Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20604
 
1How big of a problem do you think driving while intoxicated is in Florida? A big problem? Somewhat of a problem? Not really a problem? or not at all a problem?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Big Problem54%43%64%52%38%63%67%45%65%60%65%22%**76%34%59%61%43%
Somewhat30%34%26%17%41%32%29%29%30%31%14%42%**24%26%26%31%40%
Not Really5%7%2%2%9%4%3%6%4%6%0%3%**0%12%6%2%2%
Not At All6%9%3%22%0%1%1%10%1%3%19%9%**0%27%4%1%0%
Not Sure5%6%5%6%13%1%0%10%1%1%1%23%**0%0%5%5%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%25%28%24%23%53%47%68%12%16%3%7%16%31%29%16%
 
 
2Are penalties for driving while intoxicated too tough? not tough enough? or just about right?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Too Tough20%26%14%36%17%12%13%26%13%20%22%21%**17%50%19%6%15%
Not Tough Enough53%40%64%44%51%56%60%48%58%51%61%49%**44%35%61%53%59%
Just Right25%32%19%18%31%27%22%25%25%26%16%28%**36%11%17%38%25%
Not Sure3%2%3%1%1%5%4%1%5%3%1%3%**3%4%3%3%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%25%28%24%23%53%47%68%12%16%3%7%16%31%29%16%
 
 
3Drivers are legally considered intoxicated if their blood alcohol level is point zero eight percent. Should that level be left alone? or should it be lowered so that drivers are considered intoxicated at point zero five percent?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Left Alone66%70%62%76%66%62%58%71%60%63%68%77%**62%69%61%69%67%
Lowered29%26%32%24%26%32%35%25%34%32%26%20%**27%27%36%24%30%
Not Sure5%4%7%0%8%6%7%4%6%4%6%3%**11%4%4%7%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%25%28%24%23%53%47%68%12%16%3%7%16%31%29%16%
 
 
4What do you think is the best way to reduce drunk driving in Florida: by passing stricter drunk driving laws? Or by stricter enforcement of existing laws?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Stricter Laws27%25%30%38%19%27%27%28%27%27%57%7%**23%25%29%30%24%
Stricter Enforcement56%55%57%38%57%66%64%48%65%60%22%72%**59%43%55%61%62%
Not Sure16%21%12%24%24%7%9%24%8%13%22%20%**18%31%16%9%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%25%28%24%23%53%47%68%12%16%3%7%16%31%29%16%
 
 
5How many alcoholic beverages do you think you could drink before being over the legal limit of .08? One drink? Two drinks? Three drinks? Four drinks? Five drinks? Or six drinks or more?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Never Drink32%30%34%8%39%39%42%24%41%31%51%16%**46%24%35%24%41%
One19%7%31%24%20%17%14%22%16%17%24%27%**9%14%16%20%33%
Two25%35%17%22%28%24%27%26%25%27%3%39%**25%20%24%37%13%
Three11%10%11%8%6%17%12%7%15%13%2%9%**18%15%13%4%10%
Four4%5%4%14%0%1%3%7%2%4%11%1%**2%9%3%7%0%
Five2%0%4%6%1%0%1%3%1%3%0%0%**0%0%1%5%0%
Six Or More6%12%0%16%5%0%1%10%1%5%9%8%**0%17%8%1%1%
Not Sure1%1%0%1%0%1%0%1%1%1%0%0%**0%0%0%1%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%25%28%24%23%53%47%68%12%16%3%7%16%31%29%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.