Posts tagged ‘Downtown Eugene Study’

Downtown Overall Attitude Update

Those agreeing that downtown safety problems are less important or inconsequential continues to increase from 2016 levels.
QUESTION: Now, I am going to read statements from three fictitious people to you about the transient population in downtown Eugene and ask which one comes closest to your view: ROTATE ORDER: READ 1 TO 3 OR READ 3 TO 1
[The transient population in downtown Eugene]
1. Bradshaw:  ___  makes me feel much less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
2. Philips: ___  makes me feel somewhat less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
3. Andrews: ___  does not make me feel less safe and has no effect on whether I would go to businesses there.
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Business Rating Update

The perception of the downtown business environment improved and is back to late 2015 levels.

QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Crime Rating Update

The perception of crime downtown took a sharp drop in February after steadily increasing since the middle of 2015.
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Downtown Overall Rating Update

Downtown Eugene’s overall approval rating is approaching 2015 levels.
QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?

Frequency Visiting Downtown Update

Eugeneans appear to be coming downtown at more typical levels than indicated with the sharp  September downtown.

QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, September 11-12, 2017, and February 5-8, 2018. The margin of error at the sample median for each is 7%.

Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Overall Perception

The most important determinant of which group is party.

QUESTION: Now, I am going to read statements from three fictitious people to you about the transient population in downtown Eugene and ask which one comes closest to your view: ROTATE ORDER: READ 1 TO 3 OR READ 3 TO 1
[The transient population in downtown Eugene]
1. Bradshaw:  ___  makes me feel much less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
2. Philips: ___  makes me feel somewhat less safe and less likely to go to businesses there.
3. Andrews: ___  does not make me feel less safe and has no effect on whether I would go to businesses there.

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Downtown Eugene: Visiting and Rating Excellent

As with approving, there is something of a correlation between rating downtown excellent and the frequency of visiting. However, here the drop off from daily to weekly is much steeper.

This post and the previous post show that surveys of downtown workers and visitors are likely to differ significantly from the city as a whole. This may or may not be a good thing – that depends on the objective of the survey. However, the difference is there and is significant and should be mentioned in any research report or evaluation.

QUESTION: How often do you go to downtown Eugene: daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never?
QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Downtown Eugene: Visiting and Approving

This graphic show the relationship between approval ratings and visiting frequency downtown.
There is a definite positive relationship between visiting downtown and rating downtown: more visits mean higher ratings. Admittedly, none of the ratings are very good.
This most likely implies one of two things. First, the people who know downtown best like it the best. Second, there is a kind of self-selection going on where those most likely to prefer downtown as it is. It is probably a combination of both.
QUESTION: How often do you go to downtown Eugene: daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never?
QUESTION: How would you rate Downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?
METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Business Rating

Younger Eugeneans clearly have the highest ratings for downtown’s business environment.

QUESTION: How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.

Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Crime Rating

Younger non-Republican Eugeneans are least perturbed about any crime problem downtown.

QUESTION: How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene: excellent, good, fair, poor?

METHODOLOGY: 200 live telephone interviews of City of Eugene likely General Election voters were conducted each of June 1-2, 2015, September 21-22, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, December 2-3, 2015, September 13-15, 2016, April 10-11, 2017, and September 11-12, 2017. The margin of error at the sample median for each individual survey is 7%. Overall the margin of error is 3%.