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The Star-Bulletin Hawaii Superferry poll was conducted Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 by SMS Research. A total of 600 telephone surveys were conducted statewide, 150 each on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. The margin of error is 4 percentage points for the statewide poll and about 8 percentage points for the individual islands.



Do you consider the Superferry potentially running into a whale a problem?


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Additional demographic data:

Age and Gender



Gender What is your age? Total


Male Female 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Don't know

Big problem 20.8% 21.0% 42.9% 23.6% 23.0% 17.3% 10.1%
20.9%

Small problem 28.2% 31.3% 27.3% 36.0% 38.8% 26.1% 20.4% 23.5% 29.9%

Not a problem 41.6% 37.8% 16.3% 37.8% 31.5% 50.9% 50.2% 53.0% 39.4%

Don't know 9.4% 10.0% 13.6% 2.6% 6.6% 5.8% 19.3% 23.5% 9.8%
Total Sample size 255 345 75 91 172 134 122 6 600

Ethnicity



Ethnicity Total


Caucasian Chinese Filipino Hawaiian or Part-Hawaiian Japanese Korean Samoan Black or African-American Hispanic or Latino "Mixed, not Hawaiian" Other Refused

Big problem 26.0% 14.5% 9.7% 31.7% 14.3%
94.3% 33.3% 21.6% 58.7% 26.6% 16.9% 20.9%

Small problem 31.8% 32.5% 36.6% 19.8% 32.7% 80.4% 5.7% 66.7% 24.7% 6.6% 17.1% 11.4% 29.9%

Not a problem 34.2% 46.0% 49.1% 39.9% 40.9% 19.6%

53.7% 29.3% 51.3% 46.0% 39.4%

Don't know 8.0% 7.0% 4.6% 8.6% 12.1%



5.4% 5.0% 25.6% 9.8%
Total Sample size 266 38 84 124 110 7 3 3 21 6 59 18 600

Income



What was your household income in 2006? Total


Less than $25K $25K to $50K $50K-$75K 75K-$100K $100K-$150K $150K-$250K More than $250K Don't know Refused

Big problem 28.8% 15.4% 19.6% 17.8% 21.6% 29.9% 12.8% 37.4% 21.7% 20.9%

Small problem 23.8% 39.4% 34.5% 30.1% 22.8% 31.2% 59.6% 6.0% 22.8% 29.9%

Not a problem 46.4% 41.2% 37.0% 47.3% 45.6% 22.5% 20.6% 27.9% 35.2% 39.4%

Don't know 1.0% 4.0% 9.0% 4.7% 10.0% 16.4% 7.0% 28.7% 20.3% 9.8%
Total Sample size 68 125 135 79 56 14 13 20 90 600

Island


Island


Total

Oahu Maui Hawaii Island Kauai Percent

Percent Percent Percent Percent
Big problem 18.0% 38.0% 18.7% 30.7% 20.9%
Small problem 30.0% 30.0% 29.3% 30.7% 29.9%
Not a problem 40.7% 26.7% 44.7% 35.3% 39.4%
Don't know 11.3% 5.3% 7.3% 3.3% 9.8%

Years in Hawaii



How long have you lived on this island? Total


Less than 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 20 years "More than 20 years, but not lifetime" Lifetime Don't know

Big problem 31.4% 15.3% 32.6% 24.8% 14.8% 6.5% 20.9%

Small problem 33.8% 28.7% 30.3% 31.1% 29.0%
29.9%

Not a problem 31.8% 45.5% 23.7% 38.3% 44.9%
39.4%

Don't know 3.0% 10.6% 13.3% 5.8% 11.3% 93.5% 9.8%
Total Sample size 66 50 86 154 242 2 600

Political Philosophy



Would you say that you are... Total


Very conservative Somewhat conservative Middle of the road Somewhat liberal Very liberal Don't know

Big problem 10.2% 12.4% 20.2% 33.5% 34.1% 24.9% 20.9%

Small problem 33.0% 33.1% 30.8% 31.8% 10.8% 13.3% 29.9%

Not a problem 44.0% 44.8% 38.3% 26.8% 53.7% 43.8% 39.4%

Don't know 12.8% 9.7% 10.7% 7.9% 1.3% 18.1% 9.8%
Total Sample size 70 126 209 120 45 30 600




Do you consider traffic and congestion during loading and unloading a problem?


