‘Breaking News:’ Results of the ResetSF Muni Survey
This is according to a survey by Assessor Recorder Phil Ting (who is also in the running for mayor). His website, ResetSF, sent out a survey to “1700 San Francisco voters with email addresses” and was conducted from Feb. 25 to March 1. Last week, some of you told us that you received an email survey about Muni, and some people on Twitter even thought that SFMTA sent the survey.
We asked ResetSF about their methodology and here’s what they told us:
“The survey was sent to every registered voter in San Francisco for whom we have voter file. The total is about 100,000 in that category – and in the week the survey was out more than 1750 completed it.”
ResetSF says this is a “pretty good representation of San Franciscans with emails who are fluent in English” (the survey was only conducted in English), but ResetSF folks said they “don’t really have reason to think there is much difference when it comes to the MUNI.” Because the survey was online, it skews toward younger respondents.
More about the demographic of the respondents:
49% male, 47% female (balance refused to answer).
67% straight, 20 LGBT or Bi.
61% White, 12% Asian, 5% Latino, 3% African American.
77% under age 50 and 33% over age 50.
So there’ s your grain of salt.
In their quick poll, Phil Ting/ResetSF found the unsurprising fact that most people don’t have a great impression of Muni:
Just 7% of people have a “very favorable” impression of MUNI with 24% reporting “very unfavorable.” Overall, 44% of the respondents to the online poll had a very or somewhat favorable opinion of MUNI, while 56% had a somewhat or very negative impression of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
And people can’t agree on how to raise funds to fix Muni. ResetSF’s survey respondents don’t want transportation utility fees, parking tax, or more parking tickets. So I guess we’re back to where we were before — nobody likes the way things are, and nobody knows where to get the money to fix the things we don’t like. Hmm.