Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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Which catastrophe will hit the Seattle area first?

  • massive earthquake (61%, 65 Votes)
  • Mt. Rainier lahar (6%, 6 Votes)
  • tsunami (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Detroit-style economic meltdown (31%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

Start Date: September 13, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: September 20, 2009 @ 12:00 am

A year from now, Seattle-area homes will cost...

  • ...more. (13%, 23 Votes)
  • ...less. (68%, 122 Votes)
  • ...about the same (±2%). (19%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 179

Start Date: September 6, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: September 13, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Favorite leisure activity?

  • hiking, kayaking, or other outdoor activity (50%, 55 Votes)
  • gardening or home improvement (14%, 15 Votes)
  • bars, restaurants, or clubs, etc. (7%, 8 Votes)
  • video games (14%, 15 Votes)
  • reading blogs (15%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 110

Start Date: August 30, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: September 6, 2009 @ 12:00 am

"American business is steadily coming back to a normal level of prosperity."

  • Agree (15%, 23 Votes)
  • Disagree (85%, 127 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

Start Date: August 23, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: August 30, 2009 @ 12:00 am

In the next 30 years, the desirability of the Seattle area will:

  • Continue to grow. (45%, 83 Votes)
  • Plateau for an extended time. (30%, 55 Votes)
  • Begin to decline. (25%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 183

Start Date: August 16, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: August 23, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Compared to a year ago, America's economy is...

  • ...on a better course. (34%, 52 Votes)
  • ...on a worse course. (47%, 73 Votes)
  • ...on about the same course. (19%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

Start Date: August 9, 2009 @ 8:21 am
End Date: August 16, 2009 @ 12:01 am

Is Washington State's economy inherently stronger than the nation as a whole?

  • Yes (24%, 40 Votes)
  • No (66%, 112 Votes)
  • Maybe / Don't Know (10%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 170

Start Date: August 2, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: August 9, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Which is likely to generate the strongest downward pressure on Seattle-area home prices going forward?

  • Bank-owned inventory coming on the market. (33%, 66 Votes)
  • Currently stalled new construction being built. (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Currently vacant new construction hitting the market. (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Tighter financing / down payment requirements. (31%, 61 Votes)
  • Continued layoffs at local employers. (31%, 62 Votes)
  • The expiration of the $8,000 tax credit in November. (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 198

Start Date: July 26, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: August 2, 2009 @ 12:00 am

In the last year, your personal net worth has...

  • Increased. (49%, 101 Votes)
  • Decreased. (39%, 81 Votes)
  • Stayed about the same. (12%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 206

Start Date: July 19, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: July 26, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Will Boeing (mostly) leave the Puget Sound region by 2030?

  • Definitely not. (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Probably not. (24%, 37 Votes)
  • Maybe? (14%, 22 Votes)
  • Probably. (40%, 61 Votes)
  • Definitely. (19%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 154

Start Date: July 12, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: July 19, 2009 @ 12:00 am


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