More Americans Considering Electric Cars
The promotion of electric cars as a solution to climate change appears to be making Americans more willing to think about buying such vehicles.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults say it is likely their next automobile purchase will be an electric car, including 19% who say it’s Very Likely. As recently as September 2021, only 28% said it was likely their next car would be an electric vehicle, while 63% said it was unlikely. Fifty-four percent (54%) still aren’t likely to make an electric vehicle their next automobile purchase, including 32% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,041 American Adults was conducted on April 12-13 and 16, 2023 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.
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