Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #10311
 
Filtering: SurveyUSA contacted 600 Seattle adults; 513 identified themselves as registered voters and were asked the questions that follow.
 
Do you think the city of Seattle is? Or is not? using your property tax money wisely?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Using It Wisely28%33%23%24%32%26%30%9%**29%16%32%27%12%24%36%
Not Using It Wisely54%52%55%51%53%59%51%66%**55%72%46%62%70%59%46%
Not Sure18%15%22%26%15%15%19%26%**16%13%23%11%17%17%19%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
How would you rate the conditions of roads and bridges in Seattle? Excellent? Good? Fair? Or poor?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Excellent1%0%2%1%1%1%1%3%**0%1%1%1%0%1%1%
Good21%21%21%18%25%18%21%24%**15%18%22%23%20%17%25%
Fair50%46%54%46%49%58%49%34%**62%46%50%49%46%59%44%
Poor27%32%22%35%24%21%28%39%**21%33%27%26%31%22%29%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%1%2%1%0%**1%2%0%1%3%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
3Would you be willing to pay more in property taxes if the money was used for road repairs and improvements?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes43%48%38%46%40%42%44%46%**38%36%48%38%34%41%49%
No48%44%51%47%51%45%47%44%**51%61%40%55%61%50%42%
Not Sure10%8%11%7%9%13%9%9%**12%4%11%8%5%9%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
4Is your opinion of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels favorable? Unfavorable? Or neutral?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Favorable25%29%22%29%22%24%26%24%**20%20%26%25%18%28%26%
Unfavorable32%34%30%31%32%33%29%30%**44%38%26%40%40%31%28%
Neutral42%37%48%40%45%42%44%41%**36%39%48%34%39%40%46%
Not Sure0%1%0%0%1%0%0%4%**0%2%0%0%3%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
5Is your opinion of initiative promoter Tim Eyman favorable? Unfavorable? Or neutral?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Favorable11%12%10%5%11%19%10%32%**7%26%8%11%26%12%7%
Unfavorable65%66%65%61%71%60%69%36%**52%38%69%70%36%65%75%
Neutral23%23%24%32%18%20%21%30%**41%35%22%19%38%23%17%
Not Sure1%0%1%1%0%0%1%2%**0%0%1%0%0%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
6The Sonics basketball team was recently purchased by owners from Oklahoma City. How likely do you think it is that the Sonics will stay in Seattle? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Very5%6%5%9%3%6%5%10%**5%8%4%8%12%4%5%
Somewhat23%18%28%22%24%23%24%10%**17%20%22%25%24%24%22%
Not Very48%48%48%38%52%57%47%62%**58%44%53%42%43%52%45%
Not At All21%25%17%29%19%12%23%15%**13%23%19%24%20%17%25%
Not Sure2%2%2%2%2%2%1%3%**7%5%2%0%1%3%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
7Do you believe the city of Seattle should? Or should not? Use taxpayer money to keep professional sports teams in Seattle?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Should21%27%16%25%22%15%18%35%**33%20%17%29%17%19%23%
Should Not73%71%76%69%74%78%76%62%**62%77%76%68%80%75%72%
Not Sure5%3%8%6%4%7%6%4%**5%3%7%3%3%6%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
8Do you believe taxpayer money was? Or was not? well-spent on Safeco Field, the baseball stadium?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Was Well-spent41%45%38%48%39%37%42%46%**35%47%41%41%54%40%41%
Not Well-spent49%47%50%45%51%50%49%44%**47%48%47%50%40%48%52%
Not Sure10%8%12%7%11%13%9%10%**18%5%12%9%6%12%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
9Do you believe taxpayer money was? Or was not? well-spent on Qwest Field, the football stadium?
513 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Was Well-spent38%44%33%46%38%28%35%57%**39%45%36%42%43%35%40%
Not Well-spent50%48%52%46%52%54%55%32%**39%48%50%49%46%53%51%
Not Sure11%8%15%8%11%18%10%10%**22%8%14%9%10%12%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%35%40%25%77%6%5%13%12%56%27%10%39%41%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.