Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #23653
 
1Has the Berkeley Police Department's response to the recent protests been too forceful? Not forceful enough? Or just right?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceLiveParty AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtBerkeleyOutsideStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Too Forceful14%11%17%6%21%16%13%14%14%10%18%30%10%44%12%19%22%9%6%9%20%7%20%8%12%8%16%16%13%7%13%16%10%8%13%15%16%16%10%18%10%15%
Not Forceful Enough40%52%28%30%47%42%42%39%42%36%42%48%43%51%39%60%70%75%29%45%32%13%66%51%21%41%44%55%25%27%43%55%26%38%29%51%22%50%51%42%47%31%
Just Right27%20%34%41%17%20%31%29%26%34%28%19%18%4%29%21%7%4%46%22%32%44%13%22%39%48%37%25%27%14%41%25%20%49%39%15%38%21%22%17%28%28%
Not Sure19%16%21%23%15%22%14%19%18%20%11%3%29%1%20%1%2%12%20%24%16%35%1%18%28%3%3%4%35%53%3%4%44%5%20%19%24%13%18%23%15%25%
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%28%29%22%21%57%43%53%7%17%22%5%95%8%11%13%10%13%17%26%19%36%43%13%21%28%17%17%34%28%34%12%39%49%24%27%49%26%56%15%
 
 
2When a peaceful protest in Berkeley turns violent, should Berkeley police have the ability to use pepper spray to subdue the protestors?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceLiveParty AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtBerkeleyOutsideStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Yes77%84%70%79%79%72%77%79%74%82%82%68%70%98%76%97%86%88%81%72%69%67%91%80%67%94%86%75%82%54%89%75%68%79%73%81%74%85%75%88%77%70%
No19%13%26%21%21%21%14%21%18%15%15%29%25%2%20%2%11%12%19%17%25%32%7%16%29%4%12%19%13%45%9%19%29%17%24%16%21%12%22%7%20%29%
Not Sure3%3%4%0%0%7%9%0%8%3%3%3%5%0%4%1%3%0%1%11%7%1%2%4%3%2%1%6%5%2%2%6%3%4%3%4%4%3%3%5%3%1%
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%28%29%22%21%57%43%53%7%17%22%5%95%8%11%13%10%13%17%26%19%36%43%13%21%28%17%17%34%28%34%12%39%49%24%27%49%26%56%15%