Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #23631
 
By 2:1, Bay Area Says Trump Administration Does Not Have Coherent Policy for Dealing with North Korea:
Majority See Kim Regime as Serious Threat, But Plurality Do Not Think POTUS Can Relieve Tensions:

About 1 in 6 San Francisco Bay Area adults see an imminent North Korea attack on US territory of Guam as very likely, according to a SurveyUSA poll commissioned by KPIX-TV, the CBS owned TV station in San Francisco.

That's all the more worrisome in a context where by 2:1, residents do not think President Donald Trump's administration has a coherent policy for dealing with North Korea. Three times as many adults say they are not at all confident that Trump can relieve tensions between the 2 nations as say they are very confident that Trump can cool his white-hot rhetoric.

1 in 12 adults say it is likely that North Korea will attack the US mainland within the next 30 days. 1 in 10 adults say it is very likely that the United States will attack North Korea within the next 30 days.
 
1Does the United States have a coherent policy for dealing with North Korea? Does the United States have an incoherent policy for dealing with North Korea? Or, do you not know enough to say?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationParty AggregatedIdeologyIdeology AggregatedMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicIndependDemocratVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Coherent21%33%9%23%19%23%14%21%21%16%24%36%19%66%46%19%18%11%9%22%53%16%14%46%24%21%16%14%33%21%15%39%16%12%27%18%19%21%21%21%20%37%
Incoherent45%43%48%43%45%45%53%44%47%52%44%36%37%0%33%44%45%48%53%69%22%46%59%18%38%44%57%65%29%44%60%38%48%25%39%52%35%44%51%49%48%12%
Do Not Know Enough To Say34%24%44%35%36%32%33%35%32%33%32%28%44%34%21%37%37%41%38%9%25%38%27%37%38%35%27%21%37%35%24%22%36%62%34%29%47%35%27%30%32%51%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%33%28%10%62%38%53%7%17%22%6%12%8%18%14%23%15%18%40%37%10%13%37%20%15%23%37%35%21%77%10%32%57%24%32%44%41%51%5%
 
 
2How confident are you that President Trump can successfully resolve the tensions between the United States and North Korea? Very confident? Somewhat confident? Not very confident? Or not at all confident?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationParty AggregatedIdeologyIdeology AggregatedMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicIndependDemocratVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Very13%22%4%10%17%16%4%14%13%12%0%23%12%58%44%12%13%0%4%2%49%8%3%48%15%14%2%6%29%14%4%27%10%3%18%13%3%14%18%11%13%33%
Somewhat14%17%11%15%17%9%15%16%10%18%12%7%10%23%34%25%10%11%10%6%30%13%8%21%36%11%9%5%30%11%7%12%14%18%13%14%18%14%12%12%15%16%
Not Very21%22%20%26%17%21%21%21%21%19%33%13%27%3%10%20%25%27%21%26%7%25%23%7%20%28%27%13%14%28%21%20%22%22%24%20%25%19%20%21%24%6%
Not At All44%34%54%43%44%44%53%43%46%44%55%46%41%15%8%30%41%56%62%66%11%44%64%18%25%38%58%75%22%38%65%38%47%39%40%48%39%46%46%48%43%34%
Not Sure7%5%10%6%5%11%8%6%10%6%0%11%9%0%5%13%12%5%3%1%3%10%2%6%5%9%5%1%5%9%3%2%8%19%6%6%14%7%4%8%5%11%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%33%28%10%62%38%53%7%17%22%6%12%8%18%14%23%15%18%40%37%10%13%37%20%15%23%37%35%21%77%10%32%57%24%32%44%41%51%5%
 
 
3Do you think North Korea right now poses a serious threat to the United States?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationParty AggregatedIdeologyIdeology AggregatedMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicIndependDemocratVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Yes62%55%68%62%66%55%65%64%58%66%52%60%58%84%61%48%62%53%69%69%69%56%69%73%72%57%62%68%72%57%64%59%64%62%56%65%52%62%67%64%59%84%
No20%29%10%18%18%28%11%18%23%17%12%29%21%14%29%24%23%26%14%16%24%24%15%10%14%28%15%19%12%28%17%23%19%15%25%17%18%25%17%21%20%3%
Not Sure18%15%21%21%16%17%24%18%19%17%36%11%21%2%10%28%16%21%16%15%7%20%16%17%14%15%23%13%15%15%19%18%17%23%19%17%30%13%16%16%21%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%33%28%10%62%38%53%7%17%22%6%12%8%18%14%23%15%18%40%37%10%13%37%20%15%23%37%35%21%77%10%32%57%24%32%44%41%51%5%
 
