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Omnibus Survey Household Survey Results Marginal Frequency Distributions August 2000

Omnibus Survey
Household Survey Results
Marginal Frequency Distributions
August 2000

Questionnaire Item Count Percent
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
a. Local public bus, subway or commuter rail
YES  31,727,521  15
NO  175,227,788  85
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,955,308  100
Don't Know  510,997  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
a. Local public bus, subway or commuter rail
1-2 times  11,424,261  36
3-5 times  6,875,723  22
6-10 times  2,524,412  8
more than 10 times  10,903,124  34
Subtotal Valid Responses  31,727,521  100
Appropriate Skip  175,738,784  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
b. Drive alone in a private vehicle (such as a car, sport utility vehicle, pickup truck, van or motorcycle)
YES  183,840,827  89
NO  23,625,478  11
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
b. Drive alone in a private vehicle (such as a car, sport utility vehicle, pickup truck, van or motorcycle)
1-2 times  8,212,154  4
3-5 times  9,350,940  5
6-10 times  9,228,685  5
more than 10 times  157,049,048  85
Subtotal Valid Responses  183,840,827  100
Appropriate Skip  23,625,478  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
c. Travel with others in a private vehicle, carpool or vanpool
YES  107,160,005  52
NO  100,306,300  48
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
c. Travel with others in a private vehicle, carpool or vanpool
1-2 times  12,292,649  11
3-5 times  23,359,221  22
6-10 times  20,372,157  19
more than 10 times  51,135,978  48
Subtotal Valid Responses  107,160,005  100
Appropriate Skip  100,306,300  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
d. City to city bus (e.g., Greyhound or Charter)
YES  8,953,525  4
NO  198,512,780  96
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
d. City to city bus (e.g., Greyhound or Charter)
1-2 times  6,255,845  70
3-5 times  1,775,319  20
6-10 times  316,260  4
more than 10 times  606,101  7
Subtotal Valid Responses  8,953,525  100
Appropriate Skip  198,512,780  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
e. City to city train (e.g., AMTRAK)
YES  5,879,047  3
NO  201,587,258  97
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
e. City to city train (e.g., AMTRAK)
1-2 times  4,174,318  71
3-5 times  1,132,158  19
more than 10 times  572,571  10
Subtotal Valid Responses  5,879,047  100
Appropriate Skip  201,587,258  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
f. Taxi, limousine, or shuttle service
YES  31,264,825  15
NO  176,201,480  85
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
f. Taxi, limousine, or shuttle service
1-2 times  21,143,952  68
3-5 times  4,541,276  15
6-10 times  3,157,621  10
more than 10 times  2,421,975  8
Subtotal Valid Responses  31,264,825  100
Appropriate Skip  176,201,480  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
g. Commercial or private airplane
YES  34,264,986  17
NO  173,201,319  83
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
g. Commercial or private airplane
1-2 times  24,382,560  71
3-5 times  6,497,399  19
6-10 times  1,657,058  5
more than 10 times  1,727,969  5
Subtotal Valid Responses  34,264,986  100
Appropriate Skip  173,201,319  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
h. Commercial boat, ship, or ferry
YES  9,907,670  5
NO  197,558,635  95
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
h. Commercial boat, ship, or ferry
1-2 times  7,841,540  79
3-5 times  1,576,369  16
more than 10 times  489,761  5
Subtotal Valid Responses  9,907,670  100
Appropriate Skip  197,558,635  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
i. Privately owned or rented recreational boat
YES  22,571,197  11
NO  184,895,108  89
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
i. Privately owned or rented recreational boat
1-2 times  13,440,202  60
3-5 times  6,971,128  31
6-10 times  604,360  3
more than 10 times  1,555,507  7
Subtotal Valid Responses  22,571,197  100
Appropriate Skip  184,895,108  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1. During the past 30 days, have you used any of the following types of transportation for either personal or business travel?
j. Bicycle
YES  45,117,449  22
NO  162,348,856  78
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A1a. How many times?
j. Bicycle
1-2 times  13,418,000  30
3-5 times  12,223,875  27
6-10 times  6,528,275  14
more than 10 times  12,947,300  29
Subtotal Valid Responses  45,117,449  100
Appropriate Skip  162,348,856  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M1. In thinking about all your travel in the past 12 months, has your use of public transportation or car pooling increased, decreased, or stayed about the same as compared to five years ago?
INCREASED  51,632,355  25
DECREASED  29,450,406  14
STAYED ABOUT THE SAME  105,242,984  51
DON T USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR CAR POOL  20,324,173  10
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,649,918  100
Don't Know  816,387  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C1. Think about the last time you traveled in a private vehicle. On that occasion did you...
