Pinellas Surveys
 
April 2013 Pinellas County General Survey

Telephone survey of registered voters within Pinellas County Florida, conducted on April 1st, 2013:

In our April Pinellas County general poll, we asked questions about a new Rays stadium, how to use bed tax revenues, fluoride, light rail and several other questions.

Total people polled: 3812

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 1.6% at a 95% confidence level


Would you support using public funds to build a new Rays baseball stadium in Pinellas County?
    Yes:       26.8%
    No:         63.0%
    Unsure:   10.2%

Would you rather use existing hotel bed tax income to build a new Rays baseball stadium, build a new Clearwater Aquarium, or for Gulf Beach Renourishment?
    New Rays Stadium:              23.8%
    New Clearwater Aquarium:     22.0%
    Beach Renourishment:          40.6%
    Unsure:                               13.5%

Do you support the county commission's decision to put fluoride back into the county's water system?
    Yes:       64.2%
    No:         25.6%
    Unsure:   10.1%

Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to expand our existing public bus transportation services?
    Yes:       32.0%
    No:         60.8%
    Unsure:     7.2%

Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to build a new light rail mass transit system in Pinellas County?
    Yes:       46.8%
    No:         46.4%
    Unsure:     6.9%

Do you think Pinellas County needs a light rail system?
    Yes:       48.9%
    No:         41.9%
    Unsure:     9.2%

Would you support consolidating local fire departments with the county?
    Yes:       44.8%
    No:         35.0%
    Unsure:  20.2%

