Archive for February 2011

Listen to news on radio: California Civic Engagement

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Radio listenership is higher in the San Francisco metro area and the San Jose metro area than in the rest of California.

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?

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.

Oregon Governor Margin Change 1986 to 2010

This map shows just how much Oregon’s geographic divisions have increased over 24 years. Much of the Democratic advantage has come from changes in the Portland area.

The 1986 margin is at: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=5215. The 2010 margin is at: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=5221.

Listen to news on radio: Oregon Civic Engagement

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Daily radio listenership in the Portland metro area is significantly higher than in the rest of Oregon.

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?

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.

Oregon Governor Margin 2010

The legend is in percentage terms. The map indicates the percentage voting for Chris Dudley (R) in the head-to-head with John Kitzhaber (D). Kitzhaber won with 51 percent. The statewide percentage for the Republican and Democratic candidates were roughly the same in 1986 and 2010.

It’s clear that, since 1986, Oregon’s geographic divisions have become much sharper. For example, Multnomah has become more Democratic. In addition, the Democrats have made inroads with Republican areas. The solidly Republican, in 1986, ¬†suburban county, has gone to the Democrats.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.