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Additional demographic data:

Age and Gender



Gender What is your age? Total


Male Female 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Don't know

Big problem 12.8% 12.2% 17.4% 17.4% 13.2% 10.1% 8.7%
12.4%

Small problem 34.8% 39.2% 47.5% 43.6% 37.9% 35.2% 27.6% 51.3% 37.3%

Not a problem 44.2% 44.1% 31.1% 29.2% 45.4% 53.8% 50.9% 48.7% 44.2%

Don't know 8.1% 4.5% 4.1% 9.8% 3.5% 0.9% 12.8%
6.0%
Total Sample size 255 345 75 91 172 134 122 6 600

Ethnicity



Ethnicity Total


Caucasian Chinese Filipino Hawaiian or Part-Hawaiian Japanese Korean Samoan Black or African-American Hispanic or Latino "Mixed, not Hawaiian" Other Refused

Big problem 15.1% 4.8% 10.8% 13.7% 6.9%
12.6%
20.0% 33.9% 14.2% 15.7% 12.4%

Small problem 47.2% 38.8% 32.7% 29.8% 36.6% 41.5% 5.7%
23.3%
44.0% 25.1% 37.3%

Not a problem 35.1% 44.6% 50.2% 50.8% 46.3% 55.8% 81.7% 100.0% 56.7% 31.4% 40.4% 43.2% 44.2%

Don't know 2.6% 11.8% 6.2% 5.7% 10.2% 2.7%


34.7% 1.5% 16.1% 6.0%
Total Sample size 266 38 84 124 110 7 3 3 21 6 59 18 600

Income



What was your household income in 2006? Total


Less than $25K $25K to $50K $50K-$75K 75K-$100K $100K-$150K $150K-$250K More than $250K Don't know Refused

Big problem 11.6% 9.4% 15.7% 12.8% 15.0% 2.5% 14.7% 7.7% 12.7% 12.4%

Small problem 29.4% 38.6% 47.0% 30.6% 48.7% 36.9% 48.3% 19.4% 27.7% 37.3%

Not a problem 54.7% 43.8% 34.5% 52.1% 35.3% 44.1% 37.0% 47.8% 52.2% 44.2%

Don't know 4.3% 8.1% 2.8% 4.5% 1.0% 16.4%
25.1% 7.5% 6.0%
Total Sample size 68 125 135 79 56 14 13 20 90 600

Island


Island


Total

Oahu Maui Hawaii Island Kauai Percent

Percent Percent Percent Percent
Big problem 5.3% 40.7% 17.3% 39.3% 12.4%
Small problem 38.0% 36.0% 38.7% 27.3% 37.3%
Not a problem 50.0% 20.7% 38.0% 28.7% 44.2%
Don't know 6.7% 2.7% 6.0% 4.7% 6.0%

Years in Hawaii



How long have you lived on this island? Total


Less than 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 20 years "More than 20 years, but not lifetime" Lifetime Don't know

Big problem 27.9% 14.4% 17.0% 11.2% 9.2% 6.5% 12.4%

Small problem 34.8% 40.6% 41.7% 44.8% 31.8% 93.5% 37.3%

Not a problem 34.9% 44.3% 39.9% 41.5% 48.7%
44.2%

Don't know 2.4% 0.7% 1.4% 2.5% 10.3%
6.0%
Total Sample size 66 50 86 154 242 2 600

Political Philosophy



Would you say that you are... Total


Very conservative Somewhat conservative Middle of the road Somewhat liberal Very liberal Don't know

Big problem 7.6% 8.3% 11.7% 18.4% 17.7% 21.4% 12.4%

Small problem 28.4% 27.1% 41.7% 44.6% 40.7% 42.8% 37.3%

Not a problem 57.3% 59.0% 38.1% 35.8% 33.7% 29.2% 44.2%

Don't know 6.7% 5.6% 8.4% 1.2% 7.8% 6.7% 6.0%
Total Sample size 70 126 209 120 45 30 600




Do you consider the Superferry bringing non-native species to each island a problem?


