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 1. Gender

 

PDX

PoMo

Male

48%

X*

Female

52%

X

 2. Would you say your ethnicity is:

 

PDX

PoMo

White/Caucasian

85%

X

African American/Black

2%

X

Hispanic/Latino

2%

X

Asian/Pacific Islander

7%

X

Native American/American Indian

1%

X

Other

2%

X

 3. What is your age?  

 

PDX

PoMo

18-24

11%

X

25-34

20%

X

35-44

20%

X

45-54

21%

X

55-64

16%

X

65+

13%

X

 

4. Is your county of residence:

 

PDX

PoMo

Multnomah County

46%

X

Washington County

31%

X

Clackamas County

23%

X

 

(Multnomah County only) Do you live in:

 

PDX

PoMo

Downtown

0%

X

Southwest

12%

X

NW (including Pearl)

6%

X

North Portland

7%

X

Northeast

30%

X

Southeast

29%

X

Outer Southeast (beyond 82nd)

16%

X

 5. How many years have you lived in the Portland area?

 

PDX

PoMo

Less than a year

1%

X

1-5 years

14%

X

6-10 years

10%

X

More than 10 years

44%

X

All my life

30%

X

 6. What is the highest level of education you’ve been able to obtain?

 

PDX

PoMo

Less than high school

3%

X

High school diploma

31%

X

Some college

33%

X

College degree

23%

X

Graduate/professional school

10%

X

 7. What is your annual income?

 

PDX

PoMo

Less than $25,000

18%

X

$25,000-$49,999

31%

X

$50,000-$99,999

34%

X

$100,000-$149,999

13%

X

$150,000-$249,000

3%

X

More than $250,000

1%

X

 8. Is your marital status:

 

PDX

PoMo

Married, no children

18%

X

Married with children

39%

X

Single, no children

29%

X

Single with children

6%

X

Divorced, no children

2%

X

Divorced with children

6%

X

 

WORTH

9. What’s the least amount of money you need in the bank to feel rich?

 

PDX

PoMo

$1,000

18%

15%

$10,000

22%

30%

$100,000

28%

35%

$1,000,000

22%

15%

$10,000,000

10%

5%

 

10. My company pays me what my skills are worth.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

43%

47%

No

57%

53%

 

11. I could make more money doing what I’m doing in a different state.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

47%

79%

No

53%

21%

 

12. If I lost my job today, I estimate it would take __ to find a new one.

 

PDX

PoMo

Less than a month

18%

6%

A month

13%

28%

Three months

23%

17%

Six months

15%

44%

A year or less

11%

6%

More than a year

11%

0%

I couldn’t find another job

10%

0%

 

13. What percentage of your take-home pay do you spend on housing (mortgage or rent)?

 

PDX

PoMo

5 percent or less

18%

15%

10 percent

8%

10%

20 percent

25%

10%

30 percent

23%

30%

40 percent

13%

30%

50 percent or more

13%

5%

 

14. How often do you eat out?

 

PDX

PoMo

Daily

4%

10%

4-6 times a week

11%

45%

1-3 times a week

42%

40%

Occasionally

42%

5%

Never

2%

0%

 

FAMILY/EDUCATION

15. At least one parent should remain home with children until the children are:

 

PDX

PoMo

6 weeks old

7%

10%

6 months old

14%

30%

1 year old

13%

20%

3 years old

21%

20%

6 years old

33%

20%

18 years old

13%

0%

 

16. I would pay more in taxes for Oregon to subsidize state-supported day care.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

29%

58%

No

71%

42%

 

17. Spanking is an appropriate form of punishment.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

57%

30%

No

43%

70%

 

18. If money wasn’t an issue, I would put my own child in:

 

PDX

PoMo

Public school

31%

26%

Private, secular school

47%

74%

A religious private school

18%

0%

Home school

4%

0%

 

LOVE & SEX

19. How often do you have sex?

 

PDX

PoMo

Daily

3%

5%

Several times a week

17%

20%

At least once a week

27%

45%

At least once a month

21%

25%

A couple times a year

11%

0%

Can’t remember the last time

13%

5%

Never

7%

0%

 

20. How often would you like to have sex?

 

PDX

PoMo

Daily

14%

15%

Several times a week

36%

35%

At least once a week

28%

45%

At least once a month

12%

5%

A couple times a year

5%

0%

Never

5%

0%

 

21. How often do you watch porn?

 

PDX

PoMo

Daily

3%

0%

Weekly

13%

20%

Monthly

6%

10%

A few times a year

7%

20%

Rarely

20%

10%

Never

51%

40%

 

22. True or False: I have never cheated on my current spouse/partner.

 

PDX

PoMo

True

84%

84%

False

16%

16%

 

23. (Women) I have faked an orgasm.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

47%

66%

No

53%

33%

 

24. (Men) I know when my partner is faking an orgasm.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

54%

33%

No

46%

66%

 

25. True or False: You have had a same-sex sexual encounter.

 

PDX

PoMo

True

20%

50%

False

80%

50%

 

26. On a scale of one (it stinks) to five (it’s awesome), rate your current satisfaction with your sex life.

 

PDX

PoMo

1: It stinks

17%

5%

2

13%

5%

3

30%

35%

4

23%

50%

5: It’s awesome

17%

5%

 

HEALTH

27. I see a doctor:

 

PDX

PoMo

At least once a month

4%

5%

Once every couple of months

16%

25%

Annually

43%

40%

Only when I’m sick

32%

25%

Never

4%

5%

 

