POLL

Washington Post poll

Q:

What is the biggest problem facing

the District today? (Open ended)

2011

2015

12%

34%

Crime/

violence

4%

22%

18%

25%

11%

Education/

schools

9%

34%

Other

25%

issues

4%

4%

Q:

How safe from crime do you feel in your

neighborhood? Would you say you feel

very safe from crime, somewhat safe, not

too safe, or not safe at all?

2011

2015

18%

26%

Not too safe/

not safe at all

African

Americans

feeling

Somewhat

56%

52%

“very safe”

safe

Whites

feeling

“very

safe”

Very safe

26%

27%

23%

18%

Q:

Has the response of District police to the

rise in murders been . . .

African

All

D

.C.

Americans

W

hites

adults

Not tough

51%

56%

46%

enough

About right

36%

42%

31%

Too

2%

5%

7%

tough

No opinion

8%

5%

10%

Q:

Do you approve or disapprove of the way. . .

. . . Muriel Bowser is handling her job as mayor

Disapprove

Approve

No opinion

25%

58%

18%

. . . Cathy Lanier is handling her job as

police chief

25%

61%

14%

Q:

Is Mayor Bowser doing a/an . . .

job reducing crime in the city?

Not so good/

Excellent/

N.o.

poor

good

63%

33%

5%

Numbers might not add up to 100 percent

because of rounding.

SOURCE: This Washington Post poll was conducted by

telephone Nov. 12-15, 2015, among a random sample

of 1,005 adult residents of the District of Columbia

reached on conventional and cellular phones by live

interviewers. The margin of sampling error for overall

results is four percentage points. The error margin is

plus or minus six points among the sample of 449

African Americans and 6.5 points among the sample

of 392 whites. Sampling, data collection and

tabulation by Abt SRBI of New York. 2011 results

from Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

Full results and exact question wording and order is

POLL

Washington Post poll

Q:

What is the biggest problem facing the District today? (Open ended)

2011

12%

4%

22%

25%

34%

4%

Crime/

Education/

Other

violence

schools

issues

2015

34%

18%

11%

9%

25%

4%

Q:

How safe from crime do you feel in your neighborhood? Would you say you feel very safe

from crime, somewhat safe, not too safe, or not safe at all?

2011

18%

56%

26%

Not too safe/

Somewhat

Very safe

not safe at all

safe

2015

26%

52%

23%

18%

African Americans feeling “very safe”

27%

Whites feeling “very safe”

Q:

Has the response of District police to the rise in murders been . . .

Too

All D.C. adults

Not tough enough

About right

tough

51%

36%

5%

8%

African Americans

56%

31%

7%

5%

Whites

46%

42%

2

10%

Q:

Do you approve or disapprove of the way . . .

. . . Muriel Bowser is handling her job as mayor

Disapprove

Approve

25%

58%

18%

. . . Cathy Lanier is handling her job as police chief

25%

61%

14%

Q:

Is Mayor Bowser doing a/an . . . job reducing crime in the city?

Not so good/poor

Excellent/good

63%

33%

5%

Numbers might not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.

SOURCE: This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Nov. 12-15, 2015, among a random sample of

1,005 adult residents of the District of Columbia reached on conventional and cellular phones by live interviewers.

The margin of sampling error for overall results is four percentage points. The error margin is plus more minus six

points among the sample of 449 African Americans, and 6.5 points among the sample of 392 whites. Sampling,

data collection and tabulation by Abt SRBI of New York. 2011 results from Washington Post-Kaiser Family

Foundation poll. Full results and exact question wording and order is available at:

THE WASHINGTON POST

Published Nov. 18, 2015.