November 3, 2022
On behalf of Portland Business Alliance, DHM Research conducted a survey of Portland voters about their opinions on proposed city policies to address homelessness. The full questionnaire and crosstables are available. Key findings include:
- 86% disapprove of the job Portland and Multnomah County officials are doing to address homelessness in the community.
- 78% believe that local governments should require those camping on city sidewalks, streets, and public areas to sleep only in shelters or authorized camping areas.
- 75% support the police and other city officials forcing people who are camping on the street to move to a shelter or designated camping site if they refuse to go on their own.
- 82% support creating large, centralized camping areas that can serve hundreds of people and that include onsite bathrooms, support services, and security.