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Following Amtrak Derailment, Most Still Say Mass Transit is Safe

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Even after the tragic Amtrak derailment outside Tacoma, Washington, last week, most Americans believe mass transit is safe, even if they don’t use it often.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults think mass transit services in the United States are at least somewhat safe, including 19% who think it’s Very Safe. That’s down from 79% who said the same in 2015 following the train derailment near Philadelphia, but in line with findings in 2014.

Just 22% don’t think mass transit is safe, with only five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Safe. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 20-21, 2017 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.

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