August 26, 2014 - New Yorkers Divided By Race On Mayor, Sharpton, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Police Commissioner's Approval Drops
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio clings to a 50 - 32 percent job approval rating, marked by a continuing divide between black and white voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Today's rating is little changed from a 51 - 28 percent job approval in a June 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, with black approval then at 66 - 14 percent, Hispanic approval at 56 - 17 percent and white voters divided with 41 percent approving and 42 percent disapproving.

Today, black voters approve of Mayor de Blasio 65 - 15 percent, with Hispanic approval at 55 - 27 percent and white approval at a negative 36 - 45 percent. The racial divide touches on measures of de Blasio's character as voters overall say:
  • 53 - 39 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 53 - 39 percent that he understands their problems;
  • 66 - 22 percent that he is honest and trustworthy.
New York City voters approve 55 - 33 percent of the way de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites, with black approval at 67 - 22 percent, white approval at 46 - 41 percent and Hispanic approval at 58 - 31 percent. Voters are divided on the way the mayor is handling relations between the police and the community, as 46 percent approve and 44 percent disapprove. Race relations in the city are "generally good," voters say 50 - 41 percent.

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gets positive marks on honesty, empathy and leadership. He's only so-so on most issues, except for a big plus on race relations," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

"He's had his ups and his downs over the summer, but there's almost no change in his job approval. White voters are negative; black voters are overwhelmingly positive."

New York City voters approve 48 - 35 percent of the job Police Commissioner William Bratton is doing, down from 57 - 19 percent June 12 and lower than any approval rating for former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly during his 12 years in office.

Rev. Al Sharpton

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 20 percent of New York City voters say Rev. Al Sharpton is the most important black leader in the city, with 5 percent for President Barack Obama, 3 percent for U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and 2 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James. No other official gets more than 1 percent and 57 percent are undecided.

Rev. Sharpton is a positive force in New York City, 49 percent of voters say and 40 percent say he is a negative force. Sharpton has too much influence with de Blasio, 30 percent of voters say, while 10 percent say he has too little influence and 39 percent say he has the right amount of influence.

Voters say 54 - 25 percent that Bratton has more influence with the mayor than Sharpton, with all races agreeing. But 35 percent of voters say Sharpton should not have been seated equally with Bratton at the mayor's round table, while 24 percent say Sharpton was properly seated and 37 percent have no opinion on the seating arrangements.

"Top of the list of black leaders in New York? There's only one: the Rev. Al Sharpton," Carroll said. "But more than half of all voters, and more than 40 percent of black voters, are undecided. White voters say Rev. Sharpton shouldn't have shared the spotlight at that City Hall meeting with Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton; black voters approve.

"To voters who remember Rev. Sharpton from his street-preacher days, the turn-around is dramatic. Now he's a regular at City Hall and the White House."

Comptroller Scott Stringer continues to have the highest job approval of any citywide official, 55 - 16 percent. Approval ratings for other officials are:
  • 49 - 18 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James, up from 41 - 15 percent June 11;
  • 39 - 19 percent for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, compared to 40 - 17;
  • 39 - 30 percent for Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, compared to 39 - 27 percent.
From August 20 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,021 New York City voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              50%    14%    63%    41%    46%    53%    36%    65%    55%
Disapprove           32     72     18     42     39     27     45     15     27
DK/NA                18     14     18     17     15     21     19     20     18
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              60%    49%    50%    49%    25%    63%    47%    49%    46%
Disapprove           23     36     24     34     58     21     34     36     32
DK/NA                16     15     25     17     17     15     19     15     22
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Jan 16
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              50      51      45      53
Disapprove           32      28      34      13
DK/NA                18      21      20      34
 
