Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #16971
 
1Have you heard anything recently about bed bugs?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes77%70%83%73%79%79%78%82%71%73%
No19%26%14%25%19%15%17%13%29%27%
Not Sure3%4%3%2%2%6%4%5%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%
 
 
2Do you know what a bed bug bite looks like?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes45%45%46%50%38%51%46%50%35%54%
No53%53%52%49%60%47%53%48%65%37%
Not Sure2%2%2%1%2%2%1%2%0%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%
 
 
3Would you recognize a bed bug if you saw one?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes52%56%49%59%42%60%48%66%50%58%
No43%40%46%39%53%35%48%31%43%40%
Not Sure4%3%5%2%5%5%4%3%7%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%
 
 
4Do you know anyone who has bed bugs?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes19%21%17%23%16%19%15%26%25%19%
No79%77%82%76%82%79%84%68%75%81%
Not Sure2%2%1%1%2%2%1%5%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%
 
 
5Have you yourself ever had bed bugs in your home?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes8%9%8%10%7%9%7%11%7%18%
No89%89%90%90%89%89%91%85%93%76%
Not Sure2%2%2%0%4%2%2%3%0%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%29%41%31%56%18%17%8%
 
 
6Have you tried to get rid of the bugs?
51 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 11.3%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes80%77%82%100%85%51%85%71%70%86%
No11%7%14%0%0%35%13%4%30%0%
Not Sure10%15%4%0%15%14%2%25%0%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%34%35%31%44%24%14%18%
 
 
7Did the bed bugs come back after treatment?
40 Who Have Had Bedbugs & Tried To Get Rid Of ThemAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 15.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes41%41%40%46%35%38%54%12%31%46%
No58%59%57%54%60%62%42%88%69%54%
Not Sure2%0%3%0%5%0%4%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Have Had Bedbugs & Tried To Get Rid Of Them100%47%53%43%37%20%47%22%12%19%
 
 
8All together, how much did it cost to get rid of the bed bugs?
40 Who Have Had Bedbugs & Tried To Get Rid Of ThemAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 15.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
< $50044%38%49%26%53%65%30%100%63%0%
$500 - $1,00019%3%33%24%12%21%20%0%37%27%
$1,000 - $2,00016%25%8%13%23%11%23%0%0%29%
> $2,00016%34%0%37%0%0%22%0%0%29%
Not Sure5%0%10%0%12%3%5%0%0%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Have Had Bedbugs & Tried To Get Rid Of Them100%47%53%43%37%20%47%22%12%19%