repealed41%48%34%48%35%40%37%42%38%41%**39%48%46%38%44%45%39%42%38%41%42%40%36%47%38%42%43%40%42%
Not Sure27%20%35%25%29%34%23%27%28%29%**26%24%22%28%24%26%23%19%25%27%28%30%27%22%27%27%22%30%23%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
7Are you aware of any short-term rentals near your home?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 4.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Yes23%25%20%28%18%24%19%24%21%26%**19%23%27%23%23%24%21%28%22%18%27%21%22%26%21%26%13%25%19%
No70%71%68%59%72%73%81%65%77%68%**73%64%68%74%69%71%75%66%67%74%66%68%69%70%68%70%73%65%77%
Not Sure8%4%12%13%10%3%1%12%2%6%**9%13%5%3%8%5%4%6%11%8%7%10%9%4%11%4%14%10%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
8Do you think they improve the neighborhood? Degrade the neighborhood? Or have no effect?
113 Aware Of Short-Term RentalsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 10 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Improve32%30%35%48%28%17%14%42%16%21%**58%22%35%37%25%39%23%36%42%32%30%49%30%19%33%34%**37%22%
Degrade25%27%22%15%26%30%45%19%37%30%**14%30%24%17%39%25%37%18%15%27%27%9%21%44%20%29%**20%36%
No Effect39%39%39%34%36%51%40%35%46%46%**28%35%37%45%35%35%36%46%36%41%38%38%46%33%39%36%**38%40%
Not Sure4%4%4%2%10%3%1%5%2%3%**0%13%4%1%1%1%3%1%6%0%5%4%4%4%9%1%**5%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Aware Of Short-Term Rentals100%56%44%44%20%19%17%64%36%54%3%27%16%29%38%28%27%34%28%19%31%50%33%31%35%37%56%5%70%30%
 
9In general, what approach do you think local governments should take with short-term vacation rentals? Ban them outright? Allow them as is? Or something in between?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityCell Phone / Lan
Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCell PhoLandline
Ban Them Outright10%12%8%8%8%5%19%8%12%10%**11%5%8%9%12%11%8%12%11%6%11%9%10%9%10%10%5%7%15%
Allow Them As Is38%42%34%41%38%35%35%39%35%34%**43%32%41%39%36%45%35%39%51%39%31%42%37%33%36%36%46%38%37%
Something In Between45%42%48%44%43%51%43%44%47%51%**35%51%46%45%47%41%49%47%27%48%52%38%46%52%44%46%46%46%43%
Not Sure8%5%11%8%11%9%3%9%6%5%**10%12%5%7%5%3%7%2%11%7%6%11%6%6%10%8%3%9%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%35%26%18%21%61%39%47%5%33%15%24%37%28%25%37%23%20%38%42%36%32%32%41%50%8%64%36%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.