 
2. Who do you think is the most important black leader in New York City?
                     Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Adams, Eric           1%     2%     2%     -
James, Letitia        2      3      2      1
McCray, Chirlane      1      1      -      -
Obama, Barack         5      1      7     12
Rangel, Charles       3      3      3      3
Sharpton, Al Rev     20     15     36     17
Thompson, Bill        1      2      -      1
Thompson, Kenneth     1      1      -      1
Other                 9      9      6      9
DK/NA                57     63     44     56
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bratton is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    54%    47%    48%    52%    45%    58%    41%    43%
Disapprove           35     37     33     38     36     34     28     43     41
DK/NA                17      8     20     14     13     20     14     15     16
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    48%    52%    48%    50%    29%    50%    54%    54%
Disapprove           42     39     28     33     32     50     37     33     25
DK/NA                17     14     19     19     17     21     13     14     21
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way XXX is handling his job as Police Commissioner? (*High and Low approval noted for Kelly, Kerik & Safir. Additional data points available.)
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
Bratton:
 Aug 26, 2014        48      35      17
 Jun 12, 2014        57      19      24
 Mar 18, 2014        57      13      29
*Kelly:
 Jan 17, 2013        75      18       8
 Jan 16, 2007        52      34      14
*Kerik:
 May 03, 2001        46      21      33
 Feb 01, 2001        45      16      40
*Safir:
 Apr 20, 2000        32      58      10
 Feb 12, 1997        55      17      28
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    26%    45%    33%    39%    39%    36%    38%    46%
Disapprove           30     49     23     36     31     30     33     27     31
DK/NA                31     25     31     32     31     31     31     35     23
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    37%    40%    35%    39%    43%    37%    43%    35%
Disapprove           27     31     23     33     45     37     31     29     27
DK/NA                25     32     37     32     16     20     32     28     39
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              39      39      34
Disapprove           30      27      36
DK/NA                31      34      29
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              49%    19%    60%    40%    43%    53%    36%    68%    53%
Disapprove           18     45     11     19     23     13     22     10     17
DK/NA                34     36     29     40     33     34     42     22     30
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              59%    54%    40%    49%    30%    59%    55%    46%    36%
Disapprove           14     19     18     16     25     12     16     21     17
DK/NA                28     27     42     35     45     28     30     33     47
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              49      41      44
Disapprove           18      15      16
DK/NA                34      44      40
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    27%    44%    34%    35%    42%    30%    50%    52%
Disapprove           19     42     13     23     25     15     26     12     15
DK/NA                42     30     44     43     40     43     44     38     33
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    38%    39%    36%    26%    49%    41%    37%    34%
Disapprove           14     22     20     17     29     14     16     23     23
DK/NA                34     41     41     47     46     37     43     40     43
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              39      40      41
Disapprove           19      17      15
DK/NA                42      43      44
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              55%    39%    61%    53%    56%    54%    58%    62%    54%
Disapprove           16     27     12     17     17     14     13     12     16
DK/NA                30     34     28     30     27     32     28     26     29
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              56%    53%    66%    46%    51%    42%    59%    57%    55%
Disapprove           13     17     10     19     22     24     15     17     10
DK/NA                31     30     24     35     28     34     27     26     35
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              55      57      53
Disapprove           16      12      12
DK/NA                30      31      35
 
 
8. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  53%    14%    65%    44%    49%    55%    40%    64%    63%
No                   39     79     26     47     43     35     51     26     31
DK/NA                 9      7      9      9      8     10      9      9      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  63%    50%    56%    52%    31%    62%    51%    49%    53%
No                   29     41     32     41     65     30     41     42     38
DK/NA                 8      9     12      7      5      8      8      9     10
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  53      58      56
No                   39      33      33
DK/NA                 9       9      11
 
 
9. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  53%    15%    68%    44%    50%    56%    45%    70%    51%
No                   39     80     25     48     44     35     47     25     38
DK/NA                 8      5      7      8      6      9      8      5     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  62%    53%    54%    53%    29%    61%    51%    54%    50%
No                   32     40     35     39     61     31     41     38     41
DK/NA                 6      7     11      8      9      7      8      8      9
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  53      59      57
No                   39      34      35
DK/NA                 8       7       8
 