Fasten your seatbelt  182,465,161  88
Leave your seatbelt unfastened  21,151,259  10
DON T REMEMBER IF YOU FASTENED YOUR SEATBELT  1,167,114  1
NEVER RODE IN A PRIVATE VEHICLE  1,756,589  1
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,540,122  100
Don't Know  926,183  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C1a. On this trip, were you riding in the front or back seat of the vehicle?
FRONT SEAT  172,461,522  95
BACK SEAT  10,003,638  5
Subtotal Valid Responses  182,465,161  100
Appropriate Skip  25,001,144  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2. Have you been involved in any accidents during the past 3 months?
YES  10,757,540  5
NO  196,708,765  95
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2a. How many?
10,319,006  96
438,535  4
Subtotal Valid Responses  10,757,540  100
Average (mean)  1.0  .
Appropriate Skip  196,708,765  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2b. In how many of these accidents were you injured?
9,166,089  85
1,591,451  15
Subtotal Valid Responses  10,757,540  100
Average (mean)  0.1  .
Appropriate Skip  196,708,765  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2c. In the most recent accident, did you require medical treatment from a hospital, clinic, or physician?
YES  1,264,575  79
NO  326,876  21
Subtotal Valid Responses  1,591,451  100
Appropriate Skip  205,874,854  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2d. And what would you estimate as the total cost paid to the hospital, clinic, or physician for the treatment of your injuries?
$0 to $999  152,214  12
$1,000 to $1,999  206,110  16
$2,000 to $4,999  737,687  58
$5,000 to $9,999  107,331  8
$10,000 or more  61,233  5
Subtotal Valid Responses  1,264,575  100
Average (mean)  2858.7  .
Appropriate Skip  206,201,730  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2e. In your most recent accident was damage done to your personal vehicle?
YES  7,509,029  70
NO  3,248,512  30
Subtotal Valid Responses  10,757,540  100
Appropriate Skip  196,708,765  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A2f. And what would you estimate as the total cost of repair to your personal vehicle?
$0 to $999  2,510,255  33
$1,000 to $1,999  736,467  10
$2,000 to $4,999  885,126  12
$5,000 to $9,999  1,995,300  27
$10,000 or more  1,381,880  18
Subtotal Valid Responses  7,509,029  100
Average (mean)  3924.5  .
Appropriate Skip  199,957,276  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A3. How many times in the past 30 days have you purchased an item over the phone or Internet that required delivery?
138,553,091  67
24,636,428  12
19,011,934  9
8,592,880  4
3,383,938  2
5 or more  13,288,034  6
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Average (mean)  1.2  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A4. In thinking about the most recent item you purchased that required delivery, how long did you expect delivery of that item to take (days)?
1 day  2,352,585  3
2 days  4,708,413  7
3 to 5 days  20,194,159  30
6 to 10 days  20,139,743  29
11 or more days  20,967,463  31
Subtotal Valid Responses  68,362,363  100
Average (mean)  11.5  .
Appropriate Skip  139,103,942  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
A5. How long did the delivery of the item actually take (days)?
1 day  2,374,140  4
2 days  7,640,399  12
3 to 5 days  24,709,302  40
6 to 10 days  13,286,128  22
11 or more days  13,246,599  22
Subtotal Valid Responses  61,256,567  100
Average (mean)  8.6  .
Not Received Yet  6,869,312  .
Appropriate Skip  139,340,426  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B1. Please rate your level of concern with the following transportation issues on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being of No Concern and 5 being of Great Concern to you. Please consider your experience using all means of transportation.
a. Accidents
Concern Level 1  23,716,103  11
Concern Level 2  13,321,346  6
Concern Level 3  26,742,030  13
Concern Level 4  20,945,508  10
Concern Level 5  122,741,318  59
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305 .
 
b. The availability of transportation safety information
Concern Level 1  45,764,691  22
Concern Level 2  27,799,943  13
Concern Level 3  46,033,774  22
Concern Level 4  25,065,473  12
Concern Level 5  61,703,509  30
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,367,391  100
Don't Know  1,098,914  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
c. Delays when traveling
Concern Level 1  31,225,964  15
Concern Level 2  16,701,994  8
Concern Level 3  44,071,181  21
Concern Level 4  35,473,996  17
Concern Level 5  78,023,015  38
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,496,150  100
Don't Know  1,970,155  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
d. Ease of use of the transportation system
Concern Level 1  44,763,307  22
Concern Level 2  16,623,085  8
Concern Level 3  36,556,224  18
Concern Level 4  40,229,416  20
Concern Level 5  64,090,590  32
Subtotal Valid Responses  202,262,622  100
Don't Know  4,764,738  .
