NW Poll

Wildfire Impact Poll

Thursday, May 2, 2019by  PEMCO Insurance

According to the 2019 PEMCO Insurance NW Poll, WA residents are 5x more likely to believe wildfires will directly impact them this year than when asked in 2015. How much of an impact do you think wildfires will have on you?

Some people say that the possibility of wildfires increases every year. Thinking about the past two to three years, how (if at all) have you been negatively impacted by wildfires?

TotalOR
1235600Total
5963I’ve been bothered by smoke or poor air quality resulting from wildfires
2226Wildfires have changed my vacation or outdoor recreational plans
2020I’ve not been able to have campfires or bonfires like I usually would
1414I’ve had to encourage others not to visit me or the city I live in because of smoke or poor air quality resulting from wildfires
1010Although not directly threatened, my home or property has been in the general neighborhood of a wildfire
65My home or property has been directly threatened by wildfire(s)
65I’ve had to physically get away from my home or city because of the threat of wildfires
54I’ve had to encourage others not to visit me or the city I live in because of the threat of wildfires
22Other
1917None—I’ve not been negatively impacted by wildfires
22Don’t know

In the future, how likely is it that wildfires or brush fires in the Northwest will have a direct impact on you?

TotalOR
1235600Total
2422Extremely likely
3033Very likely
2929Somewhat likely
1111Not too likely
32Not at all likely
33Don’t know

In the future, how likely is it that wildfires or brush fires in the Northwest will have a direct impact on you?

March 2015
WAOR
57Extremely likely
1218Very likely
2325Somewhat likely
4038Not too likely
1810Not at all likely
22Don’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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