Would you support consolidating local police departments with the county?
    Yes:       44.9%
    No:         38.4%
    Unsure:   16.8%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Would you support using public funds to build a new Rays baseball stadium in Pinellas County?   3812 responses
Yes: 26.9%   No: 63.0%   Unsure: 10.1%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   26.9%     No:   62.4%   Unsure:   10.7%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   28.1%     No:   63.1%   Unsure:   8.8%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   24.6%     No:   64.0%   Unsure:   11.4%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   26.7%     No:   63.6%   Unsure:   9.7%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   27.4%     No:   61.5%   Unsure:   11.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   19.6%     No:   60.8%   Unsure:   19.6%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   31.8%     No:   58.3%   Unsure:   9.9%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   24.7%     No:   59.8%   Unsure:   15.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   31.5%     No:   59.8%   Unsure:   8.7%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   22.9%     No:   65.7%   Unsure:   11.4%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   29.6%     No:   58.9%   Unsure:   11.4%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   33.2%     No:   57.2%   Unsure:   9.6%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   24.3%     No:   67.5%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   19.2%     No:   66.9%   Unsure:   13.9%                            
Would you rather use existing hotel bed tax income to build a new Rays baseball stadium, build a new Clearwater Aquarium, or for Gulf Beach renourishment?   3812 responses
New Rays stadium: 23.9%   New Clearwater Aquarium: 22.0%   Beach renourishment: 40.6%   Unsure: 13.5%                        
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      New Rays stadium:   21.6%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   23.9%   Beach renourishment:   41.1%     Unsure:   13.4%                        
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      New Rays stadium:   28.5%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   19.2%   Beach renourishment:   38.2%     Unsure:   14.1%                        
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      New Rays stadium:   20.1%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   23.3%   Beach renourishment:   43.8%     Unsure:   12.7%                        
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      New Rays stadium:   24.4%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   20.2%   Beach renourishment:   43.1%     Unsure:   12.4%                        
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      New Rays stadium:   21.8%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   29.8%   Beach renourishment:   26.2%     Unsure:   22.2%                        
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      New Rays stadium:   13.7%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   33.3%   Beach renourishment:   25.5%     Unsure:   27.5%                        
      Hispanic   151 responses
      New Rays stadium:   25.8%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   33.1%   Beach renourishment:   29.8%     Unsure:   11.3%                        
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      New Rays stadium:   18.6%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   28.9%   Beach renourishment:   34.0%     Unsure:   18.6%                        
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      New Rays stadium:   29.0%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   18.2%   Beach renourishment:   38.5%     Unsure:   14.3%                        
      Female   2061 responses
      New Rays stadium:   19.6%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   25.2%   Beach renourishment:   42.4%     Unsure:   12.8%                        
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      New Rays stadium:   24.6%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   24.5%   Beach renourishment:   41.1%     Unsure:   9.8%                        
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      New Rays stadium:   27.9%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   21.9%   Beach renourishment:   40.2%     Unsure:   10.0%                        
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      New Rays stadium:   20.6%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   21.2%   Beach renourishment:   42.9%     Unsure:   15.4%                        
      70 and up   720 responses
      New Rays stadium:   23.3%     New Clearwater Aquarium:   21.9%   Beach renourishment:   36.4%     Unsure:   18.3%                        
Do you support the county commission's decision to put fluoride back into the county's water system?   3812 responses
Yes: 64.4%   No: 25.6%   Unsure: 10.1%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   68.9%     No:   21.2%   Unsure:   9.9%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   63.2%     No:   27.7%   Unsure:   9.1%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   58.4%     No:   29.6%   Unsure:   12.0%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   65.5%     No:   25.4%   Unsure:   9.0%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   61.2%     No:   25.2%   Unsure:   13.5%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   51.0%     No:   29.4%   Unsure:   19.6%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   58.3%     No:   26.5%   Unsure:   15.2%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   58.8%     No:   25.8%   Unsure:   15.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   62.9%     No:   26.9%   Unsure:   10.2%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   65.6%     No:   24.4%   Unsure:   9.9%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   50.7%     No:   33.2%   Unsure:   16.1%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   60.4%     No:   28.7%   Unsure:   10.9%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   68.2%     No:   24.1%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   74.0%     No:   17.4%   Unsure:   8.6%                            
Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to expand our existing public bus transportation services?   3812 responses
Yes: 31.9%   No: 60.9%   Unsure: 7.2%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   42.0%     No:   50.3%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   19.7%     No:   74.1%   Unsure:   6.3%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   35.1%     No:   57.2%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   30.7%     No:   62.5%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   41.8%     No:   48.0%   Unsure:   10.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   27.5%     No:   64.7%   Unsure:   7.8%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   36.4%     No:   57.0%   Unsure:   6.6%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   28.9%     No:   64.9%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   30.6%     No:   64.1%   Unsure:   5.3%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   33.0%     No:   58.2%   Unsure:   8.7%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   31.4%     No:   62.1%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   31.4%     No:   60.8%   Unsure:   7.8%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   32.2%     No:   61.9%   Unsure:   5.9%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   32.1%     No:   58.6%   Unsure:   9.3%                            
Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to build a new light rail mass transit system in Pinellas County?   3812 responses
Yes: 46.6%   No: 46.5%   Unsure: 6.8%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   59.0%     No:   33.5%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   30.4%     No:   63.5%   Unsure:   6.1%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   52.6%     No:   40.5%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   45.2%     No:   48.4%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   56.9%     No:   32.6%   Unsure:   10.5%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   56.9%     No:   33.3%   Unsure:   9.8%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   48.3%     No:   44.4%   Unsure:   7.3%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   47.4%     No:   45.4%   Unsure:   7.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   47.0%     No:   47.7%   Unsure:   5.3%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   46.3%     No:   45.5%   Unsure:   8.2%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   52.3%     No:   40.2%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   50.2%     No:   42.9%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   44.7%     No:   49.4%   Unsure:   6.0%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   40.3%     No:   51.7%   Unsure:   8.1%                            
Do you think Pinellas County needs a light rail system?   3812 responses
Yes: 48.8%   No: 42.0%   Unsure: 9.2%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   60.9%     No:   28.8%   Unsure:   10.3%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   34.3%     No:   58.1%   Unsure:   7.6%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   51.9%     No:   37.9%   Unsure:   10.2%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   47.5%     No:   44.0%   Unsure:   8.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   56.0%     No:   28.9%   Unsure:   15.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   64.7%     No:   25.5%   Unsure:   9.8%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   51.7%     No:   43.0%   Unsure:   5.3%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   48.5%     No:   33.0%   Unsure:   18.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   49.2%     No:   44.0%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   48.4%     No:   40.3%   Unsure:   11.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   51.8%     No:   37.1%   Unsure:   11.1%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   50.8%     No:   39.3%   Unsure:   9.9%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   48.1%     No:   44.1%   Unsure:   7.8%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   44.6%     No:   46.0%   Unsure:   9.4%                            
Would you support consolidating local fire departments with the county?   3812 responses
Yes: 44.9%   No: 35.0%   Unsure: 20.1%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   45.7%     No:   34.3%   Unsure:   20.0%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   46.6%     No:   35.1%   Unsure:   18.3%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   40.4%     No:   36.1%   Unsure:   23.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   44.6%     No:   35.1%   Unsure:   20.3%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   33.2%   Unsure:   21.2%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   60.8%     No:   25.5%   Unsure:   13.7%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   39.7%     No:   45.7%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   50.5%     No:   27.8%   Unsure:   21.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   49.6%     No:   33.4%   Unsure:   17.1%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   40.9%     No:   36.4%   Unsure:   22.7%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   40.0%     No:   37.3%   Unsure:   22.7%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   42.6%     No:   36.8%   Unsure:   20.7%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   48.5%     No:   33.7%   Unsure:   17.7%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   45.0%     No:   33.1%   Unsure:   21.9%                            
Would you support consolidating local police departments with the county?   3812 responses
Yes: 44.9%   No: 38.4%   Unsure: 16.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1513 responses
      Yes:   44.5%     No:   38.4%   Unsure:   17.1%                            
      Republican Party   1455 responses
      Yes:   45.9%     No:   40.1%   Unsure:   14.0%                            
      Independent Voter   844 responses
      Yes:   43.7%     No:   35.5%   Unsure:   20.7%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   3167 responses
      Yes:   44.7%     No:   38.7%   Unsure:   16.6%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   325 responses
      Yes:   42.2%     No:   40.0%   Unsure:   17.8%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   51 responses
      Yes:   56.9%     No:   29.4%   Unsure:   13.7%                            
      Hispanic   151 responses
      Yes:   45.7%     No:   39.7%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
      Other or Unknown   97 responses
      Yes:   52.6%     No:   28.9%   Unsure:   18.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1751 responses
      Yes:   49.3%     No:   36.4%   Unsure:   14.3%                            
      Female   2061 responses
      Yes:   41.1%     No:   40.2%   Unsure:   18.7%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   560 responses
      Yes:   38.9%     No:   39.5%   Unsure:   21.6%                            
      30 to 49   1128 responses
      Yes:   45.1%     No:   37.9%   Unsure:   16.9%                            
      50 to 69   1393 responses
      Yes:   48.0%     No:   37.9%   Unsure:   14.1%                            
      70 and up   720 responses
      Yes:   43.5%     No:   39.3%   Unsure:   17.2%                            
 
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