November 25, 2002 - New Yorkers Are Proud Of City's Response To 9/11, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Americans Still LUV New York
An overwhelming 82 percent of New Yorkers are "extremely proud" or "very proud" of the way their city responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks, and 56 percent say they still love New York, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In a separate nationwide survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, 32 percent of Americans have a "very positive" image of New York City, while 45 percent have a "somewhat positive" image. This compares to a December 10, 2001, Quinnipiac University poll when 40 percent of Americans said "very positive" and 37 percent said "somewhat positive."

In the survey of New York City residents, 54 percent have a "very positive" and 32 percent have a "somewhat positive" image. And 56 percent say they "love" New York while 28 percent say they "like" New York.

"We may be blase‚ about it, but it's true. Oh yes, it's true. New Yorkers really do love New York, " said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "And we're proud of the way our fellow New Yorkers responded to the terrorist attack on our city. New Yorkers share with the rest of the nation the belief that the Big Apple is a great place to visit. But most Americans wouldn't want to live here.

"Rude? I'll give you rude! Americans think New Yorkers are a friendly bunch."

The Big Apple is an "excellent" place to live, 31 percent of New Yorkers say, an opinion shared by only 5 percent of Americans.

But 37 percent of Americans say New York is an "excellent" place to visit, while 48 percent say it's a "good" place to visit; 66 percent of New Yorkers say it's an "excellent" place to visit.

Looking at other American opinions of New York City:
  • 67 percent say its response to September 11 was "excellent;" 23 percent say "good;"
  • 67 percent say it's as safe as other big cities, and 14 percent say it's safer;
  • 11 percent say the friendliness of New Yorkers is "excellent;" 47 percent say "good;"
  • 51 percent say New York's cultural attractions are "excellent;"
  • 50 percent say the city's tourist attractions are "excellent;"
  • 55 percent have a better impression of New Yorkers since September 11.
New Yorkers' opinions of their city include:
  • 60 percent say its response to September 11 was "excellent;" 25 percent say "good;"
  • 47 percent say New York is as safe as other big cities and 35 percent say safer;
  • 24 percent say the friendliness of New Yorkers is "excellent;" 51 percent say "good;"
  • 58 percent rate culture as "excellent," 32 percent good;"
  • 50 percent say the city's tourist attractions are "excellent;"
  • 39 percent say the big Apple's cleanliness is "not so good" and 17 percent say "poor;"
  • 12 percent say safety is "excellent," and 57 percent say "good."
"Americans still love New York, but they love it a little less than they did a year ago, in the early days of our recovery from the September 11 attacks," Carroll said. "Only one in eight Americans say they are less likely to visit the Big Apple because of the terrorist attacks."

From November 7 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,235 Americans, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.

From November 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,322 New York City residents, with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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

TREND: If live outside NYC -- Have you ever been to New York City?

                     Yes   No


Nov 25, 2002 53% 46% Dec 10, 2001 47 53



TREND: 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?

                     Very  Smwht Very  Smwht
                     Pos   Pos   Neg   Neg   DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 54% 32% 7% 4% 3% US Nov 25, 2002 32 45 12 6 5 US Dec 10, 2001 40 37 9 6 7



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

                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 31% 51% 14% 4% 1% US Nov 25, 2002 5 34 34 20 6 US Dec 10, 2001 8 35 31 20 6



TREND: How would you rate New York City as a place to visit -

                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 66% 28% 4% 1% 1% US Nov 25, 2002 37 48 8 4 2 US Dec 10, 2001 45 40 8 4 2



TREND: How would you rate New York City on the friendliness of its people -

                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 24% 51% 17% 6% 2% US Nov 25, 2002 11 47 19 9 14 US Dec 10, 2001 16 48 14 6 16



TREND: How would you rate New York City on being clean and not having dirty streets -
                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 6% 37% 39% 17% 1% US Nov 25, 2002 5 34 30 11 20 US Dec 10, 2001 7 39 24 10 20



TREND: How would you rate New York City on being safe - would you say excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 12% 57% 23% 6% 2% US Nov 25, 2002 5 40 34 11 9 US Dec 10, 2001 8 40 32 13 8



TREND: How would you rate New York City on it's cultural activities -

                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 58% 32% 6% 2% 2% US Nov 25, 2002 51 37 3 2 7 US Dec 10, 2001 53 32 4 1 9



TREND: How would you rate New York City on it's tourist attractions -

                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 63% 30% 3% 1% 3% US Nov 25, 2002 50 42 2 1 1 US Dec 10, 2001 57 32 4 2 5



TREND: How would you rate New York City on its response to the September 11 terrorist attacks -
                                 NotSo
                     Exc   Good  Good  Poor  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 60% 25% 7% 5% 2% US Nov 25, 2002 67 23 5 3 3 US Dec 10, 2001 74 16 5 3 2



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

                     As    Less  More
                     Safe  Safe  Safe  DK/NA


NYC Nov 25,2002 47% 15% 35% 3% US Nov 25, 2002 67 15 14 3 US Dec 10, 2001 69 14 16 1



24. (If live outside NYC) Have you ever been to New York City?

