Sunday, January 30, 2011
Americans are having a little more fun behind the wheel these days.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of Adults now view driving a car as something they really enjoy as opposed to just something they have to do to get from one place to another. That's up from 39% in a survey a year ago.
Most Americans (51%) still regard driving primarily as a way to get from Point A to Point B, but that's down five points from 56% in January of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Most men (53%) enjoy driving. For most women (59%), it's chiefly a way to get somewhere. Adults under 30 enjoy driving more than their elders.
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 2011 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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