Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20792
 
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) unions and management have been unable to come to a contract agreement. Have you been following the strike negotiations?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 3.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Yes69%76%62%65%62%77%71%64%75%66%80%71%70%61%71%74%68%77%71%81%66%88%81%46%
No28%21%34%33%35%19%20%34%19%31%20%26%23%34%24%26%31%20%24%17%29%11%15%50%
Not Sure4%3%5%2%3%4%8%2%6%3%0%3%7%4%4%0%1%3%5%2%5%1%4%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%29%25%30%16%54%46%53%7%17%22%17%50%27%15%45%26%25%74%17%43%39%
 
Which side do you think has made the better case for its position? The unions? Management? Has neither side made a better case? Or have both sides made good cases?
550 Following NegotiationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Unions20%17%23%28%16%18%15%23%17%22%40%17%9%17%22%18%19%18%24%25%18%20%17%25%
Management44%49%38%38%41%49%44%40%48%44%26%36%55%49%39%50%44%52%29%40%46%49%49%28%
Neither30%30%30%26%37%27%33%31%29%27%22%41%31%27%33%26%30%23%40%29%30%23%30%38%
Both5%3%7%6%5%5%5%5%5%6%6%2%4%6%4%6%4%6%4%5%5%6%3%7%
Not Sure1%1%2%2%1%1%4%1%2%0%5%4%0%0%2%0%3%0%2%1%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%100%100%
Composition of Following Negotiations100%54%46%27%23%34%16%50%50%51%9%18%23%15%52%29%15%50%27%29%70%22%51%26%
 
Do you ... strongly support a strike by BART workers? Somewhat support a strike? Someone oppose a strike? Or strongly oppose a strike?
550 Following NegotiationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Strongly Support12%10%14%13%13%8%17%13%11%12%27%6%12%16%14%6%19%9%14%19%9%13%9%16%
Somewhat Support11%11%12%11%13%12%9%12%11%12%25%9%7%8%13%12%2%10%18%10%12%10%8%18%
Somewhat Oppose16%14%17%17%15%14%19%16%15%17%7%22%9%17%16%14%17%17%16%13%17%13%14%20%
Strongly Oppose60%64%56%59%60%64%55%60%61%58%42%62%72%59%57%66%61%64%51%58%61%62%68%45%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%0%2%0%0%1%1%0%0%0%0%1%1%0%1%1%0%1%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%100%100%
Composition of Following Negotiations100%54%46%27%23%34%16%50%50%51%9%18%23%15%52%29%15%50%27%29%70%22%51%26%
 
Given what you know, what would you like to see happen? Should BART management accept the union's offer in order to avoid a strike? Should BART workers accept management's offer in order to avoid a strike? Should the two parties continue to negotiate towards a mutually acceptable contract, even if it means a possible strike? Or do you not know?
550 Following NegotiationsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Management Should Accept The Union's Offer16%11%22%23%17%11%14%20%12%17%25%14%11%8%22%9%16%14%18%16%16%15%13%22%
Workers Should Accept Management's Offer54%60%46%57%55%52%51%56%51%50%33%50%72%60%50%57%66%59%38%56%52%60%63%31%
Continue To Negotiate22%23%20%13%24%28%22%18%26%22%33%29%12%23%21%23%16%19%31%20%23%20%17%32%
Don't Know8%5%12%7%4%10%13%6%11%11%9%7%4%8%7%11%3%8%14%8%8%5%7%14%
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 Following Negotiations100%54%46%27%23%34%16%50%50%51%9%18%23%15%52%29%15%50%27%29%70%22%51%26%
 
5If a strike is called, how will you change your routine?Will you drive yourself? Carpool or rideshare? Use other forms of transit, like buses or the ferry? Work from home? Or do something else?
488 BART UsersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Drive Yourself46%43%50%48%43%48%41%46%46%49%29%50%43%51%44%46%62%47%40%50%45%29%53%**
Carpool13%17%9%19%10%11%6%15%10%11%16%18%12%7%14%15%9%14%11%15%11%17%12%**
Use Other Forms Of Transit14%14%14%15%18%9%20%16%12%14%29%13%12%15%16%10%4%13%17%4%19%22%12%**
Work From Home11%12%11%5%16%15%9%10%14%12%12%8%13%13%12%11%14%10%14%10%13%18%9%**
Something Else13%14%13%13%10%14%20%12%15%12%13%9%17%13%11%17%12%14%15%20%10%10%14%**
Not Sure2%0%3%0%3%2%4%1%2%1%1%2%3%0%3%0%0%2%4%1%2%4%1%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%
Composition of BART Users100%52%48%34%25%30%11%59%41%46%8%19%27%16%51%29%15%47%25%28%71%29%71%0%
 
6Should California law be changed to ban strikes by public transit workers? Or should the law be left alone?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyUnionUse BART
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost N
Changed To Ban Strikes53%58%49%47%48%59%63%47%60%47%48%60%66%65%49%55%66%54%48%59%52%59%61%42%
Left Alone38%36%40%43%43%35%25%43%32%43%41%33%29%28%41%39%28%39%41%36%38%28%30%50%
Not Sure9%6%11%10%9%6%12%10%8%10%11%7%5%7%10%5%6%7%10%5%9%12%8%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%29%25%30%16%54%46%53%7%17%22%17%50%27%15%45%26%25%74%17%43%39%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.