Portland Congress Square Park Survey Results

Q1

Q2

Do you support or oppose the sale of Congress
Square to a private developer for the creation
of an events center?

Support ........................................................... 53%

Oppose ........................................................... 49%

Oppose ........................................................... 25%

Not sure .......................................................... 17%

Not sure .......................................................... 21%

The reported amount of money the city will be
receiving is five hundred thousand dollars.
Regardless of whether you support or oppose
the sale of Congress Square, do you think the
selling price is too high, too low, or just about
right?

Q6

If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.
Woman ........................................................... 55%
Man................................................................. 45%

Q7

If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican,
press 2. If an independent, press 3.

Too high .......................................................... 6%

Democrat ........................................................ 51%

Too low ........................................................... 56%

Republican...................................................... 18%

Just right ......................................................... 27%

Independent.................................................... 32%

Q8

Regardless of whether you support or oppose
the sale of Congress Square, do you think the
city process was fair in terms of public input
and allowing alternative ideas to be explored?

30 to 45........................................................... 20%
46 to 65........................................................... 49%

The public should have had more input .......... 47%
Not sure .......................................................... 21%

Regardless of whether you support or oppose
the selling of Congress Square do you think the
issue should be put to a citywide public
referendum vote, or keep the process as it is
and let the City Council decide?

If you are 18 to 29 years old, press 1. If 30 to
45, press 2. If 46 to 65, press 3. If you are older
than 65, press 4.
18 to 29........................................................... 12%

The public had enough input........................... 32%

Q4

In general, do you support or oppose
protecting all public parks in Portland from
being sold by the city to private developers?

Support ........................................................... 34%

Not sure .......................................................... 11%

Q3

Q5

Older than 65 .................................................. 19%

Q9

What is your household’s annual income?
Less than $30,000 .......................................... 23%
$30,000 to $50,000 ......................................... 16%
$50,000 to $75,000 ......................................... 11%

Should be put to a public referendum vote ..... 63%

$75,000 to $100,000 ....................................... 9%

Should stay the way it is now.......................... 29%

Over $100,000 ................................................ 12%

Not sure .......................................................... 8%

Don’t care to say............................................. 29%

September 5-6, 2013
Survey of 507 Portland voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Q10 City Council District
1...................................................................... 20%
2...................................................................... 17%
3...................................................................... 20%
4...................................................................... 23%
5...................................................................... 21%

September 5-6, 2013
Survey of 507 Portland voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Gender
Base Wom an

Gender
Base Wom an

Man

$500,000 sale too
high/too low

Support park sale to
private developer?
Support 34%

25%

45%

Oppose 49%

54%

Not sure 17%

21%

6%

5%

7%

43%

Too low 56%

58%

54%

12%

Just right 27%

23%

32%

Not sure 11%

14%

8%

Too high

Gender
Base Wom an

Gender
Man

Process fair vs.
m ore public input

Base Wom an

28%

37%

The public should 47%
have had m ore input

47%

Not sure 21%

25%

68%

56%

46%

Should be put to a 63%
public referendum
vote

24%

36%

17%

Should stay the w ay 29%
it is now

8%

8%

Not sure

survey of 507 Portland voters

Man

Cityw ide public
referendum vote?

The public had 32%
enough input

September 5-6, 2013

Man

8%

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Crosstabs

Party

Gender
Base Wom an

Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent

Man
Support park sale to
private developer?

Support public parks
being sold to private
developers?
54%

Support 53%

53%

Oppose 25%

26%

24%

Not sure 21%

20%

23%

Support 34%

32%

48%

28%

Oppose 49%

48%

36%

58%

Not sure 17%

20%

17%

13%

Party

Party

Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent

6%

2%

12%

9%

Too low 56%

63%

38%

55%

Just right 27%

24%

43%

Not sure 11%

11%

7%

Too high

September 5-6, 2013
survey of 507 Portland voters

Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent
Process fair vs.
m ore public input

$500,000 sale too
high/too low

The public had 32%
enough input

29%

47%

28%

24%

The public should 47%
have had m ore input

44%

43%

52%

12%

Not sure 21%

26%

10%

20%

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Crosstabs

Party

Party

Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent

Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent
Cityw ide public
referendum vote?
Should be put to a 63%
public referendum
vote

62%

Should stay the w ay 29%
it is now

29%

41%

23%

9%

6%

7%

Not sure

8%

52%

70%

Support public parks
being sold to private
developers?
Support 53%

56%

38%

58%

Oppose 25%

25%

32%

23%

Not sure 21%

19%

30%

19%

Age

Age
Base

18 to 30 to 46 to Older
29
45
65 than 65

6%

18%

6%

3%

5%

47%

Too low 56%

41%

62%

61%

45%

17%

Just right 27%

24%

28%

27%

30%

Not sure 11%

18%

4%

9%

19%

Support 34%

24%

32%

36%

37%

Oppose 49%

59%

49%

48%

Not sure 17%

18%

19%

16%

survey of 507 Portland voters

18 to 30 to 46 to Older
29
45
65 than 65

$500,000 sale too
high/too low

Support park sale to
private developer?

September 5-6, 2013

Base

Too high

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Crosstabs

Age

Age
Base

18 to 30 to 46 to Older
29
45
65 than 65

Base
Cityw ide public
referendum vote?

