Table 2 Questions used in this report - October 2003

Table 2
Questions used in this report - October 2003

Excel | CSV

  Results Margin of Error (+/-) Population Estimates (millions) Sample Size
Last month, did you work for pay or profit?        
Yes 61% 1.71 127.3 2,444
No 39% 1.71 81.4 1,632
  100%   208.7 4,076
Last month, did you commute, that is, travel routinely from home to work?        
Yes 92% 1.19 117.2 2,231
No 8% 1.19 10.1 212
  100%   127.3 2,443
The remaining questions were only asked of commuters.        
Altogether, about how many days did you commute to work last month?        
1-7 days 4% 0.97 4.3 75
8-14 days 7% 1.16 7.8 151
15-21 days 53% 2.39 62.3 1,218
22-28 days 31% 2.22 35.8 663
29-31 days 6% 1.15 6.6 118
  100%   116.8 2,225
Average number of days commuting 20.3 days .26 days 116.8 2,225
This question was first asked in June 2003. Figures represent averages for data from June and August 2003.

On a typical day last month, to get to work did you
       
Drive or ride in a personal vehicle, not a company car 81% 2.65 47.9 917
Drive or ride in a carpool or vanpool 2% 1.14 1.3 18
Use public transit 3% 1.19 2.0 41
Drive or ride in a company car 4% 1.30 2.6 51
Use a combination of modes 7% 1.68 3.9 71
Walked, biked, or used some other mode 2% 1.07 1.7 20
  100%   59.4 1,118
         
This question was first asked in June 2003. Figures represent averages for data from June and August 2003.

Did you drive alone or were there other commuters in your car? (Asked of those who used a personal car or company car only)
       
Alone 86% 2.59 43.4 845
Other commuters 11% 2.40 5.5 91
Other non-commuters 3% 1.13 1.5 32
  100%   50.4 968
Did you work at the same location on most days?        
Yes 91% 1.42 106.5 2,031
No 9% 1.42 10.7 200
  100%   117.2 2,231
On a typical day last month, how much time did a one-way door-to-door trip from home to work take?        
1-15 minutes 41% 2.37 46.3 889
16-30 minutes 36% 2.31 40.7 771
31-45 minutes 12% 1.53 14.1 274
46-60 minutes 6% 1.18 7.2 134
More than 60 minutes 5% 1.03 5.2 94
  100%   113.5 2,162
Average commuting time 26.4 min 1.3 min    
On a typical day, how many miles one-way do you travel from home to work?        
1-5 miles 29% 0.00 30.2 578
6-10 miles 22% 0.00 22.3 431
11-15 miles 17% 0.00 17.2 314
16-20 miles 10% 0.00 10.1 205
21-25 miles 7% 0.00 7.0 146
26-30 miles 5% 0.00 5.1 96
31-35 miles 3% 0.00 3.1 60
More than 35 miles 8% 0.00 7.9 148
  100%   102.9 1,978
Average number of miles one way 15.3 miles .8 miles    
Have you ever telecommuted or worked at a telework center or satellite office?        
Telecommuted only 12% 0.00 15.5 351
Telework center or satellite office only 3% 0.00 4.3 74
Have done both 2% 0.00 2.9 60
Have done neither 82% 0.00 104.6 1,959
  100%   127.3 2,444
Are you currently telecommuting or teleworking?        
Telecommuting only 3% 0.00 3.3 81
Teleworking only 1% 0.00 0.8 16
Am currently doing both <0.5%      
Am not doing either 97% 0.00 122.9 2,341
  100%   127.0 2,438

NOTE: Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to independent rounding. Response values for “Don’t know” and “Refused” are not included in the table.

SOURCE: US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Omnibus Household Survey. Data from the February, April, June, and August 2003 surveys have been combined. Data cover activities for the month prior to the survey.