Refused  438,945  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
e. Air pollution from transportation sources
Concern Level 1  28,439,391  14
Concern Level 2  16,699,125  8
Concern Level 3  39,391,837  19
Concern Level 4  38,284,790  19
Concern Level 5  83,108,160  40
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,923,301  100
Don't Know  1,543,004  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
f. Noise from transportation sources
Concern Level 1  48,648,622  24
Concern Level 2  26,914,827  13
Concern Level 3  44,131,979  21
Concern Level 4  27,732,367  13
Concern Level 5  58,851,880  29
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,279,675  100
Don't Know  1,186,630  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
g. Your personal costs of transportation
Concern Level 1  20,093,167 10
Concern Level 2  12,374,144  6
Concern Level 3  33,613,461  16
Concern Level 4  36,942,425  18
Concern Level 5  103,688,630  50
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,711,828  100
Don't Know  669,164  .
Refused  85,313  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
h. Acts of terrorism affecting the transportation system
Concern Level 1  53,176,938  26
Concern Level 2  22,871,287  11
Concern Level 3  30,854,819  15
Concern Level 4  21,498,393 10
Concern Level 5  77,971,285  38
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,372,721  100
Don't Know  1,093,584  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
i. Transportation related crime
Concern Level 1  33,650,087  16
Concern Level 2  23,335,037  11
Concern Level 3  37,952,243  18
Concern Level 4  28,184,354  14
Concern Level 5  83,639,890  40
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,761,610  100
Don't Know  704,695  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
j. The accessibility of transportation services for people with disabilities
Concern Level 1  21,261,748  10
Concern Level 2  17,265,841  8
Concern Level 3  39,831,944  19
Concern Level 4  36,229,821  18
Concern Level 5  91,484,279  44
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,073,634  100
Don't Know  1,392,671  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B2. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following transportation issues on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is Very Dissatisfied and 5 is Very Satisfied. Please consider your experience using all means of transportation.
a. Your level of safety from accidents
Satisfaction Level 1  16,730,185  8
Satisfaction Level 2  12,431,174  6
Satisfaction Level 3  53,221,411  26
Satisfaction Level 4  45,172,466  22
Satisfaction Level 5  78,599,586  38
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,154,822  100
Don't Know  1,226,169  .
Refused  85,313  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
b. The availability of transportation safety information
Satisfaction Level 1  22,529,849  11
Satisfaction Level 2  20,970,041  10
Satisfaction Level 3  69,128,595  34
Satisfaction Level 4  38,305,818  19
Satisfaction Level 5  52,362,010  26
Subtotal Valid Responses  203,296,313  100
Don't Know  3,816,361  .
Refused  353,632  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
c. Your ability to travel from one place to another with minimal delay
Satisfaction Level 1  27,239,765  13
Satisfaction Level 2  21,375,797  10
Satisfaction Level 3  47,197,714  23
Satisfaction Level 4  46,114,244  22
Satisfaction Level 5  64,736,198  31
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,663,719  100
Don't Know  802,586  .
Total  207,466,305 .
 
d. Ease of use of the transportation system
Satisfaction Level 1  25,251,235  12
Satisfaction Level 2  19,714,431  10
Satisfaction Level 3  55,721,896  27
Satisfaction Level 4  45,926,228  23
Satisfaction Level 5  56,128,729  28
Subtotal Valid Responses  202,742,518  100
Don't Know  4,043,335  .
Refused  680,452  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
e. The level of air pollution from transportation sources
Satisfaction Level 1  32,897,553  16
Satisfaction Level 2  32,907,073  16
Satisfaction Level 3  66,123,383  32
Satisfaction Level 4  34,071,789  17
Satisfaction Level 5  39,418,314  19
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,418,112  100
Don't Know  2,048,193  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
f. The level of noise from transportation sources
Satisfaction Level 1  34,595,896  17
Satisfaction Level 2  27,703,596  13
Satisfaction Level 3  70,644,461  34
Satisfaction Level 4  35,671,755  17
Satisfaction Level 5  37,359,839  18
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,975,546  100
Don't Know  1,249,253  .
Refused  241,506  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
g. How much you spend on transportation
Satisfaction Level 1  47,619,362  23
Satisfaction Level 2  25,315,716  12
Satisfaction Level 3  53,815,242  26
Satisfaction Level 4  32,614,877  16
Satisfaction Level 5  46,349,027  23
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,714,223  100
Don't Know  1,580,963  .
