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92% Are Confident That Their Airbags Will Work in A Car Accident

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The National Highway Traffic Administration issued an alert this week that anyone driving a car without its original airbags could have a counterfeit airbag, which is a safety hazard. Still, most adults are confident that their air bags will work in the event of a car accident.

Ninety percent (90%) of American Adults own a vehicle that has airbags, and a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 92% of those adults are at least somewhat confident that their airbags will deploy if they have an accident, including 52% who are Very Confident. Just four percent (4%) are not confident that their airbags will work, with a mere one percent (1%) who is Not At All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 10-11, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 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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