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Air travel  |  Road/Off-road                    See also:  Terrorism (transportation security)


 

Air Travel

CBS News Poll. March 20-23, 2014. N=1,097 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

           

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"Whatever your personal feelings about flying, how would you rate the overall safety record of commercial airline travel: excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"

.

    Excellent Good Only fair Poor Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
  3/20-23/14 34 39 17 7 4
  1/5-6/02 19 42 24 10 5
  11/01 16 40 25 16 3
  7/96 26 40 22 10 3

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Dec. 3-9, 2013. N=2,692 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 1.9.

.

"Do you think using a cell phone to make a call on an airplane during flight should be allowed or not?"

.

Should be
allowed

Should not
be allowed

Unsure

 

%

%

%

12/3-9/13

30 59 10

 

Pew Research Center. April 25-28, 2013. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

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"As you may know, the Federal Aviation Administration's budget was cut as part of across-the-board reductions in federal spending and there have been delays at airports across the country. Who do you think is more to blame for this situation: Republicans in Congress or the Obama administration?" Options rotated

.

Republicans
in Congress

Obama
administration

Both (vol.)

Neither
(vol.)

Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

4/25-28/13

34 32 10 4

20


 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Nov. 21, 2010. N=514 adults nationwide. Margin of error 5.

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"Are you personally worried about traveling by commercial airplane because of the risk of terrorism, or do you think the risk is not that great?"

.

Worried

Not worried

Unsure

 

%

%

%

11/21/10

30 66 4

9/06

39 60 1

9/03

36 63 1

9/02

32 67 1

2/02

33 64 3

10/3-7/01

42 56 2

9/13/01

59 40 1

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Nov. 19-21, 2010. N=3,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2. Interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

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"How many air trips, if any, have you taken on a commercial airliner in the past twelve months -- counting each round trip as one trip?" Open-ended

.

None

1

2-4

5 or more

%

%

%

%

11/19-21/10

62 15 16 7

1/5-6/10

61 15 17 7

.

"In order to avoid the hassles associated with air travel these days, are you more likely now than in the past to use alternative means of transportation, such as a car, bus or train instead of flying, or are you just as likely to fly now as in the past?" N=757 adults who have taken two or more air trips in the past 12 months, MoE 4.

.

More likely to
use alternative

Just as likely
to fly now

Unsure

 

%

%

%

11/19-21/10

19 79 2

1/5-6/10

27 72 -

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Jan. 7-11, 2010. N=1,336 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.7.

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"How safe do you believe air travel is in the United States today: very safe, somewhat safe, not too safe, or not at all safe?"

.

Very safe

Somewhat safe

Not too safe

Not at all safe

Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

1/7-11/10

27 49 17 7

1


 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 6-10, 2010. N=1,216 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"How do you feel about flying in an airplane? Would you tell me whether you're afraid of it, whether it bothers you slightly, or whether you're not at all afraid?"
2002 & earlier: "How do you feel about flying in an airplane? Would you tell me whether you're afraid of it, whether it bothers you slightly, or whether you're not at all afraid of it?"

.

Afraid of it

Bothers
slightly

Not at
all afraid

Unsure

%

%

%

%

1/6-10/10

16 26 55 3

1/5-6/02

20 31 48 1

11/01

25 31 42 2

10/01

21 31 46 2

 

Gallup Poll. Dec. 6-9, 2007. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"How many air trips, if any, have you taken on a commercial airliner in the past twelve months -- counting each round trip as one trip?"

.

None

1-2

3-4

5 or more

%

%

%

%

12/6-9/07

57 23 12 8

.

"Overall, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the job the nation's major airlines are doing?" N=473 adults who have flown on an airplane at least once in the past year, MoE 5

.

Satisfied

Dissatisfied

Unsure

%

%

%

12/6-9/07

72 24 3

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Aug. 21-22, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Finally, some people would like Congress to pass an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights that would require airlines to provide passengers with things like fresh water and clean bathrooms, as well as possibly the right to exit the airplane when there are flight delays. Other people oppose this idea because they say it would make flying more expensive and result in more canceled flights. What about you? Do you support or oppose passing an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights?"

.