Refused  171,119  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
h. How secure the transportation system is from acts of terrorism
Satisfaction Level 1  26,351,960  13
Satisfaction Level 2  20,271,671  10
Satisfaction Level 3  51,908,535  26
Satisfaction Level 4  50,681,611  25
Satisfaction Level 5  51,811,749  26
Subtotal Valid Responses  201,025,526  100
Don't Know  6,199,272  .
Refused  241,506  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
i. How safe you feel from crime when traveling
Satisfaction Level 1  16,508,551  8
Satisfaction Level 2  22,735,374  11
Satisfaction Level 3  58,742,022  28
Satisfaction Level 4  57,826,571  28
Satisfaction Level 5  51,058,598  25
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,871,116  100
Don't Know  595,189  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
j. The accessibility of transportation services for people with disabilities
Satisfaction Level 1  20,399,622  10
Satisfaction Level 2  22,055,944  11
Satisfaction Level 3  66,512,879  33
Satisfaction Level 4  46,191,063  23
Satisfaction Level 5  45,284,028  23
Subtotal Valid Responses  200,443,537  100
Don't Know  6,539,418  .
Refused  483,350  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B3. Do you currently have a disability or health problem that makes it difficult for you to travel outside the home?
YES  21,145,430  10
NO  186,011,560  90
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,156,991  100
Refused  309,314  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M2. Please indicate if you have difficulties traveling by any of the following means because of your disability or health problem (CODE ALL THAT APPLY):
By car as a driver
YES  9,579,392  5
NO  197,886,913  95
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
By car as a passenger
YES  5,685,297  3
NO  201,781,008  97
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
By public transportation
YES  9,418,204  5
NO  198,048,101  95
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
By bicycle
YES  8,813,981  4
NO  198,652,324  96
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
As a pedestrian
YES  7,941,882  4
NO  199,524,423  96
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
By airplane
YES  7,270,705  4
NO  200,195,600  96
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Other than listed
YES  3,498,891  2
NO  203,967,414  98
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Appropriate Skip
YES  186,320,875  90
NO  21,145,430  10
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Refuse
NO  207,466,305  100
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Don't Know
YES  162,575  0
NO  207,303,730  100
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
a. Driving or riding on the nation's highways
Safety Level 1  16,724,278  8
Safety Level 2  21,360,492  10
Safety Level 3  76,530,546  37
Safety Level 4  48,434,659  23
Safety Level 5  43,596,881  21
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,646,855  100
Don't Know  819,450  .
Total  207,466,305 .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
b. Traveling on a city to city train
Safety Level 1  23,277,070  14
Safety Level 2  13,530,834  8
Safety Level 3  45,105,053  28
Safety Level 4  39,955,291  25
Safety Level 5  39,729,955  25
Subtotal Valid Responses  161,598,203  100
Don't Know  44,682,557  .
Refused  1,185,545  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
c. Traveling on a commuter train or subway
Safety Level 1  24,834,670  15
Safety Level 2  21,490,806  13
Safety Level 3  55,736,331 34
Safety Level 4  30,885,272  19
Safety Level 5  30,418,462  19
Subtotal Valid Responses  163,365,541  100
Don't Know  43,324,582  .
Refused  776,181  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
d. Flying on a commercial airplane
Safety Level 1  25,519,195  13
Safety Level 2  16,867,767  9
Safety Level 3  45,861,185  23
Safety Level 4  52,298,646  27
Safety Level 5  56,002,502  28
Subtotal Valid Responses  196,549,295  100
Don't Know  10,917,010  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
e. Riding on a city to city or charter bus
Safety Level 1  16,218,654  9
Safety Level 2  12,835,991  7
Safety Level 3  58,519,378  33
Safety Level 4  46,149,538  26
Safety Level 5  46,115,213  26
Subtotal Valid Responses  179,838,774  100
Don't Know  26,329,834  .
Refused  1,297,697  .
Total  207,466,305 .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
f. Riding on a local bus or paratransit vehicle
Safety Level 1  14,334,279  8
Safety Level 2  14,152,192  8
Safety Level 3  57,637,922  32
Safety Level 4  50,518,324  28
Safety Level 5  45,766,842  25
Subtotal Valid Responses  182,409,559  100
Don't Know  23,841,619  .
Refused  1,215,127  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
g. Traveling on a privately owned or rented recreational boat
Safety Level 1  20,608,643  11
Safety Level 2  15,382,947  8
Safety Level 3  56,353,728  31
Safety Level 4  43,070,870  23
Safety Level 5  48,009,219  26
Subtotal Valid Responses  183,425,407  100
Don't Know  23,516,341  .
