Most Aren’t in the Market for a New Car
About a third of Americans are thinking about getting a new car this year, and many say they are driving less.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of American Adults are at least somewhat likely to buy or lease a car in the next year, slightly down from 38% four years ago, but higher than the 26% where the overall figure hovered in surveys from 2010 to 2015. The new finding includes 16% who are Very Likely to get a new car, compared to 21% four years ago. But most Americans (60%) still have no plans to get a new car, with 39% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 4 and 7, 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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