Support

Oppose

Depends (vol.)

Unsure

%

%

%

%

8/21-22/07

57 24 9 10

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. June 4-5, 2002. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of airline pilots being armed?"
%      
Approve 68      
Disapprove 22      
Not sure 10      

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of flight attendants being armed with so-called 'stun guns'?"
%      
Approve 70      
Disapprove 22      
Not sure 8      

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of using racial profiling to screen Arab male airline passengers?"

%      
Approve 54      
Disapprove 34      
Not sure 12      

 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 24-26, 2002. N=861 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

           

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"Do you think the federal government has done enough to improve airport security since September 11th, or not?"
    2/02 1/02      
    % %      
  Done enough 48 41      
  Not done enough 45 54      
  Don't know 7 5      
         

.

"Do you think the airlines have done enough to improve airport security since September 11th, or not?"
    2/02 1/02      
    % %      
  Done enough 38 35      
  Not done enough 54 59      
  Don't know 8 6      
           
"To improve security, the airlines have made a number of changes in the past few months, such as not giving passengers metal knives with their meals, or requiring people to remain in their seats during the flight. Do you think the airlines have gone too far with these measures, have the airlines done the right thing, or have the airlines still not done enough?"
    %        
  Gone too far 10        
  Done the right thing 55        
  Not done enough 31        
  Don't know 4        
           
"Do you think in general that airport security personnel who check passengers in the airport are going too far in checking passengers, or are they generally doing the right thing, or are airport security personnel not doing enough to check passengers?"
    %        
  Going too far 4        
  Doing the right thing 54        
  Not doing enough 36        
  Don't know 6        
           
"Would you be willing or not willing to experience longer and more intrusive bag checks and passenger searches when flying in order to improve airport and airline security?"
    %        
  Willing 89        
  Not willing 8        
  Don't know 3        

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 5-6, 2002. N=1,060 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

           

.

"Do you think the federal government has done enough to improve airport security since September 11th, or not? ... Do you think the airlines have done enough to improve airport security since September 11th, or not?"

.

    Federal
government
Airlines      
    % %      
  Done enough 41 35      
  Not done enough 54 59      
  Don't know 5 6      
         

.

"In December, an Arab-American Secret Service agent who was carrying a gun was prevented from boarding an airplane. The airline officials said that the forms he had for carrying the gun on the plane were not filled out properly and that they kept him off the flight in the interest of keeping the passengers safe. The Secret Service agent says he was kept off the plane because he is Arab-American and that he asked the airline to call and verify that he was a Secret Service agent. Do you think the airline did the right thing in keeping the man off the flight, or did the airline go too far?"

.

    %        
  Airline did right thing 74        
  Airline went too far 18        
  Depends (vol.) 3        
  Don't know 5        

 

ABC News Poll. Oct. 3-7, 2001. N=1,024 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Which do you feel is safer: flying in a commercial airplane or driving in a car?"
10/3-7/01 11/99
% %
Flying 44 58
Driving 48 39
No opinion 8 3

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Feb. 4-6, 2000. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"How confident do you feel about the safety standards of the major commercial airlines, in general: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, not at all confident?"
2/00 11/99
% %
Very confident 33 29
Somewhat confident 39 51
Not too confident 15 15
Not at all confident 11 5
No opinion 2 -

.

"Compared to a few years ago, how do you feel about the safety of flying on airlines today? Do you have much more confidence, somewhat more confidence, somewhat less confidence, much less confidence?"
2/00 11/99
% %
Much more 12 8
Somewhat more 35 33
Somewhat less 32 34
Much less 17 20
No opinion 4 5

.

"As you may know, an Alaska Airlines jet crashed off the California coast earlier this week. As a result of this crash, are you less likely to fly on major commercial airlines, or not?"
%
Less likely 24
Not less likely 74
No opinion 2

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Nov. 17-18, 1999. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"What do you think is most likely to be the cause of the EgyptAir Flight 990 crash: a bomb or other terrorism, mechanical failure, pilot error, or intentional acts on the part of the pilot?"
%
Intentional acts of pilot 34
Pilot error 11
Mechanical failure 10
A bomb or other terrorism 9
Other (vol.) 4
Not sure 32

 

ABC News Poll. Nov. 3-7, 1999. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Whatever your personal feelings about flying, how would you rate the overall safety record of commercial airline travel: excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"
%
Excellent 26
Good 49
Only fair 16
Poor 6
No opinion 4

.