Refused  524,558  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
h. Traveling on a commercial boat, ship, or ferry
Safety Level 1  17,228,947  10
Safety Level 2  10,312,233  6
Safety Level 3  42,834,649  24
Safety Level 4  53,304,346  29
Safety Level 5  57,107,223  32
Subtotal Valid Responses  180,787,398  100
Don't Know  26,239,663  .
Refused  439,244  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
i. Riding a bicycle in or near traffic
Safety Level 1  58,833,279  30
Safety Level 2  54,271,659  28
Safety Level 3  45,948,958  24
Safety Level 4  16,215,251  8
Safety Level 5  19,642,166  10
Subtotal Valid Responses  194,911,313  100
Don't Know  11,885,586  .
Refused  669,406  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C2. For the following means of travel, rank the level of your own safety from accidents on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates you feel Very Unsafe and 5 indicates you feel Very Safe.
j. As a pedestrian in or near traffic
Safety Level 1  46,983,810  23
Safety Level 2  41,504,809  20
Safety Level 3  55,423,871  27
Safety Level 4  33,352,980  16
Safety Level 5  28,228,755  14
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,494,224  100
Don't Know  1,972,081  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M3. Please tell me if you disagree, agree or feel neutral about the following statements:
a. Most truck drivers on the highways drive safely
DISAGREE  65,820,793  32
NEUTRAL  29,682,994  14
AGREE  111,338,967  54
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,842,754  100
Don't Know  460,151  .
Refused  163,400  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M3. Please tell me if you disagree, agree or feel neutral about the following statements:
b. I feel very concerned about my safety when traveling in an automobile near large trucks
DISAGREE  61,053,293  29
NEUTRAL  34,393,252  17
AGREE  111,819,035  54
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,265,580  100
Don't Know  200,725  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M3. Please tell me if you disagree, agree or feel neutral about the following statements:
c. When I am driving, I make a special effort to avoid driving near large trucks
DISAGREE  68,472,545  33
NEUTRAL  27,003,333  13
AGREE  110,044,099  54
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,519,978  100
Don't Know  1,580,006  .
Refused  366,321  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C3. What is your greatest safety concern when traveling?
ACCIDENTS/CRASHES  60,792,196  30
DRUNK DRIVERS  17,267,907  8
CRIME  1,946,840  1
ROAD RAGE/AGGRESSIVE DRIVING  30,116,132  15
OTHER  95,593,644  46
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,716,719  100
Don't Know  1,749,586  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C4. We are interested in knowing if you find the safety programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation and its agencies valuable. Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates Not at all Valuable and 5 indicates Very Valuable, please indicate your opinion of each of the following safety programs and services.
a. Ensuring the safe take-off and landing of aircraft through the air traffic control system.
Valuable Level 1  9,375,912  5
Valuable Level 2  7,423,534  4
Valuable Level 3  19,310,440  9
Valuable Level 4  23,715,236  12
Valuable Level 5  144,310,168  71
Subtotal Valid Responses  204,135,290  100
Don't Know  3,110,100  .
Refused  220,915  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
C4. We are interested in knowing if you find the safety programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation and its agencies valuable. Using a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 indicates Not at all Valuable and 5 indicates Very Valuable, please indicate your opinion of each of the following safety programs and services.
b. Search and rescue operations to ensure the safety of boaters and mariners in distress.
Valuable Level 1  5,901,427  3
Valuable Level 2  4,402,648  2
Valuable Level 3  22,115,721  11
Valuable Level 4  29,987,256  15
Valuable Level 5  140,586,598  69
Subtotal Valid Responses  202,993,651  100
Don't Know  4,251,740  .
Refused  220,915  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B4. In the past year, have you requested a product or service from (CODE ALL THAT APPLY):
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
YES  5,354,217  3
NO  202,112,088  97
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
YES  4,520,473  2
NO  202,945,832  98
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
YES  2,753,700  1
NO  204,712,605  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
YES  1,313,734  1
NO  206,152,571  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
YES  1,470,380  1
NO  205,995,925  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
YES  845,801  0
NO  206,620,504  100
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
YES  1,271,506  1
NO  206,194,799  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
YES  2,430,678  1
NO  205,035,627  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)
YES  2,363,306  1
NO  205,102,999  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
YES  4,708,109  2
NO  202,758,196  98
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
YES  547,700  0
NO  206,918,605  100
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Office of the Secretary (OST)
YES  2,639,847  1
NO  204,826,458  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Appropriate Skip
YES  186,312,568  90
NO  21,153,737  10
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Refuse
YES  2,192,092  1
NO  205,274,213  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Don't Know
YES  267,714  0
NO  207,198,591  100
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B4a. Which agency did you contact most recently?
