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Attitudes Towards Electric Vehicles

A simple survey to gain some information about how people view electric cars for research I am doing for graduate school.

Which type of area best describes where you live?

15% (5) Rural
71% (23) Suburban
12% (4) Urban

32 voters have answered this question.

What type of area best describes where you travel to for work or school?

9% (3) Rural
50% (16) Suburban
40% (13) Urban

32 voters have answered this question.

How many vehicles does your household own or lease?

3% (1) None
28% (9) One
40% (13) Two
6% (2) Three
21% (7) More than three

32 voters have answered this question.

About how many miles would you estimate you drive each year?

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32 voters have answered this question.

About how many miles are round trips you take?

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32 voters have answered this question.

About how many trips per week do you make?

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32 voters have answered this question.

How do you most often park your vehicle overnight?

6% (2) I do not own or lease a vehicle
12% (4) On street parking
3% (1) Public parking garage or parking lot
12% (4) Parking garage or parking lot with an assigned space
65% (21) Home driveway or garage

32 voters have answered this question.

How do you travel to work or school?

84% (27) Car (including carpooling, excluding taxis)
9% (3) Public transit (includes trains, subways, buses, taxis)
6% (2) Both car and public transit
0% (0) Neither car nor public transit

32 voters have answered this question.

How often do you use your car?

6% (2) I do not own or lease a car
53% (17) Every day
25% (8) Nearly every day (4-6 days per week)
12% (4) Two to three times per week
3% (1) Once a week
0% (0) Less frequently than once a week

32 voters have answered this question.

Are you willing to buy or lease a new car if your budget allowed it?

68% (22) Yes
31% (10) No

32 voters have answered this question.

What type of vehicle do you currently drive?

3% (1) I do not currently drive any vehicle
12% (4) Coupe
3% (1) Sub-compact sedan
21% (7) Compact sedan
25% (8) Mid-sized sedan
12% (4) Full-sized sedan
15% (5) Station wagon
3% (1) Crossover or compact sport utility vehicle (SUV)
6% (2) Mid or full sized sport utility vehicle (SUV)
18% (6) Pickup truck
3% (1) Minivan
3% (1) Full-sized van

32 voters have answered this question.

How important is the appearance of your car to you?

15% (5) Very important
21% (7) Important
31% (10) Slightly important
21% (7) Neither important nor unimportant
3% (1) Slightly unimportant
3% (1) Unimportant
3% (1) Completely unimportant

32 voters have answered this question.

How important are the technological features of a car to you?

12% (4) Very important
25% (8) Important
31% (10) Slightly Important
12% (4) Neither important nor unimportant
12% (4) Slightly unimportant
3% (1) Unimportant
3% (1) Not at all important

32 voters have answered this question.

How important is the performance of a car to you?

25% (8) Very Important
40% (13) Important
21% (7) Slightly important
3% (1) Neither important nor unimportant
6% (2) Slightly unimportant
3% (1) Unimportant
0% (0) Completely unimportant

32 voters have answered this question.

How important is reliability/ease of maintenance of a car to you?

68% (22) Very important
18% (6) important
9% (3) slightly important
3% (1) neither important nor unimportant
0% (0) slightly unimportant
0% (0) unimportant
0% (0) not at all important

32 voters have answered this question.

How important is being environmentally friendly to you?

18% (6) Very important
12% (4) important
25% (8) slightly important
15% (5) neither important nor unimportant
3% (1) slightly unimportant
9% (3) unimportant
15% (5) completely unimportant

32 voters have answered this question.

Do you use personal driveway or garage parking more than 10 days a month?

84% (27) Yes
15% (5) No

32 voters have answered this question.

Do you use on-street parking overnight more than 10 days a month?

18% (6) Yes
81% (26) No

32 voters have answered this question.

I will pay more upfront to save on gas and maintenance in the long run.

22% (7) strongly agree
29% (9) agree
16% (5) slightly agree
12% (4) slightly disagree
9% (3) disagree
9% (3) strongly disagree

31 voters have answered this question.

I will pay more to have the newest technology in my car.

6% (2) strongly agree
18% (6) agree
25% (8) slightly agree
28% (9) neither agree nor disagree
3% (1) slightly disagree
12% (4) disagree
6% (2) strongly disagree

32 voters have answered this question.

If all other factors (range, price, performance, appearance, features) were equal, would you be open to buying or leasing any form of electric car?

46% (15) Yes
31% (10) No
21% (7) Unsure at this time

32 voters have answered this question.

I do not think it would be worth it to pay more upfront for an electric vehicle than a gasoline car.

25% (8) Strongly agree
12% (4) agree
12% (4) slightly agree
19% (6) neither agree nor disagree
3% (1) slightly disagree
9% (3) disagree
16% (5) strongly disagree

31 voters have answered this question.

I am willing to make significant sacrifices (higher price or not having exact features I want) in order for a car to be green.

3% (1) strongly agree
6% (2) agree
15% (5) slightly agree
18% (6) neither agree nor disagree
0% (0) slightly disagree
21% (7) disagree
34% (11) strongly disagree

32 voters have answered this question.

If I bought or leased an electric car, it would be difficult for me to find a place to charge my car.

41% (13) Agree
29% (9) Disagree
29% (9) I would not buy an electric car

31 voters have answered this question.

I will pay more for an assigned parking spot if it meant I could get an electric vehicle.

21% (7) agree
37% (12) disagree
40% (13) I would not buy an electric vehicle.

32 voters have answered this question.

I feel I would need chargers installed at my place of work or school in order to buy an electric car.

18% (6) strongly agree
28% (9) agree
9% (3) slightly agree
6% (2) neither agree nor disagree
0% (0) slightly disagree
9% (3) disagree
0% (0) strongly disagree
28% (9) I would not buy an electric car

32 voters have answered this question.

I do not think the increase in my electrical bill would be worth the cost saved paying for gas.

25% (8) strongly agree
9% (3) agree
0% (0) slightly agree
31% (10) unsure
0% (0) slightly disagree
12% (4) disagree
21% (7) strongly disagree

32 voters have answered this question.

I would be concerned I would not be able to complete a full day’s driving before needing to charge an electric car.

43% (14) strongly agree
15% (5) agree
15% (5) slightly agree
0% (0) unsure
6% (2) slightly disagree
12% (4) disagree
6% (2) strongly disagree

32 voters have answered this question.

I feel there would need to be a strong network of publicly available charging stations before I would consider buying an electric car.

28% (9) strongly agree
15% (5) agree
18% (6) slightly agree
9% (3) slightly disagree
3% (1) disagree
0% (0) strongly disagree
25% (8) I would not consider buying an electric car

32 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2012-02-18 21:07:29 by Grad Student
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