"And what about your personal feelings? Would you say you're afraid of flying on an airplane, it bothers you slightly, or you're not at all afraid of it?"
%
Afraid 14
Bothered 29
Not at all afraid 56
No opinion 1

.

"As you may have heard, an EgyptAir jet crashed off the East Coast last week. This follows the crashes of a Swissair jet a year ago and a TWA jet three years ago. Do you think these incidents mean that air travel is getting less safe, or do you think they do not reflect on the overall safety of air travel?"
%
Getting less safe 29
Do not reflect on overall safety 65
No opinion 6

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Nov. 3-4, 1999. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"What do you think is most likely to be the cause of the EgyptAir Flight 990 crash: a bomb or other terrorism, mechanical failure, or pilot error?"
%
Mechanical failure 65
A bomb or other terrorism 11
Pilot error 5
Other (vol.) 2
Not sure 17

.

"Which do you think is a greater threat to airline safety: terrorist attacks or poor maintenance?"
%
Poor maintenance 78
Terrorist attacks 15
Not sure 7

.

"Do you think U.S.-owned airlines are safer than foreign airlines, or not?"
%
U.S. safer 58
U.S. not safer 14
Safer than some/Worse than others (vol.) 9
Not sure 19

 


Road / Off-road

AP-CNBC Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Nov. 18-22, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.3.

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"Please tell me if you would favor, oppose or neither favor nor oppose raising the tax on gasoline by 15 cents per gallon with the income dedicated to building and repairing roads and highways?"

.

Favor

Oppose

Neither

Unsure

 

%

%

%

%

 

11/18-22/10

27 66 6 1

 


 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 8-15, 2010. N=2,424 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.

.

"How often do you use a cell phone while driving a car: very often, sometimes, rarely, or never?"

.

Very often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

11/8-15/10

10 21 38 31

1

.

"The Secretary of Transportation recently said that he may push Congress for a national ban on using a cell phone while driving. The ban would include hands-free cell phones. Do you think that a national ban on using a cell phone while driving is a good idea or a bad idea?"

.

A good idea

A bad idea

Unsure

 

 

%

%

%

 

 

ALL

63 34 3

 

 

18 to 34

51 47 2

 

 

35 to 54

62 35 3

 

 

55 & older

74 22 4

 

 

.

"How much do you think prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving would do to make the roads and highways in the United States safer: a great deal, some, not much, or nothing at all?"

.

A great deal

Some

Not much

Nothing at all

Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

11/8-15/10

49 31 13 5

2


 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. March 3-8, 2010. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.2.

.

"In general, do you prefer to buy American cars or foreign cars, or does it not matter?"

 

American Foreign Doesn't matter Unsure

 

% % % %

 

3/3-8/10

40 13 45 1

 

.

"In general, which COUNTRY produces the best quality cars?"

 

%

 

 

 

 

United States

38

 

 

 

 

Japan

29

 

 

 

 

Germany

14

 

 

 

 

China

3

 

 

 

 

South Korea

1

 

 

 

 

Sweden

1

 

 

 

 

Other

1

 

 

 

 

None

2

 

 

 

 

Unsure

12

 

 

 

 

.

"How confident are you that the cars being sold in the United States today are safe: extremely confident, very confident, moderately confident, slightly confident, or not at all confident?"

 

Extremely
confident
Very
confident
Moderately
confident
Slightly
confident
Not at all
confident
% % % % %

3/3-8/10

13 38 32 13 4

 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 26-March 1, 2010. N=967 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Generally speaking, do you think U.S. automakers or foreign automakers produce better-quality cars?"

.

U.S. Foreign Both (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

2/26 - 3/1/10

41 43 7 9  

1/11-15/09

29 55 8 8  

.

"How much have you heard or read about the recent problems with some Toyota automobiles involving problems with their gas pedals and brakes: a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"

.

A lot Some Not much Nothing Unsure
% % % % %

2/26 - 3/1/10

64 27 6 2 1

.

