Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #27015
 
About the Poll: SurveyUSA interviewed 500 adults from the city of San Diego 01/31/24 through 02/02/24, using nonprobability sample provided by Lucid Holdings LLC of New Orleans. The pool of adult survey respondents was weighted to US Census targets for gender, age, race, and home ownership. This research was conducted online.
 
1How would you rate the city's preparation for the historic flooding that hit San Diego on January 22nd?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Excellent4%6%2%5%5%4%0%5%2%6%1%2%2%14%2%13%2%5%3%8%4%2%9%4%6%1%3%5%6%2%6%2%4%2%6%3%5%3%2%6%
Good11%10%11%9%11%13%11%10%12%10%12%8%15%18%8%9%11%9%11%8%14%9%5%9%13%9%12%8%13%10%5%10%14%8%10%13%14%8%11%10%
Fair28%29%28%26%21%34%39%24%36%26%18%35%27%21%30%22%30%22%31%22%34%28%29%26%26%35%34%26%26%35%28%32%26%33%29%25%27%29%27%31%
Poor51%51%51%53%61%42%44%56%43%50%53%51%52%40%56%52%51%60%48%59%43%57%53%54%53%50%49%54%53%50%52%50%52%50%46%56%50%52%53%48%
Not Sure6%4%8%7%3%8%6%5%7%7%15%4%4%8%5%4%6%3%7%3%6%5%5%7%2%6%1%7%2%3%10%6%4%6%9%3%4%7%6%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
2Who is most to blame for the lack of preparation?
397 Who Say Preparation Was Fair or PoorAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 6.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Mayor Gloria14%16%11%8%18%16%18%12%17%11%13%18%13%5%16%21%12%14%14%28%10%10%22%27%14%8%7%25%14%8%15%16%12%15%14%13%18%11%16%11%
The City33%31%34%33%32%37%29%33%33%33%40%30%36%34%33%38%33%44%29%29%32%37%29%30%32%30%32%30%32%31%38%34%30%35%40%25%29%36%33%33%
National Weather Service3%3%3%7%1%0%0%5%0%3%4%3%4%1%3%9%2%4%3%3%2%3%5%1%6%1%0%2%6%1%5%4%1%2%4%3%2%4%1%5%
Infrastructure36%39%33%31%39%32%47%34%39%38%27%40%27%41%35%24%38%28%39%28%43%35%19%35%34%44%50%30%34%46%22%31%46%31%31%44%39%34%33%39%
Not Sure14%11%18%20%10%15%5%16%11%14%16%9%21%19%13%9%15%9%16%11%13%15%25%7%15%17%12%12%15%15%20%15%12%18%11%14%13%15%16%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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 Who Say Preparation Was Fair or Poor100%51%49%38%26%20%16%64%36%41%5%33%21%12%79%15%83%29%71%24%39%27%7%19%34%19%14%26%34%33%19%38%43%27%34%39%46%54%56%44%
 