28. The government should pay for health care for people who cannot afford it.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

70%

95%

No

30%

5%

 

 

29. Individuals with unhealthy lifestyles (e.g. smokers, obese individuals, drug addicts) should pay more for health insurance.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

71%

71%

No

29%

29%

 

30. Hypothetical: If you’re unable to live without life support instruments, would you want doctors to unplug you?

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

87%

100%

No

13%

0%

 

31. Doctors should skip performing extreme life-saving procedures (such as heart transplants, etc) on patients over the age of 80.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

49%

47%

No

51%

53%

 

32. Transgender surgery and/or treatments should be covered by insurance.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

36%

71%

No

64%

29%

 

RELIGION

33. I consider myself

 

PDX

PoMo

Religious

25%

5%

Spiritual

39%

40%

Atheist

10%

25%

Agnostic

17%

15%

Confused

8%

15%

 

34. Do you believe there is some form of an afterlife?

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

60%

30%

No

16%

20%

I don’t know

24%

50%

 

 

35. I participate in organized religious activities:

 

PDX

PoMo

Daily

3%

0%

Weekly

20%

0%

For major religious holidays

26%

37%

Never

51%

63%

 

36. My religion shapes my decision making:

 

PDX

PoMo

In every way

25%

10%

Only about myself and my family

25%

15%

Not at all

51%

75%

 

37. I believe religion is:

 

PDX

PoMo

Generally a positive force in society

35%

10%

Roughly equally good and bad in its influence on society

47%

70%

Generally a negative force in society

18%

20%

 

38. If I were redesigning the US currency, I would include the phrase “In God We Trust.”

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

60%

16%

No

40%

84%

 

ENVIRONMENT/CITY

39. Please choose one. The best thing about Portland is:

 

PDX

PoMo

The food scene

19%

15%

How close it is to so many outdoor activities

52%

35%

Its indie arts culture

2%

5%

Its smart urban planning

4%

10%

It’s progressive/liberal

22%

35%

 

40. I plan to still be living in Portland in 10 years.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

76%

79%

No

24%

21%

 

41. To best develop more jobs, Portland should:

 

PDX

PoMo

Recruit more large companies

18%

15%

Help start and grow more existing businesses

40%

55%

Reduce taxes and fees and regulations

30%

10%

Keep doin’ what we’re doin’; stuff will happen

12%

20%

 

42. The creative class in Portland is:

 

PDX

PoMo

A real economic sector

54%

84%

Bogus

46%

16%

 

43. Oregon’s budget woes should be solved primarily by:

 

PDX

PoMo

Making wealthy people pay more taxes

41%

74%

Making businesses pay more taxes

7%

0%

Making everyone pay more taxes

8%

5%

Reducing public employees’ wages and/or benefits

14%

0%

Nonsense. The budget woes are about inefficiencies. Make do.

30%

21%

 

44. True or false: Portland is a welcoming place for people of color.

 

PDX

PoMo

True

77%

47%

False

23%

53%

 

45. Who becomes Mayor of Portland will matter.

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

76%

78%

No

24%

22%

 

46. True or False: Oregon drivers are among the worst in the country.

 

PDX

PoMo

True

20%

42%

False

80%

58%

 

47. Portland should absorb new growth by:

 

PDX

PoMo

Building more densely throughout the city

14%

37%

Building more densely mainly along key bus and train corridors

25%

37%

We’re dense enough, so expand the urban growth boundary already

33%

11%

I don’t really care

28%

16%

 

48. Portland’s best years are:

 

PDX

PoMo

Right now

17%

47%

Ahead of us

50%

47%

Behind us

32%

5%

 

49. I’d swim in the Willamette River (near the waterfront)

 

PDX

PoMo

Yes

10%

21%

No

90%

79%

 

50. The biggest threat to Portland’s livability is:

 

PDX

PoMo

Climate change

5%

11%

Cost of living

29%

33%

Population growth

12%

11%

Boneheaded leaders

23%

0%

Economic stagnation

27%

33%

The Big One

4%

11%

 

51. I believe Portland will suffer a major earthquake in:

 

PDX

PoMo

The next 1-5 years

8%

5%

The next 6-25 years

53%

53%

Any second

8%

16%

Yeh, whatever, I doubt I’ll be around

31%

26%

 

52. If I was making a postcard for Portland that contained the phrase “Home, Sweet Home,” I’d pair it with an image of:

 

PDX

PoMo

The Willamette River

17%

5%

The skyline

43%

47%

The Farmers Market

10%

21%

A microbrew

17%

11%

Other

14%

16%

 

Other responses from PDX:

  • Mount Hood
  • Food carts. Food carts as far as the eye can see
  • Bridges, river and downtown along the river, dusk
  • A strip club on 82nd
  • Hood River Gorge
  • St. Johns Bridge
  • Oregon Coast
  • Gardens, trees, and parks
  • Rose Garden
  • Grassroots protests against big business
  • The Timbers or Timbers Army
  • Dancing in the Rain
  • The Made in Oregon sign
  • Rolling hills
  • Skyline made from beer, liquor, wine bottles
  • Belmont Street
  • Aerial shot of all our forests
  • Streetcars & MAX
  • Rocking chair
  • A neighborhood like Laurelhurst or Irvington or Hawthorne
  • The bridges
  • VanPort remnants, because we’re bridging cultures here
  • A tattooed bartender hugging a yuppie lawyer
  • An aerial view of the greater metropolitan area

 

Other response from PoMo: Tree, bird, tattooed indie dude enjoying music and food scene

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