                   NATIONAL...............................
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom


Yes 53% 87% 42% 53% 40% 56% 51% No 46 13 58 47 59 44 49 DK/NA - - - - 1 - -

25.I'd like to ask you about your impression of New York City whether you have ever been there or not.

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?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Very Positive 32% 48% 28% 27% 28% 27% 36% 35% 26% Somewhat positive 45 32 51 49 46 48 43 45 47 Somewhat negative 12 11 11 12 15 14 10 11 14 Very negative 6 5 5 6 6 7 5 5 6 DK/NA 5 4 5 5 6 5 5 4 6

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Very Positive 54% 62% 41% 57% 58% 50% 47% 53% 56% 67% Somewhat positive 32 31 39 24 30 34 34 34 33 27 Somewhat negative 7 4 10 9 4 10 9 8 6 4 Very negative 4 2 5 7 5 4 7 3 3 1 DK/NA 3 2 5 2 3 3 4 2 1 1



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

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 5% 8% 5% 5% 3% 6% 5% 5% 3% Good 34 39 36 33 28 33 35 33 35 Not so good 34 31 34 35 36 30 38 36 34 Poor 20 17 18 20 25 25 16 21 20 DK/NA 6 4 7 7 7 7 6 5 8

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 31% 38% 23% 22% 33% 28% 22% 28% 33% 46% Good 51 52 52 47 51 50 49 56 53 44 Not so good 14 7 20 20 11 16 21 11 11 6 Poor 4 2 4 8 3 5 6 4 2 2 DK/NA 1 2 - 2 1 1 1 - 1 1



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

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 37% 48% 34% 36% 34% 37% 37% 42% 30% Good 48 45 49 49 50 47 49 46 53 Not so good 8 4 10 9 8 9 7 7 9 Poor 4 2 4 5 5 5 3 4 4 DK/NA 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 1 3

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 66% 75% 62% 56% 69% 63% 56% 66% 71% 84% Good 28 20 31 34 25 30 35 30 25 15 Not so good 4 2 5 6 3 5 7 3 2 - Poor 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 - 1 - DK/NA 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 - 1 -



28. How would you rate New York City on the friendliness of its people - would you say excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 11% 19% 8% 9% 9% 9% 12% 14% 6% Good 47 50 43 46 52 48 47 51 43 Not so good 19 15 19 22 17 18 19 18 19 Poor 9 8 9 10 8 11 7 11 7 DK/NA 14 8 21 14 14 14 15 6 24

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 24% 32% 18% 18% 23% 24% 20% 18% 26% 32% Good 51 51 47 52 52 50 47 56 53 52 Not so good 17 11 26 21 16 17 22 18 15 10 Poor 6 4 7 7 6 6 8 7 4 5 DK/NA 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 -



29. How would you rate New York City on being clean and not having dirty streets - would you say excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 5% 8% 5% 4% 5% 5% 6% 6% 4% Good 34 36 30 38 31 36 32 40 28 Not so good 30 34 27 30 30 29 31 33 26 Poor 11 15 12 11 7 13 9 12 9 DK/NA 20 8 27 17 27 18 22 9 32

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 6% 7% 6% 6% 6% 6% 7% 5% 2% 8% Good 37 41 32 36 41 34 32 32 43 46 Not so good 39 37 41 41 36 42 42 47 36 30 Poor 17 14 21 17 16 17 18 14 19 16 DK/NA 1 1 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1



30. How would you rate New York City on being safe - would you say excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 5% 7% 5% 5% 4% 6% 4% 5% 4% Good 40 48 37 40 36 40 40 43 35 Not so good 34 31 35 33 39 32 36 35 34 Poor 11 11 11 12 11 12 11 10 13 DK/NA 9 3 13 10 11 10 9 6 13

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 12% 15% 8% 12% 16% 9% 13% 9% 9% 19% Good 57 66 51 51 61 54 45 64 67 68 Not so good 23 16 32 26 18 28 31 22 21 10 Poor 6 2 7 10 4 7 9 4 3 4 DK/NA 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 -



