Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20332
 
1Should driving while sending emails or text messages be legal? Or illegal?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceHow Often Do YouParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RegularlAlmost NRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Legal12%10%14%20%11%8%11%22%15%**26%10%16%11%7%16%8%6%
Illegal82%84%81%72%87%85%87%71%50%**70%85%76%86%90%76%87%92%
Not Sure5%6%5%8%2%7%2%7%36%**5%5%7%3%4%8%5%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%15%84%43%32%24%39%37%16%
 
 
2Should the penalty for texting while driving be the same as the penalty for driving while intoxicated? Be less severe? Or be more severe?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceHow Often Do YouParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RegularlAlmost NRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Same37%33%40%27%34%45%39%23%40%**38%37%35%42%35%41%31%55%
Less Severe46%50%42%52%55%35%44%61%47%**51%45%50%41%46%44%55%23%
More Severe12%12%11%13%7%15%12%13%3%**11%12%11%15%7%10%11%20%
Not Sure6%4%7%8%4%6%5%4%10%**0%7%4%2%12%5%4%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%15%84%43%32%24%39%37%16%
 
 
3How often do send emails or text messages while driving?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceHow Often Do YouParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RegularlAlmost NRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Regularly4%0%7%14%2%0%4%0%3%**28%0%8%1%1%5%0%2%
Occasionally11%15%7%19%15%2%10%6%25%**72%0%13%10%7%14%7%18%
Almost Never84%84%83%67%82%94%85%94%62%**0%100%78%85%92%81%92%75%
Not Sure2%0%3%0%2%3%1%0%11%**0%0%0%4%0%0%1%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%15%84%43%32%24%39%37%16%
 
 
4How often do you see other drivers emailing or texting while driving?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceHow Often Do YouParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RegularlAlmost NRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Regularly59%54%63%53%72%52%58%64%60%**92%54%64%58%54%63%59%65%
Occasionally31%35%28%29%24%38%32%29%23%**6%35%26%35%34%27%34%26%
Almost Never10%11%9%17%4%10%9%7%17%**2%11%10%8%12%11%6%9%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%15%84%43%32%24%39%37%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.