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Additional demographic data:

Age and Gender



Gender What is your age? Total


Male Female 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Don't know

Big problem 13.9% 21.9% 27.6% 21.0% 19.2% 16.7% 14.4% 1.6% 18.5%

Small problem 38.4% 23.2% 35.5% 23.9% 31.4% 29.4% 29.0% 27.8% 29.7%

Not a problem 41.3% 47.0% 28.8% 54.5% 38.1% 49.0% 49.1% 47.0% 44.6%

Don't know 6.4% 7.9% 8.1% 0.5% 11.4% 4.8% 7.4% 23.5% 7.3%
Total Sample size 255 345 75 91 172 134 122 6 600

Ethnicity



Ethnicity Total


Caucasian Chinese Filipino Hawaiian or Part-Hawaiian Japanese Korean Samoan Black or African-American Hispanic or Latino "Mixed, not Hawaiian" Other Refused

Big problem 22.5% 20.7% 13.2% 19.4% 22.5%
81.7%
12.8% 4.5% 16.9% 18.9% 18.5%

Small problem 30.8% 22.7% 35.2% 24.2% 29.8% 44.2% 18.3% 33.3% 16.3% 36.8% 26.6% 4.7% 29.7%

Not a problem 41.0% 45.2% 47.6% 52.8% 40.3% 55.8%
66.7% 70.9% 29.3% 47.8% 50.7% 44.6%

Don't know 5.7% 11.4% 3.9% 3.6% 7.3%



29.3% 8.7% 25.6% 7.3%
Total Sample size 266 38 84 124 110 7 3 3 21 6 59 18 600

Income



What was your household income in 2006? Total


Less than $25K $25K to $50K $50K-$75K 75K-$100K $100K-$150K $150K-$250K More than $250K Don't know Refused

Big problem 37.8% 17.6% 17.0% 16.1% 15.1% 18.6% 14.7% 20.5% 15.3% 18.5%

Small problem 19.2% 35.0% 30.7% 27.2% 38.6% 28.7% 38.9% 41.6% 20.3% 29.7%

Not a problem 39.3% 41.8% 45.7% 52.4% 46.3% 38.9% 41.3% 26.4% 47.6% 44.6%

Don't know 3.7% 5.6% 6.6% 4.3%
13.9% 5.1% 11.5% 16.9% 7.3%
Total Sample size 68 125 135 79 56 14 13 20 90 600

Island


Island


Total

Oahu Maui Hawaii Island Kauai Percent

Percent Percent Percent Percent
Big problem 13.3% 38.7% 21.3% 41.3% 18.5%
Small problem 30.0% 30.0% 26.7% 32.0% 29.7%
Not a problem 48.0% 30.0% 46.0% 23.3% 44.6%
Don't know 8.7% 1.3% 6.0% 3.3% 7.3%

Years in Hawaii



How long have you lived on this island? Total


Less than 5 years 6 to 10 years 10 to 20 years "More than 20 years, but not lifetime" Lifetime Don't know

Big problem 18.6% 13.6% 24.1% 18.7% 17.8%
18.5%

Small problem 39.3% 36.4% 27.3% 31.1% 27.4%
29.7%

Not a problem 40.7% 48.2% 41.4% 42.2% 47.3% 6.5% 44.6%

Don't know 1.4% 1.8% 7.2% 8.0% 7.5% 93.5% 7.3%
Total Sample size 66 50 86 154 242 2 600

Political Philosophy



Would you say that you are... Total


Very conservative Somewhat conservative Middle of the road Somewhat liberal Very liberal Don't know

Big problem 11.9% 19.6% 15.2% 24.6% 22.9% 23.1% 18.5%

Small problem 26.0% 26.1% 34.5% 31.4% 25.5% 10.5% 29.7%

Not a problem 47.6% 47.5% 44.2% 37.1% 51.6% 47.3% 44.6%

Don't know 14.5% 6.8% 6.0% 6.9%
19.1% 7.3%
Total Sample size 70 126 209 120 45 30 600



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