 
10. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  66%    30%    79%    59%    67%    65%    61%    73%    67%
No                   22     60     12     25     23     21     29     14     22
DK/NA                12     10      9     15      9     14     10     13     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  80%    65%    67%    64%    45%    72%    61%    67%    68%
No                   11     25     17     25     44     19     27     21     18
DK/NA                 9     10     16     11     11      9     11     11     14
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  66      64      62
No                   22      23      21
DK/NA                12      13      17
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    16%    56%    40%    44%    47%    39%    58%    45%
Disapprove           46     83     37     46     50     42     52     34     46
DK/NA                 9      2      7     14      6     11      9      8     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    43%    56%    38%    34%    44%    44%    48%    46%
Disapprove           38     48     32     55     63     52     49     42     41
DK/NA                 9      9     12      7      3      5      7      9     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling crime?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              46      57      58
Disapprove           46      30      23
DK/NA                 9      13      19
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - taxes?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              44%    19%    54%    37%    45%    43%    34%    57%    45%
Disapprove           32     66     22     37     35     30     39     19     36
DK/NA                24     15     24     26     20     27     27     24     19
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    44%    47%    37%    35%    55%    44%    42%    39%
Disapprove           22     32     32     33     52     27     35     36     26
DK/NA                26     24     21     29     14     18     21     21     35
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling taxes?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              44      45      44
Disapprove           32      31      32
DK/NA                24      25      24
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              49%    16%    62%    39%    45%    52%    38%    65%    56%
Disapprove           35     66     24     42     38     32     42     23     34
DK/NA                16     18     15     19     18     15     19     12     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              60%    47%    49%    49%    28%    58%    50%    48%    42%
Disapprove           26     36     30     37     60     33     38     34     33
DK/NA                14     17     21     14     12      9     12     18     25
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the public schools?
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              49      47      38
Disapprove           35      39      49
DK/NA                16      14      13
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between blacks and whites?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              55%    19%    66%    48%    53%    56%    46%    67%    58%
Disapprove           33     72     24     35     36     30     41     22     31
DK/NA                13      9     11     17     11     14     13     11     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              66%    55%    57%    50%    33%    57%    51%    58%    54%
Disapprove           22     34     26     37     56     23     37     33     33
DK/NA                12     10     17     13     11     20     12      8     13
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between the police and the community?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    18%    56%    40%    45%    46%    41%    53%    48%
Disapprove           44     78     36     48     48     41     50     36     47
DK/NA                10      4      8     12      7     12      9     12      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    48%    51%    41%    29%    48%    44%    45%    49%
Disapprove           44     42     38     49     65     47     49     45     37
DK/NA                 7     10     11     10      6      6      7     11     14
 
 
16. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        6%     3%     8%     4%     5%     7%     8%     7%     5%
Smwht satisfied      44     18     52     41     48     40     38     54     43
Smwht dissatisfied   27     34     25     29     26     29     29     20     29
Very dissatisfied    22     44     14     26     20     23     24     17     21
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        7%     7%     8%     3%     4%     8%     5%     5%     8%
Smwht satisfied      44     45     49     41     21     47     45     42     41
Smwht dissatisfied   27     25     30     27     34     27     26     29     28
Very dissatisfied    20     23     11     27     38     17     22     24     21
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      3      1      2      -      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Apr 11  Feb 28  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied        6      10       8       8       9      18       7
Smwht satisfied      44      50      53      51      48      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   27      23      28      27      27      18      32
Very dissatisfied    22      16      10      13      15       5      38
DK/NA                 1       2       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Reverend Al Sharpton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            40%     7%    52%    32%    37%    43%    25%    72%    36%
Unfavorable          44     92     30     53     53     37     66     17     35
Hvn't hrd enough     12      2     13     11      8     15      5      5     27
REFUSED               4      -      5      4      3      6      4      6      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            50%    42%    42%    38%    14%    41%    43%    40%    36%
Unfavorable          33     45     42     43     72     29     41     49     53
Hvn't hrd enough     15     10     12     12      7     26     12      7      6
REFUSED               3      3      4      7      6      4      3      5      5
 
