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The Star-Bulletin Hawaii Superferry poll was conducted Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 by SMS Research. A total of 600 telephone surveys were conducted
statewide, 150 each on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. The margin of error is 4 percentage points for the statewide poll and about 8 percentage
points for the individual islands.

Do you think an environmental assessment should be done on the Superferry?

Additional demographic data:

Age and Gender
Gender
Male

What is your age?

Total

Female 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Don't know

Yes

38.5% 45.5%

57.7%

61.4%

40.6%

33.5%

30.7%

53.0%

42.5%

No

45.7% 38.2%

26.8%

25.6%

39.7%

54.9%

51.4%

23.5%

41.4%

Maybe

9.5%

11.5%

10.7%

12.4%

12.3%

10.8%

8.2%

Don't know

6.3%

4.8%

4.8%

0.5%

7.4%

0.7%

9.7%

23.5%

5.4%

345

75

91

172

134

122

6

600

Total Sample size 255

10.7%

Ethnicity
Ethnicity

Total

Caucasian Chinese Filipino Hawaiian or
Part-Hawaiian

Japanese Korean Samoan Black or
African-American

Hispanic or "Mixed, not
Latino
Hawaiian"

Other Refused

Yes

44.7%

58.7%

39.0%

46.5%

36.2%

55.8%

68.0%

68.6%

46.1% 37.7%

No

43.8%

33.9%

34.3%

38.5%

40.6%

41.5%

33.3%

3.5%

29.3%

Maybe

8.7%

6.1%

24.5%

8.8%

15.0%

33.3%

25.0%

Don't
know

2.8%

1.3%

2.3%

6.3%

8.2%

2.7%

266

38

84

124

110

7

Total Sample
size

100.0%

3

33.3%

3

37.2% 47.5%

41.4%

5.8%

10.7%

2.0%

3.5%

2.0%

10.9% 12.8%

5.4%

21

6

59

600

18

Income
What was your household income in 2006?

Total

Less than $25K $25K to $50K $50K-$75K 75K-$100K $100K-$150K $150K-$250K More than $250K Don't know Refused
Yes

50.2%

32.8%

47.0%

46.3%

45.6%

75.0%

24.9%

35.3%

34.5%

42.5%

No

24.6%

45.1%

43.5%

46.7%

39.2%

8.6%

70.9%

26.4%

47.8%

41.4%

Maybe

14.3%

16.3%

8.7%

1.4%

9.6%

4.3%

24.8%

12.7%

10.7%

Don't know

11.0%

5.8%

0.7%

5.6%

5.5%

16.4%

13.6%

5.0%

5.4%

12500.0%

13500.0%

7900.0%

5600.0%

1400.0%

1300.0%

2000.0%

9000.0% 60000.0%

Total Sample size 6800.0%

Island
Island
Oahu

Total
Maui

Hawaii Island Kauai

Percent

Percent Percent Percent

Percent

Yes

36.0%

68.7%

48.0%

64.0%

42.5%

No

46.0%

23.3%

36.7%

27.3%

41.4%

Maybe

12.7%

5.3%

6.7%

4.0%

10.7%

42.5%

Don't know 5.3%

2.7%

8.7%

4.7%

5.4%

Years in Hawaii
How long have you lived on this island?

Total

Less than 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 20 years "More than 20 years, but not lifetime" Lifetime Don't know
Yes

47.7%

42.8%

62.2%

41.6%

36.8%

No

37.5%

53.2%

18.5%

48.8%

42.7%

41.4%

Maybe

7.3%

1.5%

17.2%

5.9%

13.3%

10.7%

Don't know

7.5%

2.5%

2.1%

3.7%

7.1%

5.4%

50

86

154

242

Total Sample size 66

100.0%

2

42.5%

600

Political Philosophy
Would you say that you are...

