April 28, 2021
TO: AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
FROM: PAUL GOODWIN
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
RE: Topline Findings from Los Angeles Voter Survey
A survey completed in mid-April with 500 Los Angeles city voters shows extraordinarily high levels of concern about homelessness, compassion for the unhoused, and support for changes to current city homelessness policies. Such changes include support for improving services provided to homeless encampments, support for prefab modular housing over more expensive permanent housing, and giving higher priority to temporary housing to those who are ill and on the streets over those who are healthy and residing in city parks. Voters also support requiring developers to greatly increase over current levels the proportion of affordable units in new housing developments.
Survey of Los Angeles Voters Conducted by Goodwin Simon
Strategic Research April 2021
Survey of 500 registered voters who live in the City of Los Angeles
Respondents were randomly recruited panel members who self identified as living in Los Angeles, who say they are registered to vote, and who will “definitely” or “probably” vote in the election for mayor next year or are “50-50” to vote.
Results were weighted by party, age, and education to match expected proportions based on a G2 Political Data Inc. voter file model.
The study was fielded between April 13 and April 18, 2021, in English and Spanish.