September 10, 2003 - List All World Trade Center Victims Together, New Yorkers Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Most New Yorkers Love Their City
All those who died at the World Trade Center September 11 should be listed together, 54 percent of New York City voters say, while 38 percent say there should be a separate list for the rescuers who died when they went in after the attack, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The redevelopment of Lower Manhattan is going "very well," 12 percent of voters say, while 50 percent say "somewhat well;" another 18 percent say "somewhat badly," and 8 percent say "very badly," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

New York City voters approve 50 - 33 percent of the current plans to develop the

World Trade Center site. Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have the major role in decisions about the World Trade Center development, 54 percent of New York City voters say, while 25 percent say Gov. George Pataki should have the major role.

"The rescue workers, those who went into the World Trade Center after the planes hit, were heroes. But in the official memorial, New Yorkers don't want to differentiate among the dead," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"We're satisfied - but not overwhelmingly so - with the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Still, New Yorkers think Mayor Bloomberg, not Gov. Pataki, should be calling the shots," Carroll said.

Most New Yorkers - 58 percent of them - love New York, while 23 percent "like" New York. Another 2 percent "dislike" New York and 1 percent "hate" the city. Those who love New York include 63 percent of white voters, 55 percent of black voters and 61 percent of Hispanic voters.

New York is an "excellent" place to live, 29 percent of city voters say, and 48 percent say it's a "good" place to live. It's "not so good," 16 percent say, and 6 percent say "poor." A total of 85 percent of white voters say "excellent" or "good," compared to 71 percent of black voters and 71 percent of Hispanic voters.

"Sure, we complain a lot, but New Yorkers still think their city is a great place to live," Carroll said.

"In fact we like it, we love it, we can't get enough of it."

"And that one percent who hate New York? We have a four-letter suggestion - move."

From September 3 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 815 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and nationwide as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Approve 30% 72% 21% 25% 38% 17% 33% 34% 27% 25% Disapprove 64 24 74 68 58 75 60 60 68 68 DK/NA 6 4 5 7 4 8 7 6 5 6



17. In general, do you have a positive or a negative image of New York City? Would you say very positive/negative or somewhat positive/negative?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Very Positive 52% 56% 52% 51% 62% 43% 45% 55% 49% 52% Somewhat positive 31 27 31 34 28 31 32 30 31 32 Somewhat negative 10 9 10 10 5 16 15 9 11 9 Very negative 5 5 6 3 4 8 6 4 6 6 DK/NA 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 1



18. How would you rate New York City as a place to live - would you say excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Excellent 29% 34% 28% 29% 40% 20% 23% 32% 26% 26% Good 48 45 50 47 45 51 48 48 48 51 Not so good 16 14 16 16 11 20 19 15 17 15 Poor 6 6 6 6 3 9 10 5 7 7 DK/NA 1 1 1 2 1 - 1 1 1 1



19. In general, do you think New York City is about as safe as other big cities, less safe, or more safe?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


About as safe 53% 55% 54% 50% 54% 56% 47% 49% 56% 56% Less safe 16 16 17 12 9 21 21 14 17 16 More safe 28 26 27 34 33 19 30 33 24 26 DK/NA 3 2 3 5 3 3 2 3 3 2



20. How would you describe your feelings about New York City? Do you love New York City, like it, have mixed feelings about it, dislike it, or hate it?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Love 58% 55% 62% 54% 63% 55% 61% 56% 60% 55% Like 23 29 20 24 19 25 21 27 20 27 Mixed 16 10 16 19 15 15 16 15 16 16 Dislike 2 4 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 Hate 1 1 1 1 0 2 - 0 1 0 DK/NA 1 2 0 1 0 1 - 1 1 1



21. What is your impression of how well the redevelopment of lower Manhattan is going? Would you say very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Very well 12% 11% 13% 9% 12% 13% 16% 11% 13% 7% Somewhat well 50 54 53 46 47 52 57 46 54 51 Somewhat badly 18 17 17 20 21 15 14 23 15 22 Very badly 8 6 6 13 7 7 8 10 7 12 DK/NA 11 11 10 12 13 13 4 10 12 8



22. Do you approve or disapprove of the current plans to redevelop the World Trade Center site?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Approve 50% 57% 52% 41% 49% 46% 61% 50% 49% 48% Disapprove 33 25 33 37 31 37 28 33 32 36 DK/NA 18 17 16 22 20 17 11 16 19 16



23. Who do you think should have the major role in decisions about the development of the World Trade Center site? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg or New York State Governor George Pataki?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Bloomberg 54% 49% 55% 57% 66% 47% 38% 58% 51% 56% Pataki 25 34 25 18 15 31 38 22 27 27 DK/NA 21 17 20 26 19 22 24 20 22 17



24. Do you think the memorial at the World Trade Center site should list all those who died on September 11th, with no distinction between the victims of the attack and the rescuers who died when they went in after the attack, or do you think there should be a separate listing on the same memorial for the rescuers?

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                    Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   HsHold


Same list 54% 53% 56% 49% 47% 62% 63% 51% 57% 55% Separate listing 38 42 37 42 43 33 32 41 36 40 DK/NA 7 5 7 9 10 5 5 8 7 5