"So far, do you think Toyota has done a good job or a bad job handling the problems with some of their automobiles?"

.

Good job Bad job Unsure    
% % %    

2/26 - 3/1/10

39 34 27    

.

"Do you think Toyota management is telling the truth about those problems, mostly telling the truth but hiding something, or are they mostly lying?"

.

Telling the truth Hiding
something
Mostly lying Unsure  
% % % %  

2/26 - 3/1/10

27 49 11 13  

.

"If you were in the market to buy a new car right now, would the recent problems experienced by Toyota affect whether or not you buy a car made by Toyota?" If yes: "Would you be more likely or less likely to buy a Toyota?"

.

Yes:
More likely
Yes:
Less likely
No, no
difference
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/26 - 3/1/10

16 49 32 3  

.

"Do you think Toyota will be able to fix all the problems so that their cars are safe to drive again, or not?"

.

Will Will not Unsure    
% % %    

2/26 - 3/1/10

81 11 8    

.

"Regardless of the kind of car you drive, have the problems with Toyota automobiles made you feel less safe while you're driving, or hasn't it affected how safe you feel?"

.

Less safe Not less safe Don't drive (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

2/26 - 3/1/10

15 78 3 4  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 27-28, 2009. N=2,021 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next we have some questions about Toyota vehicles, including Lexus vehicles which are made by Toyota. Overall, do you believe it IS or is NOT safe to ride in a Toyota vehicle?"

.

Is Safe Is Not Safe Depends on
Vehicle (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/27-28/10

60 31 1 8  

.

"How closely have you followed the news about recalls of Toyota vehicles: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

.

Very
Closely
Somewhat
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not at All Unsure
% % % % %

2/27-28/10

26 45 18 10 1

.

"As a result of Toyota's recent problems have you lost confidence in Toyota vehicles, or not?"

.

Have Lost
Confidence
Have Not Lost
Confidence
Unsure    
% % %    

2/27-28/10

35 61 4    

.

"Do you think each of the following has moved too quickly, been about right, or not moved quickly enough in responding to possible safety issues with Toyota vehicles? How about . . . ?"

.

Too Quickly About Right Not Quickly
Enough
Unsure  
% % % %  

.

"Toyota Motor Corporation"

2/27-28/10

6 32 55 7  

.

"The U.S. federal government"

2/27-28/10

11 37 42 10  

 

ABC News Poll. Jan. 28-31, 2010. N=1,012 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Thinking about the car maker Toyota, is your overall opinion of Toyota very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable?"

.

Very
Favorable
Mostly
Favorable
Mostly
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
Unsure
% % % % %

1/28-31/10

26 37 14 14 9

.

"You might have heard that Toyota has recalled some cars and has stopped manufacturing and selling most of its cars in North America because of a problem with the gas pedals getting stuck. Do you think this indicates a broader problem with the quality of Toyota cars, or do you think it's an isolated incident that does not indicate a broader quality problem?"

.

Broader
Problem
Isolated
Incident
Unsure    
% % %    

1/28-31/10

21 72 6    

.

"Does this situation make you more likely or less likely to consider buying a new Toyota in the future, or will it have no effect on whether you consider buying a new Toyota?"

.

More Likely Less Likely No Effect Unsure  
% % % %  

1/28-31/10

5 22 72 2  

.

"Do you think the federal government should investigate to see whether or not Toyota acted quickly enough after learning of problems with these cars, or do you think that kind of investigation is not necessary?"

.

Should
Investigate
Not
Necessary
Unsure    
% % %    

1/28-31/10

39 56 5    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 5-8, 2009. N=829 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you think it should be legal or illegal to use a hand-held cellular telephone while driving a car?"

.

Legal Illegal Unsure    
% % %    

10/5-8/09

17 80 3    

.

"How about a hands-free cellular telephone, which you don't have to pick up or hold to use? Do you think it should be legal or illegal to use a hands-free cellular telephone while driving a car?"

.

Legal Illegal Unsure    
% % %    

10/5-8/09

70 27 2    

.