 
18. In your view, is Reverend Sharpton a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Positive             49%     8%    62%    40%    41%    55%    29%    80%    51%
Negative             40     90     27     48     49     33     63     12     33
DK/NA                11      2     11     12     11     12      9      8     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             56%    49%    52%    49%    20%    58%    50%    47%    41%
Negative             32     43     37     37     71     20     39     45     51
DK/NA                12      9     11     14      9     22     11      8      8
 
 
19. Do you think Reverend Sharpton has too much influence with Mayor de Blasio, too little influence, or about the right amount of influence with Mayor de Blasio?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too much             30%    75%    15%    39%    39%    22%    50%     6%    23%
Too little           10      4     12      9     11      9      3     24     13
About right          39     11     52     28     34     44     28     52     42
DK/NA                21     10     21     24     16     25     19     18     22
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             23%    30%    24%    29%    64%    14%    29%    33%    39%
Too little           11     12      7     12      2     10     12      9      9
About right          46     39     43     36     25     50     40     36     34
DK/NA                20     19     26     22      9     26     19     22     18
 
 
20. Who do you think has more influence with Mayor de Blasio, Reverend Sharpton or Police Commissioner Bratton?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Reverend Sharpton    25%    58%    15%    33%    30%    21%    33%    14%    25%
Police Comm Bratton  54     28     63     47     53     55     49     66     55
DK/NA                21     14     22     20     17     24     18     21     20
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Reverend Sharpton    24%    24%    18%    27%    51%    19%    23%    30%    26%
Police Comm Bratton  53     55     58     55     35     55     59     50     54
DK/NA                22     21     25     18     14     26     18     20     21
 
 
21. Do you think Reverend Sharpton should or should not have been seated equally with Police Commissioner Bratton at a mayoral news conference or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should               24%     8%    31%    20%    23%    25%    14%    40%    20%
Should not           35     80     23     39     41     30     55     16     22
No opinion           37     11     42     39     33     42     29     43     52
DK/NA                 4      2      4      2      3      4      2      1      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Should               27%    27%    25%    23%     7%    23%    26%    25%    19%
Should not           23     34     33     38     59     20     35     40     39
No opinion           45     36     40     34     30     51     36     32     37
DK/NA                 4      4      1      5      5      6      3      3      4
 
 
26. Do you think race relations in New York City today are generally good or generally bad?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 50%    40%    55%    49%    57%    45%    54%    49%    50%
Bad                  41     55     36     42     34     47     38     38     47
DK/NA                 9      5      9      8      9      9      8     13      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 48%    54%    54%    43%    53%    56%    48%    52%    49%
Bad                  42     37     37     48     45     39     42     39     41
DK/NA                10      9      9      9      2      5      9      9     10
 
TREND: Do you think race relations in New York City today are generally good or generally bad?
                     Aug 26  May 08  Jan 16  Jun 15  Apr 19  Apr 08
                     2014    2008    2007    2000    2000    1999
 
Good                 50      59      57      37      30      35
Bad                  41      32      31      55      63      53
DK/NA                 9       9      12       9       7      12
 
 
27. Do you think race relations in New York City are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               15%     6%    19%    13%    19%    12%    13%    22%    17%
Worse                31     54     26     30     28     34     35     25     29
Same                 51     39     53     55     50     52     51     50     53
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      2      2      4      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               18%    19%    16%    10%     9%    20%    17%    14%    13%
Worse                25     34     19     39     47     25     32     34     29
Same                 53     46     61     49     44     54     51     48     56
DK/NA                 4      1      3      2      -      2      -      4      3
 
TREND: Do you think race relations in New York City are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Aug 26  May 08  Jan 16  Jun 15  Apr 19  Apr 08
                     2014    2008    2007    2000    2000    1999
 
Better               15      25      25      18      14      19
Worse                31      18      14      28      45      34
Same                 51      55      58      53      40      44
DK/NA                 2       2       3       1       1       3
 
 

Demographic Summary