by Bob Fung
Civenergy did a quick internet survey after the November 18th community forum on Davis nightlife. At the forum, it was clear that young people were underrepresented so we put together a survey which posed the 3 issues discussed at the forum: closing times, seating, and restricting the hours of certain forms of alcohol (e.g., pitchers). The survey was put out on social media with a focus on young people who participate in Davis nightlife. Civenergy had 49 people (mostly between the ages of 21-30) respond to the survey in two days.
Of the 49 people that filled out the survey, a large majority were in the young adult age range we were targeting. 42 were in the 18-30 range with 7 people over 30. 35 of the survey respondents were Davis Residents, 12 were students, and the final 6 consisted of Alumni and residents of Woodland and Sacramento. 43 out of the 49 respondents participated regularly in Davis nightlife, 2 do not participate, and the remainder were out of town people who do go out when they visit.
With respect to their responses to the 3 questions, 41 out of the 49 responses (84%) disagreed or strongly disagreed with changing closing times for bars/nightclubs to midnight. On regulating when certain forms (e.g., pitchers of alcohol) were served, 68% of respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed with that kind of proposed regulation. On maintaining seating requirements, the response was in contrast more balanced 36% of respondents were neutral, with 10% in strong agreement and 17% strongly disagreeing.
Here’s the link to the survey results: