Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18860
 
1Boeing has announced it will close its facility in Wichita. Will the closing of the Boeing facility affect you personally a lot? A little? Or not at all?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
A Lot20%21%18%16%25%18%19%12%22%**
A Little35%36%33%33%33%39%36%38%31%**
Not At All45%43%47%52%42%42%45%49%47%**
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%33%37%83%6%6%5%
 
 
2Are you surprised? Or not surprised? By Boeing closing their facility?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Surprised42%37%46%45%35%45%40%63%44%**
Not Surprised52%57%46%48%60%48%53%36%41%**
Not Sure7%6%7%7%5%7%7%1%15%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%33%37%83%6%6%5%
 
 
3What is your greatest concern about Boeing leaving Wichita? Loss of jobs? The effect on the local economy? The general impact on the aviation industry in Wichita? That other companies will also leave? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Loss Of Jobs34%32%36%35%28%39%33%46%54%**
Effect On The Economy45%44%46%42%51%41%43%45%40%**
Impact On Aviation9%9%9%8%11%8%10%8%6%**
Companies Might Leave5%7%3%7%2%7%6%1%0%**
Other6%7%6%8%8%3%7%0%0%**
Not Sure1%1%1%0%0%2%1%0%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%33%37%83%6%6%5%
 
 
4How likely is it that Wichita will maintain its title as "Air Capital of the World?" Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Very13%14%11%11%6%20%11%13%30%**
Somewhat35%30%39%21%45%37%37%16%33%**
Not Very41%40%42%54%36%34%42%32%21%**
Not At All11%15%7%13%12%8%8%38%15%**
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%33%37%83%6%6%5%
 
 
5How do you feel about the future of Wichita's economy? Are you more optimistic? More pessimistic? Or are you neutral?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Optimistic13%14%12%14%11%14%14%8%6%**
Pessimistic56%63%49%52%60%55%55%76%38%**
Neutral31%23%39%35%29%30%31%14%56%**
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%1%0%3%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%31%33%37%83%6%6%5%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.