Geography Surveyed: Continental United States
Data Collected: 09/05/2005
Release Date: 09/06/2005 8:34 AM ET
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American Reaction to Katrina as of 9/6/05: 38% of Americans today approve of President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina, down from 48% on 8/31, when SurveyUSA began conducting daily tracking polls. 54% of Americans disapprove of the President's response. 60% of Americans today say the federal government is not doing enough to help the victims, down from a peak of 68% in interviews conducted on Friday 9/2, before the President's first visit to the region. 34% today say the government is doing the right amount to help victims, up from a low of 26% on 9/2. Americans do not agree on what should happen to the city of New Orleans: 31% today say the city should be rebuilt with public money. 31% today say the city should be rebuilt with private money. 33% today say the city should not be rebuilt.
Context: SurveyUSA, on behalf of its media clients, has interviewed 1,200 adults nationwide every day since 8/31/05, asking the identical questions. Results are tracked. SurveyUSA seeks to capture and preserve, in day-by-day snapshots, unique and extraordinary moments in American history. Many residents of the Gulf Coast are displaced; others have no phone service.
Asked of 1200 Adults
Credibility Interval for this question = ± 2.8 percentage points.