Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19454
 
1How serious of a problem would you say the current drought is? Very serious? Somewhat serious? Not very serious? Or not serious at all?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Very77%73%81%73%77%79%78%75%79%80%63%75%**72%83%87%
Somewhat16%19%14%14%19%18%13%16%16%15%20%1%**20%11%6%
Not Very3%2%4%3%3%2%2%3%2%3%4%4%**4%1%2%
Not Serious3%5%2%10%0%0%2%5%1%1%13%19%**4%2%0%
Not Sure1%2%0%0%1%1%4%0%2%1%0%0%**0%2%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%27%27%18%55%45%81%5%8%5%59%30%11%
 
 
2Have you changed the way you use water because of the drought?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes62%60%65%56%59%65%72%58%68%65%55%42%**58%68%70%
No32%34%30%33%37%33%20%35%28%28%44%52%**36%27%21%
Not Sure6%6%6%11%4%2%8%7%4%7%1%5%**6%5%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%27%27%18%55%45%81%5%8%5%59%30%11%
 
 
3What is the main reason you've been conserving water? Because you have local restrictions on water use? Because even though you do NOT have local restrictions, you're trying to help conserve? Just to save money? or for some other reason?
312 Who Changed The Way They Use WaterAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Local Restrictions6%7%5%5%5%3%13%5%7%7%**0%**2%12%8%
To Help Conserve71%64%77%68%70%74%71%69%72%70%**76%**76%65%64%
Save Money15%19%12%22%13%14%11%18%13%16%**24%**13%21%9%
Other7%10%5%2%11%9%4%7%7%6%**0%**7%2%20%
Not Sure1%1%1%2%1%0%1%2%0%1%**0%**2%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Changed The Way They Use Water100%47%53%26%25%29%20%51%49%85%5%6%5%55%33%12%
 
 
4What has been your biggest frustration due to the drought? Unbearable heat? Dead grass? Lost farming revenue? Higher utility bills? Cracking pavements? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Heat37%32%41%32%33%37%51%32%43%38%24%20%**39%37%22%
Grass13%18%8%15%12%10%15%14%12%12%11%33%**10%16%17%
Lost Revenue19%21%18%18%20%24%13%19%20%21%9%14%**16%14%50%
Utility Bills24%22%26%30%24%24%15%27%21%24%36%33%**27%24%11%
Pavements4%4%3%5%7%0%1%6%1%1%18%0%**4%5%0%
Other3%2%3%0%5%2%4%2%3%3%2%0%**3%3%0%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%1%1%0%1%1%0%0%**1%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%27%27%18%55%45%81%5%8%5%59%30%11%
 
 
5What temperatures do you prefer? Extreme heat? Or extreme cold?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Heat33%38%29%26%42%35%28%34%32%33%31%33%**31%33%47%
Cold42%42%43%49%38%40%42%44%41%44%36%45%**42%45%35%
Not Sure25%21%28%25%20%26%30%23%27%23%33%22%**27%22%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%28%27%27%18%55%45%81%5%8%5%59%30%11%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.