Total

Very conservative Somewhat conservative Middle of the road Somewhat liberal Very liberal Don't know
Yes

34.8%

40.2%

38.9%

57.1%

39.8%

43.5%

42.5%

No

52.7%

42.1%

43.0%

31.2%

43.7%

39.1%

41.4%

Maybe

9.5%

9.0%

12.3%

8.7%

16.5%

8.0%

10.7%

Don't know

3.1%

8.7%

5.8%

3.1%

9.5%

5.4%

126

209

120

45

30

600

Total Sample size 70

Should the Superferry be allowed to operate right away while the environmental assessment is being
done?

Additional demographic data:
Age and Gender
Gender
Male

What is your age?

Total

Female 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Don't know

Yes

69.5% 59.7%

No

20.8% 26.8%

41.6%

32.7%

23.9%

Maybe

5.7%

8.6%

14.8%

4.6%

7.0%

Don't know

3.9%

4.9%

4.7%

0.5%

6.0%

4.8%

3.4%

23.5%

4.5%

345

75

91

172

134

122

6

600

Total Sample size 255

39.0%

62.2%

63.1%

78.3%

66.3%

53.0%

16.4%

17.1%

23.5%

0.4%

13.3%

63.8%
24.3%
7.4%

Ethnicity
Ethnicity

Total

Caucasian Chinese Filipino Hawaiian or
Part-Hawaiian

Japanese Korean Samoan Black or
African-American

Hispanic or "Mixed, not
Latino
Hawaiian"

Other Refused

10.7%

66.1%

80.9% 52.7%

63.8%

63.8%

4.5%

15.2% 18.4%

24.3%

Yes

64.7%

76.1%

66.2%

55.0%

59.8%

92.9%

5.7%

No

27.5%

23.9%

20.9%

36.3%

21.0%

7.1%

81.7%

100.0%

Maybe

6.0%

12.7%

6.2%

11.6%

Don't
know

1.9%

0.2%

2.5%

7.6%

84

124

110

Total Sample
size

266

38

12.6%

7

3

25.5%

3

21

3.0%

2.4%

7.4%

29.3%

1.0%

26.5%

4.5%

6

59

18

600

Income
What was your household income in 2006?

Total

Less than $25K $25K to $50K $50K-$75K 75K-$100K $100K-$150K $150K-$250K More than $250K Don't know Refused
Yes

46.8%

63.9%

67.8%

64.3%

65.8%

56.3%

80.2%

45.0%

70.3%

63.8%

No

25.7%

23.1%

25.8%

30.1%

24.0%

29.9%

13.6%

40.9%

13.9%

24.3%

Maybe

20.4%

10.2%

5.6%

5.4%

9.3%

4.3%

1.8%

3.4%

7.4%

Don't know

7.1%

2.8%

0.8%

0.2%

0.9%

13.9%

1.9%

12.3%

12.5%

4.5%

125

135

79

56

14

13

20

90

600

Total Sample size 68

Island
Island
Oahu

Total
Maui

Hawaii Island Kauai

Percent

Percent Percent Percent

Percent

Yes

68.0%

44.0%

62.0%

52.7%

63.8%

No

18.7%

46.7%

30.0%

40.7%

24.3%

Maybe

8.0%

8.0%

5.3%

2.7%

7.4%

Don't know 5.3%

1.3%

2.7%

4.0%

4.5%

Years in Hawaii
How long have you lived on this island?

Total

Less than 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 20 years "More than 20 years, but not lifetime" Lifetime Don't know
Yes

65.2%

55.6%

65.2%

65.3%

64.0%

No

19.4%

39.6%

29.0%

26.8%

20.4%

Maybe

12.8%

4.9%

1.6%

5.1%

9.4%

Don't know

2.6%

4.1%

2.8%

6.3%

50

86

154

242

Total Sample size 66

63.8%
100.0%

24.3%
7.4%
4.5%

2

600

Political Philosophy
Would you say that you are...

Total

Very conservative Somewhat conservative Middle of the road Somewhat liberal Very liberal Don't know
Yes

66.6%

63.3%

65.6%

61.7%

66.4%

47.0%

63.8%

No

27.1%

20.8%

21.7%

29.7%

23.3%

41.6%

24.3%

Maybe

5.1%

9.1%

8.2%

3.4%

9.8%

11.4%

7.4%

Don't know

1.2%

6.7%

4.6%

5.2%

0.5%

126

209

120

45

Total Sample size 70

Would you use the Superferry if it started operations?

