Most Americans Don’t Want Electric Cars
Despite all the talk about “green” technology as a way to fight climate change, most Americans don’t think electric vehicles are practical now and don’t expect them to replace gasoline-powered cars soon.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 25% of American Adults believe electric cars today are practical for most drivers. Fifty-two percent (52%) think electric cars aren’t practical, while 23% say they’re not sure. That’s not much of an improvement from a 2013 survey that found 19% believed electric cars were practical. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 23 and 26, 2021 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.
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