Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Following several airbag recalls for major automakers, Americans are slightly less trusting of the airbags in their cars.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 91% of American Adults own a vehicle that has safety airbags. Of those, 86% are at least somewhat confident that those airbags will work correctly if they get into a motor vehicle accident, down from 92% four years ago. More significantly, this overall finding now includes just 41% who are Very Confident in their airbags, compared to 52% in 2012.
Still, only 11% are not very or Not At All Confident their airbags will work correctly, although that's up from four percent (4%) in the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 5 & 8, 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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