Additional demographic data:
Age and Gender
Gender
Male

What is your age?

Total

Female 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Don't know

Yes

73.8% 62.6%

73.3%

62.0%

71.5%

73.0%

56.7%

No

12.2% 20.1%

17.7%

29.9%

10.8%

14.5%

17.7%

Maybe

13.4% 15.2%

7.4%

8.1%

Don't know

0.6%

1.7%

2.1%

17.6%

11.6%

23.0%

0.1%

0.9%

2.6%

76.5%

67.3%
16.8%
14.4%

23.5%

1.5%

4.5%
30

600

Total Sample size 255

345

75

91

172

134

122

6

600

Ethnicity
Ethnicity

Total

Caucasian Chinese Filipino Hawaiian or
Part-Hawaiian

Japanese Korean Samoan Black or
African-American

Hispanic or "Mixed, not
Latino
Hawaiian"

Other Refused

Yes

62.9%

53.4%

78.0%

67.2%

67.0%

44.8%

70.0% 52.7%

No

20.0%

40.1%

13.8%

15.5%

17.8%

Maybe

15.3%

6.5%

7.2%

16.7%

14.7%

Don't
know

1.8%

1.0%

0.6%

0.5%

84

124

110

Total Sample
size

266

38

100.0% 100.0%

100.0%

55.2%

7

3

3

21

60.7%
29.3%

17.4% 1.8%

16.8%

9.9%

12.3% 32.7%

14.4%

0.3%

12.8%

1.5%

59

18

600

6

Income
What was your household income in 2006?

Total

Less than $25K $25K to $50K $50K-$75K 75K-$100K $100K-$150K $150K-$250K More than $250K Don't know Refused
Yes

73.8%

62.9%

64.1%

62.4%

73.7%

67.6%

89.6%

67.2%

71.3%

67.3%

No

19.1%

20.8%

10.9%

29.3%

13.5%

32.4%

6.2%

16.6%

9.4%

16.8%

Maybe

6.1%

15.6%

22.5%

8.1%

12.8%

4.3%

16.2%

15.5%

14.4%

Don't know

1.0%

3.8%

1.5%

13

20

90

600

Total Sample size 68

0.7%

2.6%

0.2%

125

135

79

56

14

Island
Island
Oahu

Total
Maui

Hawaii Island Kauai

Percent

Percent Percent Percent

Percent

Yes

70.7%

50.0%

70.0%

50.7%

67.3%

No

13.3%

32.0%

14.7%

38.0%

16.8%

Maybe

14.7%

16.0%

14.0%

8.7%

14.4%

2.0%

1.3%

2.7%

1.5%

Don't know 1.3%

Years in Hawaii
How long have you lived on this island?

Total

Less than 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 20 years "More than 20 years, but not lifetime" Lifetime Don't know
Yes

76.1%

69.1%

62.4%

69.6%

66.2%

No

11.8%

19.1%

24.6%

17.0%

15.6%

67.3%
6.5%

67.3%

16.8%

Maybe

11.2%

11.1%

6.9%

Don't know

0.8%

0.7%

6.1%

50

86

Total Sample size 66

13.4%

17.8%

154

14.4%

0.4%

93.5%

1.5%

242

2

600

Political Philosophy
Would you say that you are...

Total

Very conservative Somewhat conservative Middle of the road Somewhat liberal Very liberal Don't know
Yes

75.1%

67.5%

66.4%

64.8%

72.0%

57.2%

67.3%

No

15.3%

19.5%

15.9%

16.9%

12.4%

17.5%

16.8%

Maybe

8.9%

12.9%

15.7%

Don't know

0.7%

Total Sample size 70

126

16.9%

15.1%

0.8%

3.1%

209

120

45

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9.0%

14.4%

16.3%

1.5%

30

600