Portlanders asked whether the country is in danger of a Nazi invasion
33% - Yes
61% - No
6% - No Opinion
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February 9, 1951
Voters asked whether the city could be the target of an nuclear attack
8% - Portland would certainly be atom bombed
76% - Portland might possibly be atom bombed
14% - Portland has no chance of being bombed
2% - No opinion
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April 21, 1952
Portlanders polled on the prevalence of government corruption:
74% - Lots of corruption has not yet been discovered
9% - Most dishonest officials have already been caught 17% - No opinion
November 12, 1996
Portlanders asked about the influx of Californians and Washingtonians into the state:
68% - Californians would cause a negative change in their communities.
24% - Washingtonians would have a negative effect.
53% - Oregon's natural environment will deteriorate if more Californians move into the state.
30% - People from Washington would mess things up.
August 15, 2006
Portlanders asked to weigh in on logging and the environment:
55% - Support logging as long as remaining old-growth trees are protected
40% - Think Oregon lawmakers have done too little to provide permanent refuge for endangered fish and wildlife
72% - Think logging, mining and development should be restricted on roadless national forest lands.
September 17, 2009
Oregonians asked about the impact of the recession:
41% say a family member has had work hours cut
79% say more people are struggling to make ends meet than a year ago
61% express optimism about the national economy
Only 48% of rural residents say they're hopeful.
80% say we need to attract businesses that offer well-paying jobs.
73% worry that the local economy might worsen in the next year