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 Race/Ethnicity: Black (9); Asian (12); White (32); Latino (43); Other (3)  Employment: Employed (54); Student (11); Homemaker (10); Retired (14); Unemployed.

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2  Race/Ethnicity: Black (9); Asian (12); White (32); Latino (43); Other (3)  Employment: Employed (54); Student (11); Homemaker (10); Retired (14); Unemployed (11)  Marital status: Single (36); Married/Domestic partnership (49); Divorced/Separated/ Widowed (16)  Children under 18: None (55); One (18); Two (16); Three or more (11)  Political ideology: Liberal (39); Middle-of-the-road (29); Conservative (32)  Political party: Democrat (32); Republican (11); Other party (12); Not registered (44)  Education: Less than high school (20); High school grad (47); College grad (22); Grad degree (11)  Age: (26); (30); (31); 65 and older (13)  Tenure in LA: 5 years or less (7); 6-15 (20); (33); 26 years or more (41)  Union household: Yes (20); No (80)  Homeownership: Rent (61); Own (39)  Household income: <40K (56); 40K-<70K (20); 70K-<100K (11); 100K-<150K (8); ≥150K (5)  Citizenship: U.S.-born citizen (54); Naturalized citizen (21); Non-citizen (25)  Religious preference: Catholic (42); Other Christian (30); Jewish (8); Agnostic/Atheist (8); Other (12)  Gender: Male (49); Female (51)

3 Overall, do you feel things in the City of Los Angeles are going in the right direction or the wrong direction? Right direction Staying the same Wrong direction Don’t know/Refused % % % % 2012

4 How about in your neighborhood? Do you feel things are going in the right direction or the wrong direction? Right direction Staying the same Wrong direction Don’t know/Refused % % % % 2012

5 Overall, how would you say that the racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles are getting along these days - very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly? 1997* Very well Somewhat well Somewhat badly Very badly 8207 Don’t know/Refused 7325 Note: In 1997 the question was asked: “How would you rate race and ethnic relations in the City of Los Angeles, do you think they are good or not good?” For reporting purposes, “good” is recommended as a comparison of very and somewhat well; “bad” is recommended as a comparison of somewhat and very badly

6 Compared to twenty years ago, is the city of Los Angeles safer, not as safe, or about the same? 2012 Safer 38 Not as safe 30 About the same 27 Don’t know/Refused 5

7 Do you think it is (very/somewhat) likely or (very/somewhat) unlikely that other riots and disturbances like those in 1992 will occur in the City of Los Angeles in the next five years? Very likely Somewhat likely Somewhat unlikely Very unlikely Don’t know/Refused % % % % 2012

8 In the twenty /fifteen years since the 1992 riots and disturbances, how much progress have the people of Los Angeles made toward improving race relations: a lot of progress, some progress, little progress or no progress at all? 1997*2002* A lot of progress Some progress 4851 Little progress No progress at all 97 Don’t know/Refused 9924 Note: In 1997 and 2002 the question was asked, “In the five/ten years since the 1992 riots and disturbances, have the citizens of Los Angeles made progress toward improving race relations? For reporting purposes, “yes” is recommended as a comparison of a lot of progress and some progress; “no” is recommended as a comparison of little progress and no progress at all

9 In the last twenty years, have the following areas gotten better, worse, or stayed the same: Environ- ment Race relations between Latinos and Blacks Crime GangsAir quality Quality of streets Better Stayed the same Worse Don’t know/Refused Transpor- tation and traffic Healthcare Public education Housing costs and availability Jobs and local economy Better Stayed the same Worse Don’t know/Refused

10 In general, do you think the LAPD is doing an excellent, good, poor, or very poor job? Excellent Good Poor Very Poor 5657 Don’t know/Refused % % % % 2012

11 Based on what you know, do you support or oppose the reappointment of Willie Williams/Bernard Parks/William Bratton/Charlie Beck for a second term? 1997* Support Oppose Don’t know/Refused Note: In 1997 the question asked: “As you may know, the five member panel of the city’s Police Commission unanimously voted not to rehire Willie Williams as Police Chief. Based on what you know, do you agree or disagree with the Police Commission’s decision not to rehire Police Chief Williams?” Given the reverse of the question (i.e., decision not to rehire), 40% represented those who disagreed with not rehiring Williams (or in other words would have supported his reappointment), and 37% agreed with not rehiring him (or would have opposed his reappointment).

12 …Improving police recruitment Very effective Somewhat effective Not at all effective 7916 Don’t know/Refused 5725 …Increasing civilian review of complaints Very effective Somewhat effective Not at all Don’t know/Refused 4822 …Imposing more discipline among police officers Very effective Somewhat effective Not at all Don’t know/Refused 5515 …Increasing community policing Very effective Somewhat effective Not at all 7918 Don’t know/Refused 4410

13 Please visit the Center for the Study of Los Angeles’ website at or Brianne Gilbert, Associate Director, at Source: Source: 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th Anniversaries of the Los Angeles Riots Survey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University.


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