3How would you rate the city's response following the flooding?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Excellent9%10%8%8%10%6%14%9%9%10%7%11%5%27%4%16%8%7%10%8%11%9%7%16%11%5%5%14%11%5%10%10%8%7%14%6%9%9%11%7%
Good25%25%25%24%17%34%27%21%31%26%23%24%23%18%25%15%26%22%26%21%30%21%22%23%22%27%38%23%22%32%24%26%24%26%25%24%24%25%26%24%
Fair38%41%35%36%44%38%31%40%35%43%32%36%33%28%42%29%40%39%38%41%36%41%58%32%38%47%35%39%38%42%33%35%42%38%33%43%45%32%37%40%
Poor21%20%23%24%24%15%18%24%16%15%30%22%31%21%23%33%19%26%20%24%18%20%11%23%24%14%19%20%24%16%23%20%21%24%21%20%18%24%21%22%
Not Sure7%4%9%7%5%7%9%6%8%6%9%7%9%6%7%8%7%6%7%6%4%9%3%6%5%7%2%5%5%5%10%8%4%5%8%7%4%9%6%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
4How would you rate Mayor Gloria's response following the flooding?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Excellent5%7%3%8%3%6%2%6%4%7%2%6%1%18%2%12%4%5%5%5%9%3%0%1%7%3%14%1%7%8%6%4%6%4%5%6%7%4%6%4%
Good21%25%17%17%23%25%21%19%23%25%11%18%20%17%19%10%22%23%20%16%25%16%14%25%19%14%35%22%19%23%13%18%26%18%21%22%21%20%22%19%
Fair35%31%39%34%37%33%38%35%35%35%27%39%31%34%37%31%36%36%35%28%38%39%36%31%37%50%25%32%37%40%33%31%39%33%38%34%40%31%27%45%
Poor23%26%20%22%28%18%26%24%21%18%37%28%23%20%26%29%22%27%22%40%14%20%41%33%21%16%12%35%21%14%27%28%18%26%20%24%23%24%27%19%
Not Sure16%11%21%20%10%18%13%16%16%15%22%10%25%11%16%19%15%9%17%12%14%22%9%10%15%17%14%9%15%15%22%19%10%19%15%14%9%22%18%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
5Are you aware of the resources available to those impacted by the storm?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Yes44%46%43%48%42%43%42%46%42%46%42%50%34%68%38%54%43%54%41%48%53%39%57%50%43%45%48%51%43%46%43%45%44%41%46%45%48%42%51%36%
No42%44%40%43%48%40%36%45%38%42%45%40%45%28%49%40%42%37%45%41%36%50%29%38%44%46%41%36%44%44%43%41%43%44%39%44%41%43%39%47%
Not Sure13%10%16%9%10%17%22%10%19%12%13%10%21%4%13%5%14%9%14%11%11%11%14%12%13%9%11%13%13%10%14%14%12%15%15%10%11%15%10%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
6How confident are you that those impacted will have their needs addressed?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Very10%9%11%11%10%8%10%10%9%9%7%15%5%27%6%16%9%13%8%9%12%9%11%14%9%7%9%13%9%8%11%9%9%8%14%7%10%9%12%7%
Somewhat40%44%35%39%30%47%49%36%48%42%32%41%36%40%39%30%41%35%42%36%47%42%43%41%38%42%54%41%38%47%31%43%42%40%40%40%42%38%36%45%
Not Very31%35%27%32%38%24%26%34%25%33%39%27%30%16%35%36%30%34%30%38%23%33%34%32%36%26%23%32%36%24%35%26%34%23%32%35%34%28%33%29%
Not At All13%9%16%12%17%10%10%14%10%10%12%13%17%9%14%11%12%13%13%10%13%9%11%7%11%17%10%8%11%14%11%18%9%21%8%12%9%16%13%12%
Not Sure7%3%10%6%5%11%6%6%9%6%9%4%11%8%6%6%7%4%7%7%5%7%1%7%5%8%3%5%5%6%13%5%6%8%7%6%5%9%6%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
7How confident are you that the city will be able to respond to a similar flooding event in the future?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Very14%14%13%15%13%14%10%14%12%13%10%19%9%34%9%19%13%10%15%11%18%11%9%24%12%10%15%20%12%12%14%15%13%10%18%12%18%10%15%12%
Somewhat32%34%30%30%28%36%38%29%37%32%36%29%36%32%30%26%33%34%32%27%35%33%37%24%33%31%45%28%33%37%28%35%32%26%38%31%30%34%32%32%
Not Very38%37%38%41%36%32%41%39%36%43%26%35%34%16%44%37%38%40%37%45%34%37%40%37%36%46%30%38%36%39%38%33%41%42%33%39%39%36%36%40%
Not At All13%13%13%9%20%14%10%13%12%10%17%15%16%13%14%16%12%13%13%15%10%16%14%13%14%10%11%13%14%10%17%15%10%17%9%14%10%15%13%13%
Not Sure3%1%6%4%3%3%2%4%3%3%11%2%5%4%3%2%4%3%3%2%3%4%0%2%4%4%0%2%4%2%3%3%4%5%2%4%3%4%4%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
8How concerned are you that climate change could increase and intensify rainstorms?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 5.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Very42%39%45%37%40%51%46%38%49%42%49%48%31%51%40%46%41%43%42%30%54%38%27%40%37%43%74%37%37%56%39%44%42%38%48%40%41%43%50%32%
Somewhat33%34%33%37%40%25%26%38%25%29%23%32%48%21%37%35%33%34%33%20%32%40%16%25%40%40%18%23%40%31%31%33%35%37%31%33%36%31%29%39%
Not Very14%18%11%17%8%16%18%13%17%16%14%14%12%16%13%15%15%12%15%28%12%9%32%19%15%12%8%23%15%10%15%12%16%15%13%16%13%16%12%18%
Not At All6%7%5%5%5%7%8%5%7%8%6%3%6%7%6%3%7%5%6%16%1%7%16%12%5%4%0%13%5%2%11%5%4%5%5%7%7%5%5%7%
Not Sure4%2%6%4%7%2%2%5%2%5%8%3%4%5%4%1%5%6%3%6%1%6%8%4%4%1%0%5%4%1%3%6%3%6%4%4%3%5%5%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
9Do you have flood insurance?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Yes16%16%16%20%18%9%12%19%10%19%11%17%9%100%0%21%15%19%15%18%17%16%26%16%18%12%14%19%18%13%15%14%18%8%21%17%23%10%17%15%
No73%75%70%66%72%84%76%69%80%73%73%67%81%0%100%71%73%70%74%74%72%74%70%71%73%80%73%71%73%77%76%70%74%81%68%72%67%78%72%73%
Not Sure11%9%13%14%10%7%12%12%9%8%16%15%10%0%0%8%12%10%11%8%11%11%4%13%9%8%13%10%9%10%8%16%8%11%12%11%10%12%11%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%
 
10Were you personally impacted by the flooding?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceHave Flood InsurImpacted By FlooParentParty AffiliationIdeologyIdeology AggregatedEducationIncomeHomeUrbanicity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoYesNoYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KOwnRentUrbanSuburban
Yes16%19%13%21%18%11%8%20%10%16%13%17%16%21%16%100%0%19%14%23%14%17%13%16%23%10%9%15%23%10%25%13%15%15%17%16%15%17%17%15%
No82%80%85%77%81%86%92%79%88%82%87%81%84%79%83%0%100%81%84%76%84%82%87%82%76%90%87%83%76%89%70%85%85%81%82%84%84%81%81%84%
Not Sure1%2%1%2%0%3%0%1%2%2%0%3%0%0%2%0%0%0%2%1%2%2%0%2%1%0%4%1%1%2%5%1%0%4%1%0%0%2%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%39%25%21%15%64%36%43%6%30%21%16%73%16%82%28%71%23%40%25%7%19%34%18%13%26%34%31%19%37%44%26%36%39%47%53%55%45%