How do you feel about NW rain?


According to the 2018 PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, more than half of people surveyed say they’re ok with how much rain we get here, and three-quarters say they actually have a positive opinion about the climate overall. Additionally, nearly 80 percent of residents say they wouldn’t use an umbrella if it rained.

What about you? How do you feel about our Northwest weather and about using umbrellas?

Using a 7-point scale, where 7 means you absolutely love the climate where you live and 1 means you absolutely hate the climate where you live, how would you rate your opinion about the climate?

Total OR
16 17 7 – Absolutely love it
25 24 6
32 35 5
16 12 4 (Neutral)
6 7 3
3 3 2
2 1 1 – Absolutely Hate It
5.1 5.2 Average Rating

And what is your opinion of the amount and type of the rain you experience where you live?

Total Oregon
West East
53 53 67 At least somewhat positive (5-7)
21 20 25 Neutral (4)
26 27 5 At least somewhat negative (1-3)
4.5 4.6 5.3 Average Rating

Where you live, are there ever any periods of prolonged gloomy weather?

Total Oregon
West East
80 82 60 Yes
19 16 39 No
1 2 1 Don't know

When you’re going through a period of prolonged gloomy weather, what, if anything, do you do to counteract the gloom? (Based on those who go through periods of gloom.)

Total Oregon
Male Female
45 50 40 Nothing
24 17 27 I take or continue to take supplements or medications
17 16 17 I go on vacation
9 10 9 I use artificial sunlight
18 20 21 Other
3 3 5 Don’t know

When it rains, how frequently do you use an umbrella? Using a 7-point scale where 7 means you always use an umbrella when it rains and 1 means you never use an umbrella, how would you rate how often you use one?

Total OR
4 4 7 – Always use an umbrella
4 5 6
6 5 5
8 8 4
11 11 3
21 19 2
46 48 1 – Never use an umbrella

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. For more information, visit pemco.com.

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