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NEW YORK CITY RESEARCH SUMMARY

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Recently completed research by David Binder Research indicates that a majority of New York City
voters (64%) support allowing residents to rent out their home or a portion of their home through
Airbnb.

A large plurality (44%) of New York City voters also believes that New York City residents renting out
their home through Airbnb is good for the City, while just 25 percent believe it is bad for the City.

In addition, 75 percent of New York City voters support a proposal that would limit full-time Airbnb hosts
to one unit, create a streamlined system for registering short-term rental hosts with the state, restrict
short-term rentals in rent-stabilized housing, suspend short-term rentals in public housing, and enact
various other requirements to ensure accountability for Airbnb hosts.

Only 14 percent oppose this proposal.

A majority of New Yorkers believe that New York City residents should be allowed to rent out
their home through Airbnb.

Sixty four percent of New York City voters support allowing people to rent out their home or part of their
home through Airbnb, while just 30 percent oppose.

As you may know, Airbnb is a website that allows people to rent their
living spaces to visitors looking for a place to stay short-term. These are
sometimes called short-term rentals.

Do you support or oppose allowing New York City residents to rent out
their home or a portion of their home through Airbnb?
Support Oppose Neutral/Don’t Know
64% 30% 6%

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David Binder Research conducted an online survey of 500 eligible voters in New York City from November 8-10, 2018.
Respondents were selected from an online panel to represent the demographic geographic composition of New York City. The
margin of error for the survey is +/- 4.4%.
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Large plurality of voters also believes that Airbnb is good for New York City.

Forty four percent of New York City voters think that New York City residents renting out their home
through Airbnb is good for New York City, while just 25 percent believe that it is bad for the City.

Overall, do you think New York City residents renting out their homes through
Airbnb is…
Good for New York Bad for New York
Neutral/Don’t Know
City City
44% 25% 31%

Three out of four New York City voters say they support the proposed legislation to regulate
Airbnb, while just 14 percent oppose. ​Respondents were asked whether they support or oppose a
policy proposal that would limit hosts to one full-time listing in New York City. Respondents were given
a definition of full-time listings as properties that are used mostly as short-term rentals through Airbnb.

The proposal also will create a streamlined registration system authorizing short-term rental platforms
like Airbnb to register hosts with the state and ban short-term rentals in all affordable housing, in
addition to various provisions designed to ensure that Airbnb hosts are held accountable.

Would you support or oppose a proposal that would…

● Limit hosts to one full-time listing in New York City


● Create a streamlined registration system authorizing short-term rental
platforms like Airbnb to register hosts with the state.
● Suspend short-term rentals in public housing and restrict short-term
rentals in rent-stabilized housing
● Require an independent 24-hour hotline to report short-term rental
complaints and concerns.
● Require short-term rentals to carry $1 million in liability insurance
● Authorize websites like Airbnb to collect and hotel and sales taxes from
guests on behalf of hosts.
● Suspend any host with three confirmed city or state violations from
using Airbnb.
Support Oppose Don’t Know
75% 14% 11%

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