Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19706
 
1Should driving while talking on a cell phone be legal? Or illegal?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Legal33%42%25%65%37%13%36%19%17%**
Illegal62%54%68%29%59%82%58%78%80%**
Not Sure5%3%7%6%4%6%6%3%3%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
2Should driving while talking on a hands-free phone be legal? Or illegal?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Legal73%70%75%90%81%56%77%50%60%**
Illegal25%27%23%10%16%40%21%50%31%**
Not Sure3%3%2%0%3%3%2%0%9%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
3Should driving while sending emails or text messages be legal? Or illegal?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 1.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Legal2%2%2%0%4%2%2%2%0%**
Illegal98%97%98%100%96%97%97%97%100%**
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%1%0%2%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
4Should laws about using cell phones while driving be decided on at the state level? Or by individual counties and cities?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
State85%88%83%88%83%86%87%71%79%**
Individual Counties And Cities12%9%14%12%11%12%9%28%15%**
Not Sure3%2%4%0%7%2%3%2%6%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
5How often do you use a hand held cell phone while driving? Regularly? Occasionally? Or almost never?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Do Not Drive6%4%7%0%2%11%5%6%11%**
Regularly15%10%19%25%22%3%14%24%21%**
Occasionally29%39%20%54%27%17%31%19%22%**
Almost Never51%47%54%21%48%68%51%50%46%**
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%23%35%43%80%8%9%2%
 
 
6How often do send emails or text messages while driving?
472 DriversAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Regularly2%2%2%2%3%1%1%0%15%**
Occasionally8%7%9%14%11%1%9%0%5%**
Almost Never90%91%88%84%86%97%90%100%77%**
Not Sure1%0%1%0%0%2%1%0%4%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Drivers100%48%52%24%36%40%81%8%8%2%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.