Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19188
 
Occupy Movement Not Drawing New Supporters in SFO: SurveyUSA interviewed 500 San Francisco-area adults exclusively for KPIX-TV on the Occupy movement. 6 of 10 adults say their opinion of the movement has not changed since the movement began, and those opinions are evenly divided: 30% say they supported the movement when it began and still support it today; 30% say they opposed the movement when it began and still oppose it today. But: Among those who have changed their minds about the Occupy movement, the shift is six times more negative than positive: 4% of adults say they originally opposed the movement but now support it, while 24% say they supported the movement when it first began but now oppose.

Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 3 months ago, little has changed. Click the "triangle-T" graphic to open the interactive tracking graphs, a SurveyUSA exclusive.

 
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 500 San Francisco area adults 05/01/12. This research was conducted multi-mode, using blended sample. Respondents who use a home telephone (77% of adults) were interviewed on their home phone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (23% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, laptop, tablet or other electronic device. In this survey, cell phone and landline respondents have different perspectives: cell phone respondents are more supportive of the Occupy movement and less likely to have changed their minds about it than those reachable on home telephones, but among those cell phone respondents who have changed their minds, as with those landline respondents who have changed their minds, the shifts tend to be from support to opposition: 8% of cell phone respondents originally supported and now oppose the movement, while 1% of cell phone respondents originally opposed and now support. Among landline respondents, a similar shift: 28% originally supported, now oppose; 5% originally opposed, now support.
 
Which statement about the Occupy movment best describes you. I supported the movement when it first started and I still support it. I supported the movment when it first started BUT NOW I oppose it. I opposed the movement when it first started BUT NOW I support it. Or I opposed the movment when it first started and I still oppose it.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Supported / Still Do30%35%25%37%23%35%23%30%30%33%44%26%20%33%29%10%41%27%14%25%47%
Supported / Now Oppose24%21%26%15%24%29%30%19%29%19%11%33%32%8%28%23%27%18%30%21%25%
Opposed / Now Support4%4%4%2%7%1%7%4%4%3%11%0%7%1%5%6%5%2%2%5%3%
Opposed / Still Do30%32%28%21%36%29%37%28%32%33%24%32%23%23%32%52%22%33%49%37%14%
Not Sure12%8%17%25%10%7%3%18%5%12%10%9%18%35%6%8%5%21%5%11%11%
Total100%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%29%25%18%58%42%53%7%17%22%23%77%17%51%26%16%44%33%
 
 
Has the police response to the protesters been .. Too harsh? Not harsh enough? Or just about right?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Too Harsh24%26%23%24%27%30%14%25%23%22%40%25%24%30%23%22%29%20%22%20%33%
Not Harsh Enough32%33%32%28%31%31%43%29%36%34%30%29%33%21%36%47%29%31%47%32%25%
Just About Right35%36%35%34%39%31%36%37%33%37%25%42%30%40%34%25%37%40%26%38%39%
Not Sure8%5%11%14%3%8%7%8%7%8%4%4%13%9%8%6%5%9%5%10%3%
Total100%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%29%25%18%58%42%53%7%17%22%23%77%17%51%26%16%44%33%