Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #7000
 
Last Daily Release on Katrina: As the nation turns its attention now to Hurricane Rita, SurveyUSA will suspend its nightly tracking on Hurricane Katrina. Here is SurveyUSA's 22nd and final report.
 
Is the federal government doing too much? Not enough? Or just the right amount to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Too Much12%15%8%8%12%14%12%9%13%13%10%13%10%
Not Enough45%39%51%49%44%42%41%74%36%46%51%42%43%
Right Amount42%46%38%41%42%42%46%15%50%39%36%44%46%
Not Sure2%0%3%1%1%2%2%2%0%2%2%1%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%40%28%72%11%11%19%22%37%22%
 
At this hour, are local officials on the Gulf Coast prepared? ... Or unprepared to respond to the challenge that is before them?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Prepared30%35%25%31%30%30%32%12%43%22%31%34%30%
Unprepared59%57%62%58%63%56%57%75%56%65%63%53%61%
Not Sure10%8%13%11%8%14%11%13%1%13%6%13%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%40%28%72%11%11%19%22%37%22%
 
Has the government's response to the hurricane been ... surprisingly organized? About what you would expect given the size of the damage? Or, surprisingly disorganized?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Surprisingly Organized9%11%7%11%7%10%9%8%14%8%7%13%6%
About What You Would Expect41%44%37%40%39%44%43%27%43%36%36%41%50%
Surprisingly Disorganized49%43%54%48%52%45%47%64%42%56%56%45%41%
Not Sure1%2%1%1%3%1%1%1%2%1%1%1%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%40%28%72%11%11%19%22%37%22%
 
Thinking just about the President of the United States ... Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Approve43%46%40%37%48%42%49%12%42%42%41%46%39%
Disapprove54%51%56%61%47%55%48%86%51%53%57%52%55%
Not Sure4%2%5%3%4%3%3%2%7%5%2%2%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%40%28%72%11%11%19%22%37%22%
 
In general, when coastal areas are damaged by hurricanes, should those areas be rebuilt with public money? Rebuilt with private money? Or should they not be rebuilt?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Rebuilt With Public Money29%25%32%31%29%26%29%42%18%28%35%33%17%
Rebuilt With Private Money46%53%39%46%46%45%46%36%50%49%43%44%49%
Not Rebuilt16%14%17%12%14%22%16%11%17%12%15%14%22%
Not Sure10%7%12%11%11%7%9%12%14%11%8%10%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%40%28%72%11%11%19%22%37%22%
 
Now focusing specifically on the City of New Orleans, which is below sea level: should the city of New Orleans be rebuilt with public money? Rebuilt with private money? Or should the city not be rebuilt?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Rebuilt With Public Money28%27%29%32%28%24%27%48%17%29%29%30%22%
Rebuilt With Private Money35%39%31%34%34%37%37%29%36%36%39%33%35%
Not Rebuilt32%30%34%28%34%34%33%16%36%31%29%32%37%
Not Sure5%4%6%6%4%4%4%7%12%5%2%5%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%32%40%28%72%11%11%19%22%37%22%