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  5,207,225  25
U.S. Coast Guard  4,149,406  20
Federal Aviation Administration  2,259,700  11
Maritime Administration  701,933  3
Federal Highway Administration  652,104  3
Federal Railroad Administration  761,741  4
Federal Transit Administration  639,746  3
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  1,914,694  9
Research and Special Program Administration  718,854  3
Bureau of Transportation Statistics  2,468,463  12
Office of the Secretary  1,679,870  8
Subtotal Valid Responses  21,153,737  100
Appropriate Skip  186,312,568  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B5. In thinking about your most recent request, how did you contact the agency?
TELEPHONE  10,090,478  48
INTERNET/WORLD WIDE WEB  3,503,541  17
(REGULAR) MAIL  2,011,065  10
IN PERSON  2,705,519  13
OTHER  2,712,350  13
Subtotal Valid Responses  21,022,952  100
Don't Know  130,785  .
Appropriate Skip  186,312,568  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
B6. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Very Dissatisfied and 5 being Very Satisfied, please rate your overall satisfaction with the level of service you received.
Satisfaction Level 1  2,481,708  12
Satisfaction Level 2  1,594,845  8
Satisfaction Level 3  3,060,181  15
Satisfaction Level 4  2,987,862  14
Satisfaction Level 5  10,518,144  51
Subtotal Valid Responses  20,642,740  100
Don't Know  510,997  .
Appropriate Skip  186,312,568  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M4. In the past 8 weeks, have you seen or heard of any special effort by local police to reduce the incidence of drinking and driving in your community?
YES  107,939,082  52
NO  99,441,910  48
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,380,992  100
Don't Know  85,313  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M5. In the past 8 weeks, have you seen or heard any public service messages that warn about the dangers of drinking and driving?
YES  175,795,963  85
NO  31,131,061  15
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,927,023  100
Don't Know  539,282  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M6. The federal government has developed an indicator of vehicle performance in front and side crashes called the "star" rating. Have you used the star ratings in either the consideration of, or the purchase decision for, a new vehicle in the past year?
YES  31,359,620  15
NO  175,555,825  85
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,915,445  100
Don't Know  241,546  .
Refused  309,314  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M7. If a federal government rating were available regarding the likelihood of rollover for different motor vehicles, would you use such a rating in making any future vehicle purchase decisions?
YES  163,329,742  79
NO  42,895,645  21
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,225,386  100
Don't Know  1,240,919  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M8. If a federal government rating were available regarding the braking performance of different motor vehicles, would you use such a rating in making any future vehicle purchase decisions?
YES  171,070,904  83
NO  34,493,050  17
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,563,954  100
Don't Know  1,902,351  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M9. In addition to the existing star ratings developed for front and side crashes, if an overall safety rating were developed for motor vehicles would you use such a rating in making any future vehicle purchase decisions?
YES  180,383,916  87
NO  25,799,105  13
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,183,021  100
Don't Know  1,283,284  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M10. What should a motorist do when approaching a railroad crossing that has no gates or lights?
Proceed through the crossing  2,143,902  1
Approach the crossing, look to see if a train is a  55,706,143  27
Stop and look for the train, then proceed if it is  143,651,741  69
Slow down because of a bumpy crossing  5,298,871  3
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,800,657  100
Don't Know  665,648  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M11. When is it considered trespassing if you are on railroad tracks other than at a posted crossing?
Never  27,870,587  14
Always  115,278,318  59
Only when "No Trespassing" signs are posted  52,252,652  27
Subtotal Valid Responses  195,401,557  100
Don't Know  11,890,713  .
Refused  174,036  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M13. Have you received information regarding how to safely cross railroad crossings from any of the following sources? (CODE ALL THAT APPLY)
During driver safety class
YES  74,524,708  36
NO  132,941,597  64
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
In written materials received in the mail
YES  9,703,334  5
NO  197,762,971  95
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Informally from family and friends
YES  36,611,607  18
NO  170,854,698  82
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
From public service announcements or safety campaigns (television, radio, or magazine ads)
YES  73,796,151  36
NO  133,670,154  64
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Appropriate Skip
YES  67,986,566  33
NO  139,479,739  67
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Refuse
YES  987,023  0
NO  206,479,282  100
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Don't Know
YES  1,921,126  1
NO  205,545,179  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
a. Motor oil
NEVER ALLOWED  142,320,523  76
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  29,371,260  16
ALWAYS ALLOWED  15,827,362  8
Subtotal Valid Responses  187,519,145  100
Don't Know  19,514,078  .