"Do you think using a HANDS-FREE cell phone while driving is more safe than using a HAND-HELD cell phone, or is it less safe, or is using a HANDS-FREE cell phone just the same as using a HAND-HELD cell phone?"

.

More Safe Less Safe Same Unsure  
% % % %  

10/5-8/09

66 3 28 1  

.

"Do you think sending a text message while driving, either on a cell phone or other electronic device, should be legal or illegal?"

.

Legal Illegal Unsure    
% % %    

10/5-8/09

1 97 2    

.

If illegal:
"Should texting while driving be punished more severely than drunk driving, less severely than drunk driving, or about the same as drunk driving?"

.

More
Severely
Less
Severely
About the
Same
Unsure  
% % % %  

10/5-8/09

2 43 50 2  

 

Marist College Marist Poll. Oct. 7, 8 & 12, 2009. N=1,026 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How often do you text while driving . . . ?"

.

Often Sometimes Seldom Never  
% % % %  

ALL

4 5 9 82  

18-29 years old

9 12 18 60  

30-44

9 7 12 72  

45-59

- 3 5 91  

60 & older

1 1 2 96  

.

"Do you think there should be a law to ban texting while driving?"

.

Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

ALL

90 9 1    

18-29 years old

88 12 -    

30-44

88 8 4    

45-59

92 7 1    

60 & older

92 7 1    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 20-22, 2009. N=1,013 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Apart from the current financial difficulties the U.S. auto companies are facing, in general, when making a decision about getting a new car, would you only consider cars from an American company, consider cars by both American and foreign companies, or only consider cars from foreign companies?" Options rotated

.

Only
American
Both Only
Foreign
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/20-22/09

37 50 12 1  

12/12-14/08

30 52 15 3  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Dec. 9-10, 2008. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How would you rate the overall quality of cars and trucks made by U.S. auto companies? Are they better, worse or the same as foreign cars?"

 

Better Worse Same Unsure

 

% % % %

 

12/9-10/08

20 40 36 5

 


 

CBS News Poll. Aug. 8-12, 2007. N=1,214 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Overall, how would you rate the condition of the system of roads and bridges in the area where you live? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad?"

.

Very Good Fairly Good Fairly Bad Very Bad Unsure
% % % % %

8/8-12/07

13 57 18 10 2

.

"Should federal spending on rebuilding and maintaining roads and bridges be increased, decreased, or kept the same?"

.

Increased Decreased Kept the
Same
Unsure  
% % % %  

8/8-12/07

64 2 30 4  

.

"Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to improve roads, bridges, and public structures?"

.

Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

8/8-12/07

56 40 4    

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Aug. 6-8, 2007. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"Thinking about the condition of various public works in your area today, in general, how would you rate the condition of each of the following: excellent, good, fair, poor, or very poor? How about [see below]?"

.

Excellent Good Fair Poor Very Poor
% % % % %

Water and sewer systems

8/6-8/07

13 48 23 11 2

.

The electrical grid

8/6-8/07

12 48 25 10 2

.

Public school buildings

8/6-8/07

14 43 27 12 2

.

Bridges

8/6-8/07

6 45 28 13 4

.

Roads

8/6-8/07

7 34 32 19 8

.

Mass transportation systems like trains and busses

8/6-8/07

6 31 25 22 7

.

"How confident are you in the condition of the bridges in your state: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

.

Very
Confident
Somewhat
Confident
Not Too
Confident
Not at All
Confident
Unsure
% % % % %

8/6-8/07

29 47 17 5 2

.

"Do you think the recent highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis was most likely an isolated incident, or most likely an indication of a broader problem with the condition of this country's highways and bridges?"

.

Isolated
Incident
Broader
Problem
Unsure    
% % %    

8/6-8/07

42 55 3    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Aug. 6-8, 2007. N=1,029 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How worried are you that a bridge that you drive across regularly might collapse: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?"

.

Very
Worried
Somewhat
Worried
Not Too
Worried
Not Worried
At All
 
% % % %  

8/6-8/07

12 19 32 37  

.

"And how worried are you that a bridge somewhere else in the U.S. might collapse: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?"

.

Very
Worried
Somewhat
Worried
Not Too
Worried
Not Worried
At All
Unsure
% % % % %

8/6-8/07

17 35 25 22 1

.

