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Owning Cars v Public Transportation

The mayor of the largest city in our area seems to believe that to convince more people to move to the area he needs to ramp up public transportation because younger generations "don't care about owning cars". I tend to disagree but I thought I'd ask the question to see if my findings agree with the studies they claim to have done.

What age group do you fall into?

13% (3) 18 and under
13% (3) 19 - 22
13% (3) 23 - 25
4% (1) 26 - 30
22% (5) 31 - 40
31% (7) 41 and over

22 voters have answered this question.

What is your household status?

13% (3) Married with children
0% (0) Married without children
0% (0) Living together/domestic partnership with children
18% (4) Living together/domestic partnership without children
0% (0) Single parent
68% (15) Single/no children

22 voters have answered this question.

How do you prefer to get to work?

45% (10) My car
36% (8) Public Transportation (Bus/Train)
13% (3) Would rather drive but take public transportation due to other considerations (expense/traffic)
4% (1) Would rather take public transportation but drive occasionally.

22 voters have answered this question.

If you chose "Public Transportation (Bus/Train)", do you own a car?

35% (5) Yes
64% (9) No

14 voters have answered this question.

If a reliable public transportation system existed, would you give up owning a car?

22% (5) Yes - I would love to not have to own a car.
22% (5) Yes - I already don't own a car and rely on public transportation.
22% (5) No - I would still want my car for independence and emergencies.
0% (0) No - I don't want to take public transportation.
4% (1) No - I can't take public transportation. (i.e. I have a job where I work in the field and don't go to the same place every day or have to carry a lot of tools and/or supplies.)
27% (6) No - You'll get get my steering wheel when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

22 voters have answered this question.

Should people be forced to pay higher taxes to pay for public transportation even if they can't/won't use it?

50% (11) Yes - The needs of the many...
50% (11) No - The people who get the benefit of it should pay for it.

22 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2013-02-20 19:58:56 by Wetgalfan
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