31. How would you rate New York City on it's cultural activities -
                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 51% 61% 45% 51% 51% 51% 51% 60% 40% Good 37 32 41 37 36 38 36 32 43 Not so good 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 4 Poor 2 - 1 3 - 1 2 1 3 DK/NA 7 5 10 6 9 7 8 5 10

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 58% 82% 48% 37% 61% 55% 39% 60% 64% 89% Good 32 15 40 46 29 35 45 31 28 9 Not so good 6 2 8 9 5 6 9 5 4 1 Poor 2 - 3 4 3 2 3 2 2 1 DK/NA 2 1 2 4 2 2 4 1 2 -



32. How would you rate New York City on it's tourist attractions -

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 50% 56% 46% 50% 49% 48% 51% 54% 44% Good 42 37 43 43 43 44 40 40 45 Not so good 2 1 3 2 1 3 1 2 2 Poor 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 DK/NA 5 4 8 4 5 4 6 3 7

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 63% 81% 56% 47% 67% 61% 46% 66% 70% 90% Good 30 16 37 41 26 33 43 30 26 7 Not so good 3 2 2 5 2 3 4 1 2 1 Poor 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 - DK/NA 3 1 4 4 3 3 6 2 1 2



33. How would you rate New York City on its response to the September 11 terrorist attacks -
                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Excellent 67% 70% 66% 67% 63% 64% 69% 71% 61% Good 23 20 22 21 28 26 19 22 24 Not so good 5 5 5 6 3 4 5 4 6 Poor 3 2 3 4 2 3 3 1 4 DK/NA 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 2 4

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

Excellent 60% 73% 59% 49% 61% 60% 51% 62% 66% 74% Good 25 21 28 23 25 26 26 26 27 22 Not so good 7 3 6 13 7 6 11 6 3 2 Poor 5 2 6 12 4 6 9 4 2 2 DK/NA 2 1 1 4 3 2 3 2 1 -



36. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, is your image of New York City better, worse, or about the same?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                            Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Better 38% 37% 38% 38% 36% 36% 39% 36% 39% Worse 5 5 5 7 4 4 7 4 6 About the same 56 57 56 54 58 59 53 58 54 DK/NA 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1



37. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, do you think New York City is a more safe place to visit, less safe, or about as safe?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


More safe 31% 33% 36% 26% 32% 33% 28% 30% 32% Less safe 8 8 6 10 7 7 9 6 9 About as safe 58 56 57 60 57 56 59 61 55 DK/NA 3 2 1 4 5 3 3 2 4



38. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, is your impression of the people in New York City better, worse, or about the same?

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


Better 55% 51% 54% 60% 52% 54% 55% 53% 57% Worse 3 1 3 2 4 2 3 1 4 About the same 39 45 38 34 41 39 38 42 35 DK/NA 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 4



39. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, are you more likely to visit New York City, less likely to visit New York City, or about as likely to visit New York City?
                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


More likely 21% 19% 21% 22% 23% 21% 22% 18% 26% Less likely 12 11 10 14 12 11 13 12 13 About as likely 63 67 66 61 60 65 61 68 57 DK/NA 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4



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

                   NATIONAL.............................................
                                                             Been to NYC
                   Tot   NthE  MidW  Sth   Wst   Men   Wom   Yes   No


About as safe 67% 65% 68% 68% 68% 66% 69% 71% 64% Less safe 15 9 15 17 17 15 15 13 18 More safe 14 22 14 12 12 15 14 13 14 DK/NA 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS..................................... Annual HouseHold Income Tot Wht Blk Hisp Men Wom <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K

About as safe 47% 52% 51% 36% 39% 53% 40% 56% 51% 50% Less safe 15 10 17 21 15 15 22 12 13 5 More safe 35 36 29 39 42 29 34 31 35 43 DK/NA 3 2 3 3 4 3 4 1 1 2



29. 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?

                   NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS.....................................
                                                       Annual HouseHold Income
                   Tot   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K


Love 56% 62% 50% 53% 58% 54% 49% 57% 63% 61% Like 28 25 27 31 28 28 30 28 22 26 Mixed 14 12 21 14 12 16 18 13 12 12 Dislike 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - Hate 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - DK/NA 1 - 2 - - 1 1 - - -



30. How proud are you of the way New Yorkers responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks - Extremely proud, very proud, somewhat proud, or not very proud?

                   NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS.....................................
                                                       Annual HouseHold Income
                   Tot   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom   <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K


Extremely proud 48% 60% 45% 37% 46% 50% 38% 48% 56% 58% Very proud 34 31 36 37 32 37 39 34 33 31 Somewhat proud 11 7 14 13 14 9 12 15 9 10 Not very proud 4 1 4 10 5 4 7 3 1 1 DK/NA 2 1 1 3 3 1 3 1 - 1