Tuesday, March 29, 2016
To reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities, a New Jersey lawmaker has proposed penalizing those who use cell phones without hands-free devices on sidewalks and beside roadways. More than a third of Americans are on board with that idea.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of American Adults favor a law in their community that would ban walkers from texting or talking on a cell phone while attempting to cross a street. Nearly half (48%), however, are opposed to the idea. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 24 and 27, 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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