Chinatown Feels Safe

According to the latest The Hawaii Poll:

  • 64% of registered voters say Honolulu’s Chinatown still feels “safe.”
  • Of those that visit Chinatown at least once a year, 64% said they feel safe. Another 32% said they do not feel safe, with 4% saying they are “unsure.”
  • 47% said that they “rarely” or “never” visit Chinatown.
  • There was a large gap between people 50 years and older (54%) versus those under age 50 (39%) who never or rarely visit Chinatown.
  • There was a similar gap between Republicans (52%) who never or rarely venture into Chinatown compared with Democrats (31%).

The Hawaii Poll, conducted July 20-22 by telephone by Mason-Dixon Polling &Strategy of Washington, D.C., included 625 registered Oahu voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Lockdown Backed

88% thought various public health restrictions were “mostly reasonable.”

A poll from the University of Hawaii Public Policy Center asked 600 residents for their thoughts on the state’s response to coronavirus.

  • 88% thought various public health restrictions were “mostly reasonable.”
  • 81% of residents agreed that they don’t want “tourists come to visit my community right now.”
  • More than half said they still felt a little to very unsafe going to places with many other people.
  • 7% said someone in their household had permanently lost a job.
  • More than 1 in 3 said a household member had temporarily been laid off.

For this survey, the UH Public Policy Center provides a detailed report and verbatim responses.