Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #21129
 
San Diego By 2:1 Agrees With Police Chief's Decision to Resign; Most Think He Was Forced Out:

San Diego is split on the quality of the police department. 35% have a lot of confidence in the police, 42% have a little confidence and 15% have no confidence at all, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KGTV-TV 10News and the Union-Tribune Newspaper.

48% agree with the decision of William Lansdowne to resign as police chief. 22% disagree.

62% say Lansdowne was pressured to resign. 22% say Lansdowne resigned on his own.

One third say Lansdowne should be replaced by someone within the department. One third say he should be replaced by someone from outside the department. One third say it doesn't matter.

10% say Lansdowne's replacement should be a man; 20% say it should be a woman. 69% say it makes no difference.

14% say the new police chief should be a minority. 7% say it should not be a minority. 77% say it makes no difference.

 
1How much confidence do you have in the integrity of the San Diego Police Department? A lot? A little? Or none at all?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
A Lot35%42%28%22%42%41%50%30%44%42%31%29%28%52%33%34%43%38%24%45%39%27%
A Little42%38%46%38%48%45%34%42%41%42%46%51%27%41%43%41%42%45%41%35%38%51%
None At All15%15%15%25%9%6%11%19%8%9%18%7%40%7%18%15%8%10%25%9%16%13%
Not Sure8%5%11%14%0%8%5%9%7%7%4%13%5%0%7%10%7%7%9%11%6%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%
 
 
2Do you agree or disagree with San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne's decision to resign?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Agree48%53%42%51%43%42%54%48%47%47%51%42%54%52%52%44%41%48%55%39%48%50%
Disagree22%24%20%12%29%27%33%19%29%24%32%26%11%35%23%20%28%25%16%29%26%16%
Not Sure30%23%37%37%28%31%13%33%24%29%18%32%34%12%25%36%31%27%29%32%26%34%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%
 
 
3Do you think Lansdowne was pressured to resign? Or do you think he made the decision on his own?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Pressured62%61%62%74%61%49%48%69%48%62%64%60%61%55%70%58%61%57%66%46%70%68%
On His Own22%26%18%15%24%26%33%18%29%22%25%24%19%37%17%22%24%26%18%27%20%18%
Not Sure16%13%20%11%15%25%19%13%23%16%11%15%20%9%13%20%15%17%16%28%10%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%
 
 
4Should Lansdowne be replaced by someone from within the department? By someone from outside the San Diego Police Department? Or does it make no difference either way?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Within The Department32%33%31%28%33%34%35%30%34%32%33%35%26%31%19%38%29%40%26%26%31%32%
Outside34%37%32%37%40%32%20%39%27%39%19%35%27%44%47%26%40%29%36%38%39%27%
Makes No Difference32%28%35%34%26%30%41%31%34%26%46%29%46%22%30%34%29%29%36%35%29%38%
Not Sure2%2%2%1%1%5%4%1%5%3%1%1%2%2%3%2%2%2%2%2%1%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%
 
 
5Should the next police chief be a man? A woman? Or does it make no difference?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Man10%13%6%13%6%6%14%10%9%17%10%2%2%21%8%9%18%9%5%24%7%6%
Woman20%15%25%15%29%19%17%21%18%16%42%28%13%15%17%22%22%23%16%11%20%33%
No Difference69%70%68%70%64%73%69%68%71%67%47%70%80%63%75%67%60%69%77%64%73%61%
Not Sure1%1%1%2%1%2%0%1%1%0%1%0%5%0%0%2%0%0%2%1%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%
 
 
6Should the next police chief be a member of a minority group? Not a member of a minority group? Or does it make no difference?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Minority Group14%16%11%15%18%9%7%17%8%6%41%27%8%17%14%13%12%24%7%4%10%19%
Not Minority Group7%10%4%6%11%3%14%8%7%11%9%2%5%4%8%8%13%5%6%17%5%3%
No Difference77%72%83%77%70%84%79%75%82%83%50%71%80%79%77%77%75%70%84%77%84%77%
Not Sure2%2%1%2%1%4%0%1%3%0%0%0%8%0%1%2%0%1%3%1%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%
 
 
7Do you think smoking electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, should be allowed? Or banned? in public places?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceSmokingParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / SmokeUsed To Never SmRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Allowed38%45%31%45%43%30%20%44%26%44%44%30%30%88%40%28%42%27%45%35%39%40%
Banned53%46%60%48%50%57%68%49%61%48%53%56%63%11%54%60%53%59%51%57%56%46%
Not Sure9%9%9%6%7%13%12%7%13%8%3%14%7%2%7%11%5%14%5%8%5%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%22%14%64%36%49%6%25%19%10%31%59%29%30%39%22%43%26%