 
4 How likely do you think it is that North Korea will take military action against the US island territory of Guam within the next month? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationParty AggregatedIdeologyIdeology AggregatedMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicIndependDemocratVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Very16%17%15%12%21%20%2%17%15%14%27%26%9%63%16%12%12%7%12%23%32%10%16%45%18%10%11%19%30%10%14%31%12%18%23%12%19%10%19%16%13%57%
Somewhat28%20%37%34%25%28%25%29%27%32%15%29%22%5%41%25%22%32%39%22%29%26%32%13%20%34%33%31%17%34%32%29%28%26%29%28%17%34%30%26%32%20%
Not Very30%37%24%29%29%28%45%29%33%30%28%24%37%10%23%41%32%32%27%42%19%34%33%15%40%32%31%32%29%32%31%26%31%13%27%36%24%31%34%34%31%4%
Not At All9%16%3%10%10%8%7%10%8%7%15%6%15%9%10%12%10%11%8%8%10%11%8%11%7%11%4%11%9%11%7%5%10%7%8%10%12%8%8%10%10%0%
Not Sure16%10%22%15%15%16%21%15%17%16%15%16%17%14%10%11%24%18%14%5%11%19%11%16%15%13%21%8%16%13%15%9%18%36%14%13%29%17%9%15%14%19%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%33%28%10%62%38%53%7%17%22%6%12%8%18%14%23%15%18%40%37%10%13%37%20%15%23%37%35%21%77%10%32%57%24%32%44%41%51%5%
 
 
5How likely do you think it is that North Korea will take military action against the mainland United States within the next month?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationParty AggregatedIdeologyIdeology AggregatedMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicIndependDemocratVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Very8%9%8%7%13%7%0%10%5%6%3%20%6%47%13%5%5%4%7%3%25%5%5%38%10%6%1%5%22%6%3%13%8%14%10%7%10%6%9%9%5%45%
Somewhat12%7%17%21%11%7%5%16%6%14%6%13%11%12%6%7%12%9%16%18%8%10%17%11%12%12%11%17%12%12%13%13%12%12%16%10%11%13%13%14%10%13%
Not Very33%32%35%31%33%35%37%32%35%34%28%39%30%14%46%29%33%38%30%34%35%34%32%25%28%36%38%33%26%36%36%40%31%18%34%36%25%33%38%35%35%9%
Not At All31%43%18%27%30%32%40%28%34%32%35%16%37%18%24%47%35%35%29%34%22%37%31%12%39%34%27%33%28%34%29%23%34%26%25%35%28%29%33%29%34%13%
Not Sure15%8%22%14%13%19%17%13%19%14%29%12%17%10%10%12%15%14%18%12%10%14%15%14%11%11%23%11%12%11%18%11%16%31%16%12%26%19%7%13%15%20%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%33%28%10%62%38%53%7%17%22%6%12%8%18%14%23%15%18%40%37%10%13%37%20%15%23%37%35%21%77%10%32%57%24%32%44%41%51%5%
 
 
6How likely do you think it is that the United States will take military action against North Korea within the next month?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationParty AggregatedIdeologyIdeology AggregatedMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicIndependDemocratVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Very10%10%10%10%15%10%0%12%7%10%9%17%6%57%13%4%9%6%5%9%28%7%7%41%4%7%4%13%20%7%8%16%9%11%11%10%7%9%13%11%6%52%
Somewhat34%32%35%32%34%39%24%33%35%33%42%42%25%13%51%22%25%40%39%39%38%30%39%25%42%36%31%35%35%36%33%45%31%29%42%29%30%38%32%31%39%9%
Not Very29%34%24%32%29%21%41%30%27%32%29%20%29%12%18%39%32%29%30%36%16%32%32%19%24%32%35%28%22%32%32%22%31%16%24%34%26%27%32%31%31%7%
Not At All10%13%7%13%8%9%10%10%9%7%8%9%17%7%6%14%14%8%10%7%7%12%9%0%12%12%8%9%7%12%8%9%10%10%10%10%13%6%10%11%8%12%
Not Sure17%11%23%13%15%22%25%14%23%18%12%11%24%10%12%20%20%17%15%8%11%19%12%15%17%13%21%15%16%13%19%8%19%34%13%17%25%19%13%16%17%20%
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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%33%28%10%62%38%53%7%17%22%6%12%8%18%14%23%15%18%40%37%10%13%37%20%15%23%37%35%21%77%10%32%57%24%32%44%41%51%5%