Archive for February 2011

Eat dinner with household: Oregon Civic Engagement

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People from the Portland area say they are more likely to eat dinner with their household.

Question: During a TYPICAL MONTH in the past year, how often did you eat dinner with any of the other members of your household –basically every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, once a month, or not at all?

Oregon is the entire state of Oregon. The sample consists of 1,100 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 3 percent.

Portland Metro includes Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington. Yamhill County in Oregon was not included in the sample. The sample consisted of 544 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 4 percent.

Source of Data: Current Population Survey, November 2008 Civic Participation Supplement, Public Use Micro Sample.

Eugene Civic Stadium Future

Support for refurbishing Civic Stadium has decreased since June 2010.

QUESTION:
Do you support or oppose refurbishing Civic Stadium?

METHODOLOGY:
The June 2010 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted June 14-15, 2010. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

The January 2011 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted January 24-25, 2011. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

News from other Internet sources: Washington Civic Engagement

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There is little difference between the two regions.

Question: I am going to read some ways that people get news and information.  Please tell me how often you did each of the following during a TYPICAL MONTH in the past year:
Obtain news from any other Internet sources that we have not previously asked about such as blogs, chat rooms, or independent news services  -basically every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, once a month, or not at all?

Washington is the entire state of Washington. The sample consisted of 1,238 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 3 percent.
Seattle includes the standard Seattle-Tacoma Metro Area. The sample consisted of 608 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 4 percent.

Source of Data: Current Population Survey, November 2008 Civic Participation Supplement, Public Use Micro Sample.

Oregon Growth in Gubernatorial Voters: 1986 to 2010 (1986 Result)

These are the fastest growing counties in gubernatorial voters between 1986 and 2010. Counties won by Paulus are in red and those won by Goldschmidt are in blue. Paulus lost narrowly, 52 percent to 48 percent, in 1986. Washington County was the biggest Republican county in 1986.

If you told an Oregon Republican strategist in 1986 that the fastest growing counties the next 24 years would be these, confidence would abound.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State

News from other Internet sources: California Civic Engagement

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Persons from the San Franciso metro area are more likely to use these other internet sources than either San Jose or the rest of the state.

Question: I am going to read some ways that people get news and information.  Please tell me how often you did each of the following during a TYPICAL MONTH in the past year:
Obtain news from any other Internet sources that we have not previously asked about such as blogs, chat rooms, or independent news services  -basically every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, once a month, or not at all?

California is the entire state of California. The sample consisted of 5,438 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 1 percent.
San Francisco includes San Francisco and Alameda counties. The sample consisted of 549 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 4 percent.
San Jose includes Santa Clara County. The sample consisted of 268 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 6 percent.

Source of Data: Current Population Survey, November 2008 Civic Participation Supplement, Public Use Micro Sample.

Eugene Urban Growth Boundary Expansion Survey Results

Support for expanding the urban growth boundary has gradually been increasing since June 2010. However, it’s still fair to say that there is no decisive citywide opinion in either direction.

QUESTION:
Do you support or oppose the City of Eugene expanding the urban growth boundary?

METHODOLOGY:
The June 2010 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted June 14-15, 2010. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

The November 2010 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted November 29-30, 2010. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

The January 2011 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted January 24-25, 2011. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

The sampling methodology was identical for all three surveys.

News from other Internet sources: Oregon Civic Engagement

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Though the Portland area’s usage is slightly higher, there is no significant difference in the usage of these other internet sources between the Portland metro and the average Oregonian.

Question: I am going to read some ways that people get news and information.  Please tell me how often you did each of the following during a TYPICAL MONTH in the past year:
Obtain news from any other Internet sources that we have not previously asked about such as blogs, chat rooms, or independent news services  -basically every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, once a month, or not at all?

Oregon is the entire state of Oregon. The sample consists of 1,100 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 3 percent.

Portland Metro includes Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington. Yamhill County in Oregon was not included in the sample. The sample consisted of 544 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 4 percent.

Source of Data: Current Population Survey, November 2008 Civic Participation Supplement, Public Use Micro Sample.

Eugene EmX Down West 11th

The support for EmX going down West 11th Avenue has increased since November. This has been a significant shift.

QUESTION:
Do you support or oppose he Lane Transit District extending the Bus Rapid Transit EmX along West 11th Avenue?

METHODOLOGY:
The November 2010 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted November 29-30, 2010. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

The January 2011 survey consisted of 200 telephone interviews of likely Eugene General Election voters conducted January 24-25, 2011. The margin of error at the overall sample median is plus or minus 7 percent.

Listen to news on radio: Washington Civic Engagement

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There is little difference in radio listenership between Seattle-Tacoma and the rest of Washington.

Question: I am going to read some ways that people get news and information.  Please tell me how often you did each of the following during a TYPICAL MONTH in the past year:
Listen to the news on radio or get news from radio internet sites – basically every day, a few times a week, a few times a month, once a month, or not at all?

Washington is the entire state of Washington. The sample consisted of 1,238 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 3 percent.
Seattle includes the standard Seattle-Tacoma Metro Area. The sample consisted of 608 interviews with a sample of error at the median of approximately 4 percent.

Source of Data: Current Population Survey, November 2008 Civic Participation Supplement, Public Use Micro Sample.

Growth in Voter Numbers in Oregon Governor’s Contest 1986-2010

Look back at the 1986 results (http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=5215) and now look at the map above. If you had told a Republican strategist in 1986 that these population patterns would hold … how could they not expect a solidly Republican Oregon in 2010. The Republican areas in 1986 have generally grown the most. The Democratic areas in 1986 have generally grown the least.

Something has clearly happened to change the fundamental bases of partisan support in Oregon.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.