National Survey of
Conducted February 21-22, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about electric cars?
2* Are electric cars today practical for most drivers?
3* Are electric cars as powerful and fast as traditional gas powered cars?
4* If you wanted to purchase a mid-sized car, which car is more expensive: an all-electric car or a traditional gas powered car?
5* Which cars are safer—electric cars or traditional gas powered cars?
6* Suppose it was possible to create an electric car that was safe, fast, and inexpensive. Would auto companies invest the money to make it or would government subsidies be required?
7* If consumers were interested in buying a lot of electric cars, would gas stations and other outlets open charging stations for the cars? Or, would the government have to set up charging stations around the country?
8* Looking ahead a decade, how likely is it that most cars will still run primarily on gasoline?
9* When a replacement for gas powered cars is eventually developed, is it more likely to be developed by private companies hoping to make a profit or by government subsidies and investments?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence