NW Poll

Getting to Know You

Wednesday, April 17, 2019by  PEMCO Insurance


According to the 2019 PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, 40 percent of residents say it’s not too important, or even not at all important, for them to make new friends. That’s almost double the number of respondents on the other end of the spectrum (24 percent) who say it’s very or extremely important to make new friends.

How about you? How important is it to make new friends?

Right now in your life, how important is it to you to make new friends?

TotalOR
1235600Total
96Extremely important
1515Very important
3536Somewhat important
3030Not too important
1012Not at all important
11Don’t know

Right now in your life, how important is it to you to make new friends?

Oregon
MF
75Extremely important
1912Very important
3735Somewhat important
2634Not too important
1013Not at all important
11Don’t know

Right now in your life, how important is it to you to make new friends?

Oregon
<3535+
104Extremely important
1913Very important
3636Somewhat important
2234Not too important
1112Not at all important
21Don’t know

Right now in your life, how important is it to you to make new friends?

Oregon
With ChildrenNo Children
103Extremely important
1614Very important
3238Somewhat important
2833Not too important
1312Not at all important
10Don’t know

Even if it’s not important to you right now, how easy or difficult do you think it is to make friends in the city where you live?

TotalOR
1235600Total
119Very easy
2525Somewhat easy
2526Neither easy nor difficult
2526Somewhat difficult
1213Very difficult
21Don’t know

Even if it’s not important to you right now, how easy or difficult do you think it is to make friends in the city where you live?

Oregon
MF
107Very easy
2624Somewhat easy
2526Neither easy nor difficult
2626Somewhat difficult
1015Very difficult
32Don’t know

Even if it’s not important to you right now, how easy or difficult do you think it is to make friends in the city where you live?

Oregon
<5555+
105Very easy
2426Somewhat easy
2431Neither easy nor difficult
2529Somewhat difficult
156Very difficult
23Don’t know

Even if it’s not important to you right now, how easy or difficult do you think it is to make friends in the city where you live?

Oregon
With ChildrenNo Children
117Very easy
2626Somewhat easy
2326Neither easy nor difficult
2625Somewhat difficult
1212Very difficult
24Don’t know

About the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll
PEMCO Insurance commissioned this independent survey, conducted by FBK Research of Seattle, that asked Washington and Oregon residents questions about driving habits and attitudes toward current Northwest issues. The sample size, 600 respondents in Washington and 600 in Oregon, yields an accuracy of +/- 4.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. In other words, if this study were conducted 100 times, in 95 instances the data will not vary by more than the associated error range.

About PEMCO Insurance
PEMCO Insurance, established in 1949, is a Seattle-based provider of auto, home, boat, and umbrella insurance to Northwest residents. PEMCO Insurance is sold to consumers by the method they choose – phone, local community agents, or online. 

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personKathy Wilmering05/28/2019 07:52 AM
I keep reading that the poll results said that 49% of people don't want to have even a brief interaction with strangers. I don't see the question written. Although you might not be interested in making friends, if someone interesting showed up in your face, it doesn't mean you'd for sure say no. It also doesn't mean you wouldn't be basically polite. Just want to know if you covered that possibility.

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