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Key Demographics of Downtown Eugene Overall Rating

Democrats are more likely to rate downtown higher, though there is a clear drop over time between the 2015 surveys and the 2016 and 2017 surveys.

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, 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 Visitors

In general, persons who are younger and from southern Eugene are more likely to visit downtown.

QUESTION: How often do you go to downtown Eugene: daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never?

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 Business Rating by Geography

The rating for business is net positive in two of the three southern Eugene wards. Ward 2, furthest to the south and away from downtown is the one with the net negative rating. The ratings in all the other wards are net negative, though Ward 8 is closest to even.
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 Crime Rating by Geography

 On the issue of crime downtown, there is much less of a geographic gap than with either visiting frequency or overall rating.
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%.

Downtown Eugene Overall Rating by Geography

Just as south Eugeneans are more likely to visit downtown, they are more likely to approve. However, every single ward, on net, disapproves of the status of 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, 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 Visit Frequency by Geography

To the surprise of few, persons from South Eugene (Wards 1, 2, and 3) are the most frequent visitors to downtown. What is probably more interesting is the sharp distinction, not between the near-downtown Ward 1 and the rest of South Eugene, but between the entirety of South Eugene and the entirely of the rest of Eugene.
QUESTION: How often do you go to downtown Eugene: daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never?
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%.

Eugene Downtown Grows Unsafe Reputation

This question is a bit different because it asks the respondent to choose between three different combinations rather than just rating one characteristics at a time.
The overall perception of a safe Downtown Eugene continues the its slow trend downward. However, those seeing it as really dangerous continues dropping from its high in 2016.
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 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, 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 is 7%.

Eugene Downtown’s Business Environment Rating Stays Roughly Level

The perception of Downtown Eugene’s business environment, in contrast to crime, did not decline. However, having the “Good,” “Poor,” and “Don’t know” all increase means there is no clear pattern.
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, 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 is 7%.

Eugene Downtown’s Crime Problem Rating Continues Decline

The rating of Downtown Eugene’s crime problem continues drop.
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, 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 is 7%.

Downtown Eugene Overall Rating Stays Low

The long-term trend of downtown Eugene’s rating continues to be low.
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, 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 is 7%.