Refused  433,082  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
b. Gas-powered stoves or tools
NEVER ALLOWED  165,863,135  83
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  27,220,270  14
ALWAYS ALLOWED  6,499,883  3
Subtotal Valid Responses  199,583,289  100
Don't Know  7,803,567  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
c. Pepper spray
NEVER ALLOWED  122,031,321  63
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  46,947,859  24
ALWAYS ALLOWED  25,630,603  13
Subtotal Valid Responses  194,609,783  100
Don't Know  12,423,440  .
Refused  433,082  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
d. Flares and fireworks
NEVER ALLOWED  190,230,178  93
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  10,527,587  5
ALWAYS ALLOWED  3,232,753  2
Subtotal Valid Responses  203,990,518  100
Don't Know  3,396,337  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
e. Loaded pistols
NEVER ALLOWED  184,677,154  90
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  19,140,984  9
ALWAYS ALLOWED  2,331,600  1
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,149,738  100
Don't Know  1,237,117  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
f. Batteries
NEVER ALLOWED  52,431,063  27
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  63,681,332  33
ALWAYS ALLOWED  78,659,216  40
Subtotal Valid Responses  194,771,611  100
Don't Know  12,615,244  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
g. Magnets
NEVER ALLOWED  69,787,251  38
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  56,838,082  31
ALWAYS ALLOWED  58,077,313  31
Subtotal Valid Responses  184,702,646  100
Don't Know  22,610,958  .
Refused  152,700  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
h. Aerosol hair spray
NEVER ALLOWED  54,325,767  28
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  46,391,237  24
ALWAYS ALLOWED  96,270,632  49
Subtotal Valid Responses  196,987,636  100
Don't Know  10,399,219  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
i. Personal use oxygen generators
NEVER ALLOWED  30,893,280  16
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  97,523,833  51
ALWAYS ALLOWED  63,538,998  33
Subtotal Valid Responses  191,956,111  100
Don't Know  15,430,744  .
Refused  79,450 .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M14. Please tell me which of the following items are never allowed, allowed with some restrictions, or always allowed in carry-on or checked luggage on commercial airlines?
j. Cigarette lighters
NEVER ALLOWED  63,077,156  32
ALLOWED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS  38,724,230  19
ALWAYS ALLOWED  97,854,113  49
Subtotal Valid Responses  199,655,499  100
Don't Know  7,731,356  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M15. We would like to know what you think about possible threats to our transportation system, not including air travel. Please tell me whether you disagree, agree or feel neutral about the following statements:
a. The US is vulnerable to terrorism that threatens the safety of its transportation system
DISAGREE  30,005,829  15
NEUTRAL  41,830,661  20
AGREE  132,674,699  65
Subtotal Valid Responses  204,511,188  100
Don't Know  2,875,667  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M15. We would like to know what you think about possible threats to our transportation system, not including air travel. Please tell me whether you disagree, agree or feel neutral about the following statements:
b. To date I have not been concerned about terrorist acts threatening my own personal safety while traveling
DISAGREE  60,208,266  29
NEUTRAL  27,823,606  13
AGREE  118,476,487  57
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,508,359  100
Don't Know  878,496  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M15. We would like to know what you think about possible threats to our transportation system, not including air travel. Please tell me whether you disagree, agree or feel neutral about the following statements:
c. I would support airport-type security measures at bus and rail stations to address the threat of terrorist acts
DISAGREE  24,142,462  12
NEUTRAL  19,257,250  9
AGREE  162,922,463  79
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,322,175  100
Don't Know  1,064,680  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M16. Do you own or use a cell phone?
YES 100,292,845  48
NO  106,842,704  52
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,135,549  100
Don't Know  251,306  .
Refused  79,450  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M17. Think about how you use your cell phone while driving, and indicate how frequently you do each of the following:
a. Use in a hands-free mode
never  72,065,608  72
rarely  7,645,607  8
sometimes  11,261,899  11
often  8,833,314  9
Subtotal Valid Responses  99,806,427  100
Don't Know  486,418  .
Appropriate Skip  107,173,460  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M17. Think about how you use your cell phone while driving, and indicate how frequently you do each of the following:
b. Use in a hand-held mode
never  28,817,864  29
rarely  15,315,087  15
sometimes  21,492,990  22
often  33,945,230  34
Subtotal Valid Responses  99,571,170  100
Don't Know  721,675  .