"As you may know, the federal program to inspect and repair bridges is funded mostly by the federal tax on gasoline. Would you favor or oppose an increase in the federal gasoline tax in order to pay for increased inspection and repair of bridges across the country?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

8/6-8/07

33 65 1    

 

Gallup Poll. July 18-20, 2003. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Just your opinion, who are the more dangerous drivers: teenagers or people over 65 years of age?" Form A (N=498)

.

%
Teenagers 71
People over 65 25
No opinion 4

.

"Just your opinion, who are the more dangerous drivers: teenagers or people over 75 years of age?" Form B (N=505)

.

%
Teenagers 63
People over 75 33
No opinion 4

.

"Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that required those older than 65 to renew their drivers' license and take an in-person eyesight and driving test every few years?" Form A (N=498)

.

Favor Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
7/03 89 11 -

.

"Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that required those older than 75 to renew their drivers' license and take an in-person eyesight and driving test every few years?" Form B (N=505)

.

Favor Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
7/03 91 8 1

.

"Is there an age at which you think a person should no longer be permitted to drive?" If "Yes": "What age?"

.

%
Under 70 years of age 7
71-75 6
76-80 11
81-85 6
86-90 2
No age/None 64
No opinion 4

 

Associated Press Poll. June 20-24, 2003. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Should federal regulations be changed to require sport utility vehicles, or SUVs, to meet the same fuel economy standards as regular passenger cars, or should federal regulations stay unchanged, allowing SUVs to get lower gas mileage than other cars?"

%

.

Should meet same standards 54
Allow SUVs to get lower mileage 33
Require SUVs to get higher mileage (vol.) 2
Don't know 11

.

"Do you think sport utility vehicles are safer or more dangerous for their occupants than other types of cars?"

%
Safer 42
More dangerous 35
No difference (vol.) 12
Don't know 11

.

"On a related topic, do you think sport utility vehicles pose a greater danger to other motorists than other passenger cars, or do you think SUVs pose no greater danger to others on the road?"

%
Pose a greater danger 45
Pose no greater danger 41
No difference (vol.) 6
Don't know 8

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 3-5, 2001. Nationwide.

.

Form A (N=517, MoE 5):
"Thinking for a moment about trucks that are owned and operated by Mexican companies: If Mexican trucks are driven on U.S. highways, would you say these trucks would be safer, less safe, or about as safe as trucks owned and operated by U.S. companies?"

Form B (N=500, MoE 5):
"Thinking about trucks that are owned and operated by Canadian companies: If Canadian trucks are driven on U.S. highways, would you say these trucks would be safer, less safe, or about as safe as trucks owned and operated by U.S. companies?"

.

Mexican
Trucks
Canadian
Trucks
% %
Safer 1 7
Less safe 58 18
About as safe 31 57
No opinion 10 18

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. May 21-23, 1999. N=925 adults nationwide.

.

"Finally, we have some questions about driving. First: Do you drive a car, truck or automobile of any kind, or are you not a driver?"

.

%
Yes, drive 92
No, not a driver 8

.

"Which, if any, of the following types of traffic jams causes you the most trouble: [rotate] those caused by highway construction, those caused by normal rush-hour traffic, or those caused by accidents?"

.

%
Rush-hour traffic 41
Highway construction 38
Accidents 17
None (vol.) 2
Doesn't apply (vol.) 1
No opinion 1

.

"When you get stuck driving in a traffic jam caused by highway construction, how often do you become angry because you feel it could have been avoided by better planning: [rotate] every time, usually, rarely, or never?"

.

%
Every time 10
Usually 24
Rarely 43
Never 21
Doesn't apply (vol.) 1
No opinion 1

.

"Suppose you are traveling on a trip on an interstate highway in an unfamiliar area. If you found yourself in a traffic backup several miles long caused by construction, which of the following would you be most likely to do: [rotate] take the nearest exit and try to find a way around the traffic; stay on the interstate, but feel aggravated as you move slowly through the construction site; or stay on the interstate and not feel aggravated?"

.

%
Try to find a way around 40
Stay and feel aggravated 30
Stay and not feel aggravated 29
No opinion 1


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