Process fair vs.
m ore public input
The public had 32%
enough input

41%

21%

34%

33%

The public should 47%
have had m ore input

35%

47%

50%

46%

Not sure 21%

24%

32%

17%

21%

Should be put to a 63%
public referendum
vote

59%

74%

61%

60%

Should stay the w ay 29%
it is now

24%

23%

31%

34%

18%

2%

8%

7%

Not sure

Base

18 to 30 to 46 to Older
29
45
65 than 65

Support public parks
being sold to private
developers?
Support 53%

35%

60%

60%

43%

Oppose 25%

47%

28%

19%

26%

Not sure 21%

18%

13%

21%

31%

survey of 507 Portland voters

8%

Annual incom e

Age

September 5-6, 2013

18 to 30 to 46 to Older
29
45
65 than 65

Base

Less than $30,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 to
Over Don’t care
$30,000
$50,000
$75,000 $100,000 $100,000
to say

Support park sale to
private developer?
Support 34%

25%

35%

28%

64%

54%

24%

Oppose 49%

63%

44%

53%

20%

34%

56%

Not sure 17%

12%

21%

19%

16%

12%

20%

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Crosstabs

Annual incom e

Annual incom e
Less than $30,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 to
Over Don’t care
Base
$30,000
$50,000
$75,000 $100,000 $100,000
to say
$500,000 sale too
high/too low
6%

8%

10%

4%

5%

2%

5%

61%

45%

59%

53%

51%

60%

Just right 27%

19%

33%

28%

40%

42%

19%

Not sure 11%

12%

12%

9%

3%

4%

16%

The public had 32%
enough input

25%

35%

38%

53%

44%

21%

The public should 47%
have had m ore input

57%

48%

46%

27%

29%

52%

Not sure 21%

18%

16%

16%

19%

27%

28%

Annual incom e

Annual incom e

Less than $30,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 to
Over Don’t care
Base
$30,000
$50,000
$75,000 $100,000 $100,000
to say
Cityw ide public
referendum vote?
Should be put to a 63%
public referendum
vote

72%

Should stay the w ay 29%
it is now

13%

23%

37%

55%

51%

25%

15%

8%

3%

2%

-

10%

Not sure

Less than $30,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 to
Over Don’t care
$30,000
$50,000
$75,000 $100,000 $100,000
to say

Process fair vs.
m ore public input

Too low 56%

Too high

Base

8%

September 5-6, 2013
survey of 507 Portland voters

69%

61%

44%

49%

65%

Base

Less than $30,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 to
Over Don’t care
$30,000
$50,000
$75,000 $100,000 $100,000
to say

Support public parks
being sold to private
developers?
Support 53%

50%

65%

67%

38%

48%

52%

Oppose 25%

33%

16%

23%

36%

14%

27%

Not sure 21%

18%

19%

10%

26%

38%

20%

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Crosstabs

City Council District
Base

1

2

City Council District

3

4

5

Support park sale to
private developer?

Base

3

4

5

3%

11%

3%

6%

7%

38%

Too low 56%

66%

56%

58%

52%

49%

17%

Just right 27%

17%

18%

31%

29%

37%

Not sure 11%

14%

15%

8%

13%

6%

23%

31%

31%

37%

45%

Oppose 49%

60%

56%

53%

42%

Not sure 17%

17%

13%

16%

21%

Too high

City Council District
Base

1

2

City Council District

3

4

5

Process fair vs.
m ore public input

Base

1

2

3

4

5

Cityw ide public
referendum vote?

The public had 32%
enough input

23%

25%

35%

41%

32%

The public should 47%
have had m ore input

63%

49%

46%

41%

37%

Not sure 21%

14%

25%

19%

18%

31%

Should be put to a 63%
public referendum
vote

67%

72%

57%

62%

59%

Should stay the w ay 29%
it is now

23%

21%

37%

27%

37%

10%

7%

5%

11%

5%

Not sure

survey of 507 Portland voters

2

6%

Support 34%

September 5-6, 2013

1

$500,000 sale too
high/too low

8%

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Crosstabs

City Council District
Base

1

2

3

4

5

Support public parks
being sold to private
developers?
Support 53%

56%

58%

58%

48%

49%

Oppose 25%

30%

23%

18%

30%

25%

Not sure 21%

14%

19%

24%

22%

26%

September 5-6, 2013
survey of 507 Portland voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Process fair vs. m ore public input

$500,000 sale too
high/too low
Base

Too
high

Base

Too Just
Not
low right sure

Support park sale to
private developer?

Support park sale to
private developer?
Support 34%

34%

18%

76%

12%

Oppose 49%

61%

65%

12%

57%

Not sure 17%

5%

18%

12%

31%

The public had
The public should
Not
enough input have had m ore input sure

Support 34%

75%

7%

30%

Oppose 49%

15%

76%

40%

Not sure 17%

9%

16%

30%

Cityw ide public referendum vote?

Support public parks being
sold to private developers?

Should be put to a Should stay the
Not
Base public referendum vote
w ay it is now sure
Support park sale to
private developer?

Base

Support 34%

16%

76%

22%

Oppose 49%

64%

17%

50%

Not sure 17%

20%

7%

28%

September 5-6, 2013
survey of 507 Portland voters

Not
Support Oppose sure

Support park sale to
private developer?
Support 34%

23%

40%

54%

Oppose 49%

60%

46%

26%

Not sure 17%

17%

14%

21%

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Gender
Base Wom an

Man

Support park sale to
private developer?
Support 34%

25%

45%

Oppose 49%

54%

43%

Not sure 17%

21%

12%

September 5-6, 2013
survey of 507 Portland voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

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