Appropriate Skip  107,173,460  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M17. Think about how you use your cell phone while driving, and indicate how frequently you do each of the following:
c. Initiate or place a call while driving
never  40,240,258  40
rarely  20,683,983  21
sometimes  25,855,820  26
often  12,791,110  13
Subtotal Valid Responses  99,571,170  100
Don't Know  721,675  .
Appropriate Skip  107,173,460  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M17. Think about how you use your cell phone while driving, and indicate how frequently you do each of the following:
d. Receive a call while driving
never  34,337,961  34
rarely  21,079,452  21
sometimes  30,267,689  30
often  13,886,069  14
Subtotal Valid Responses  99,571,170  100
Don't Know  721,675  .
Appropriate Skip  107,173,460  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M18. While you are driving a vehicle, where do you usually leave your cell phone?
On the floor  2,964,105  3
On an adjacent seat  26,241,526  26
In its cradle  11,780,689  12
In your pocket  5,890,916  6
In a briefcase or purse  17,007,576  17
In the vehicle s glove box, side door, or arm rest  22,509,760  23
In another location  12,704,057  13
Subtotal Valid Responses  99,098,629  100
Don't Know  1,042,003  .
Refused  152,214  .
Appropriate Skip  107,173,460  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
M19. Please indicate whether you have either observed or experienced a close call or a crash resulting from another driver using a cell phone or from your personal use of a cell phone while driving. (CODE ALL THAT APPLY)
I have observed a close call that I think was a result of cell phone use
YES  85,547,008  41
NO  121,919,297  59
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
I have observed a crash that I think was a result of cell phone use
YES  28,270,358  14
NO  179,195,947  86
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
I have personally experienced a close call while using a cell phone
YES  20,146,527  10
NO  187,319,778  90
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
I have personally experienced a crash while using a cell phone
YES  3,000,362  1
NO  204,465,943  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Appropriate Skip
YES  95,969,697  46
NO  111,496,608  54
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Refuse
YES  2,461,937  1
NO  205,004,368  99
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
Don't Know
YES  3,332,425  2
NO  204,133,880  98
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D1. How many licensed vehicles are owned, leased, or available for regular use by members of your household?
10,386,021  5
68,323,616  33
75,497,625  36
33,482,889  16
12,207,978  6
5 or more  7,568,176  4
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,466,305  100
Average (mean)  2.0  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D2. Are you a licensed commercial transportation operator?
YES  26,342,528  13
NO  180,506,476  87
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,849,004  100
Don't Know  251,306  .
Refused  365,995  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D3. Do you own or operate a business from your home?
YES  20,408,491  10
NO  186,440,513  90
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,849,004  100
Don't Know  251,306  .
Refused  365,995  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D4. Please stop me when I reach the category that best describes your age.
Less than 18  1,215,732  1
18 - 24  32,057,135  15
25 - 34  36,224,632  18
35 - 44  43,971,391  21
45 - 54  36,808,478  18
55 - 64  23,673,882  11
65 or older  32,942,407  16
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,893,658  100
Don't Know  302,176  .
Refused  270,471  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D5. Are you male or female?
MALE  99,172,340  48
FEMALE  108,042,658  52
Subtotal Valid Responses  207,214,999  100
Don't Know  251,306  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D6. What is the last grade of school you completed?
LESS THAN HIGH SCHOOL  18,804,164 9
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE/GED  91,117,085  44
SOME COLLEGE  38,546,544  19
COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATE (AA: ASSOCIATE OF ARTS  11,338,360  5
COLLEGE GRADUATE (BA OR BS: BACHELOR OF ARTS OR SC  30,275,000  15
POST-GRADUATE DEGREE (MASTERS, PH.D., LAWYER, MEDI  13,834,538  7
TECHNICAL SCHOOL/PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL  2,745,703  1
Subtotal Valid Responses  206,661,393  100
Don't Know  443,744  .
Refused  361,168  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D7. Are you of Hispanic origin?
YES  12,703,748  6
NO  192,698,266  94
Subtotal Valid Responses  205,402,014  100
Don't Know  602,881  .
Refused  1,461,410  .
Total  207,466,305  .
 
D8. What is your race? (CODE ALL THAT APPLY)
White  167,761,534  82
Black  25,609,485  13
Indian  3,363,816  2
Asian  4,117,338  2
Pacific Islander  3,194,047  2
Subtotal  204,046,219  100
Don't Know  3,102,677  .
Refused  2,724,167  .
Total 209,873,063 .