Thursday, July 07, 2016
The death of a passenger in a driverless Tesla car has called the safety of these cutting-edge vehicles into question, with more Americans than ever saying driverless cars will make the roads a more dangerous place.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think the introduction of driverless cars will make the roads less safe. Half as many (25%) believe they will make roads safer, while 10% think driverless cars will have no impact on road safety. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 5, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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