Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19767
 
1Are you connected to Wichita's public water supply?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
Yes78%76%80%64%85%87%82%73%85%74%87%90%**76%86%75%74%75%89%75%72%80%**81%
No17%15%18%25%12%12%14%19%13%19%12%10%**23%13%14%24%15%11%13%27%20%**15%
Not Sure5%8%2%11%2%1%4%7%2%6%1%0%**2%1%11%2%10%1%11%1%0%**3%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
2Do you or does anyone in your household work at a business that is connected to Wichita's public water supply?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
Yes44%46%42%53%52%47%9%53%32%46%38%40%**57%38%39%50%42%35%57%58%44%**25%
No52%51%52%40%45%52%88%42%67%52%42%60%**41%55%60%48%57%65%41%29%56%**72%
Not Sure4%2%6%7%3%1%3%5%2%2%20%0%**2%7%1%2%1%0%2%12%0%**3%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
3Do you have children who attend a school that is connected to Wichita's public water supply?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
Yes36%33%39%31%60%34%10%44%24%36%20%48%**36%36%36%40%38%32%62%51%19%**10%
No61%65%56%65%36%62%88%53%73%62%74%47%**63%61%61%59%58%66%34%42%81%**88%
Not Sure3%2%5%3%3%4%2%3%3%3%7%4%**1%3%4%1%4%2%4%7%0%**2%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
4How do you most often drink water? Straight from the tap? Filtered tap water through a faucet, pitcher or refrigerator? Filtered through a system that includes reverse osmosis? Or bottled water?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
Tap43%43%43%42%38%40%60%40%48%45%55%20%**30%50%50%35%47%46%39%37%41%**51%
Filtered Tap25%21%29%27%29%22%18%28%21%30%6%12%**40%16%18%33%24%17%25%37%28%**19%
Filtered System10%13%7%8%4%20%10%6%16%5%15%37%**14%7%10%14%8%7%13%10%6%**8%
Bottled21%22%20%23%28%17%10%25%14%20%22%31%**15%27%22%17%20%30%23%16%25%**21%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%1%1%0%1%0%2%0%**1%0%1%1%0%1%0%0%0%**2%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
5Where have you received the most information about fluoridation? TV? Radio? Newspaper? Internet? Direct Mail? Your dentist or doctor? Somewhere else? Or have you not received any information?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
TV44%45%43%42%45%48%39%43%45%35%66%74%**40%60%32%42%45%54%48%39%54%**40%
Radio7%6%8%14%4%1%5%10%3%8%10%0%**14%2%5%12%4%1%4%21%0%**2%
Newspaper15%16%14%3%18%21%26%10%23%18%5%2%**19%15%11%15%17%18%8%15%7%**25%
Internet8%9%7%11%7%6%8%9%7%8%5%14%**8%4%13%13%5%8%12%6%12%**5%
Direct Mail1%1%1%0%2%1%1%1%1%2%0%0%**2%1%1%1%1%2%1%2%0%**1%
Dentist/doctor7%2%11%6%10%5%4%8%5%9%0%3%**7%6%7%6%5%7%9%8%1%**5%
Other10%12%9%16%8%7%9%12%8%12%0%7%**7%3%19%4%16%6%17%7%4%**8%
Never Received7%7%7%8%4%10%6%7%8%8%13%0%**3%8%12%8%7%4%1%1%21%**12%
Not Sure0%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%**1%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%**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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
6What is most important to you when it comes to water fluoridation? Health benefits? Health risks? The cost in adding it to the water supply? If it can be removed from the water supply once added? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
Benefits41%32%50%38%45%39%43%41%40%44%29%38%**48%41%33%38%51%40%39%51%39%**38%
Risks31%35%28%29%28%36%32%29%35%29%36%41%**32%35%31%37%22%32%32%36%38%**29%
Cost15%20%11%20%13%13%12%17%13%16%9%16%**11%13%22%13%19%17%22%6%4%**17%
Can Be Removed4%6%3%7%2%3%5%5%4%3%18%0%**1%6%6%4%5%3%0%2%13%**5%
Other4%5%4%2%8%5%4%4%4%5%4%4%**5%3%6%5%2%7%4%4%6%**5%
Not Sure4%2%5%3%3%4%4%3%4%4%3%0%**3%2%4%3%2%1%3%1%0%**6%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
7Who should decide whether to add fluoride to the water supply? The state government? City government? Or voters?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
State4%2%6%3%7%4%3%5%3%4%8%4%**6%4%3%2%9%0%6%2%0%**4%
City9%13%5%0%9%17%15%4%16%7%1%27%**15%6%6%13%7%9%12%7%2%**10%
Voters85%83%87%97%79%78%79%89%78%88%90%64%**78%88%88%83%83%85%81%89%98%**81%
Not Sure2%2%3%0%6%1%3%3%2%2%1%4%**1%3%2%2%1%5%1%3%0%**4%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
8If the youngest person in your household is ...
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
<1033%35%30%54%42%14%2%48%9%31%14%58%**35%23%36%34%34%30%100%0%0%**0%
11 - 2018%10%26%20%29%15%1%24%9%18%23%9%**20%22%15%24%13%12%0%100%0%**0%
21 - 3011%16%6%21%2%7%8%13%7%10%10%16%**5%16%12%2%16%17%0%0%100%**0%
31 - 405%6%4%4%8%4%2%6%3%4%16%0%**2%4%9%3%5%3%0%0%0%**0%
>4034%33%35%0%19%61%86%9%71%36%38%17%**38%36%28%36%32%39%0%0%0%**100%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
9Are you the parent of a child who takes fluoride supplements?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyYoungest Person
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal< 1011 - 2021 - 3031 - 40> 40
Yes14%10%18%14%29%5%3%20%4%16%3%10%**15%9%16%17%12%10%30%15%0%**3%
No82%87%77%85%67%90%88%77%89%81%87%86%**82%84%82%78%85%88%68%81%100%**89%
Not Sure4%4%5%2%4%5%9%3%7%3%9%4%**3%7%2%5%3%2%2%4%0%**8%
Total100%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%33%26%24%16%60%40%74%11%12%3%36%31%30%37%36%16%33%18%11%5%34%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.