Two years ago, the Los Angeles Times worked with the Los Angeles Business Council Institute to conduct a groundbreaking poll about attitudes toward homelessness. This year’s survey was designed to see to what extent public opinion has shifted after nearly two years of a deadly pandemic.
As they did in 2019, the LABC Institute hired Hart Research to conduct the survey in cooperation with The Times. The polling firm, based in Washington, D.C., has extensive experience around the country, including in Los Angeles.
The survey questioned 906 Los Angeles County voters from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, by telephone (602 interviews) and online (304 interviews). The results have an overall margin of error of 3.3 percentage points in either direction. Margins of error for subgroups are larger.