Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20860
 
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 San Francisco area adults 11/05/13 and 11/06/13. Of the adults, 404 work full-time and were asked the questions which follow. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device.
 
1Do you commute to work? Do you work from home? Or do you do both, working at home some days and at your workplace on others?
404 Who Work Full TimeAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Commute71%73%69%70%71%73%**70%74%66%74%83%73%66%70%78%84%71%67%72%71%
Work From Home5%6%3%4%5%7%**4%7%8%12%0%0%4%5%5%2%4%8%2%6%
Both23%20%26%27%24%18%**25%17%26%7%17%25%24%25%17%14%23%25%26%21%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%2%**1%2%0%7%0%2%6%0%0%0%3%0%0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Work Full Time100%56%44%29%40%28%2%70%30%52%7%17%24%20%47%30%19%42%33%30%70%
 
 
2For how long have you worked from home?
111 Who Work From HomeAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 9.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Within The Past Year15%13%17%30%0%21%**13%21%16%**0%6%18%16%12%22%17%15%13%16%
Past 1-2 Years36%46%24%62%27%18%**42%17%23%**25%80%33%42%30%12%47%27%61%24%
3-4 Years15%18%13%0%23%21%**13%21%21%**12%5%9%12%21%17%11%15%4%20%
5-10 Years17%16%18%0%27%21%**15%21%23%**0%10%26%13%19%37%17%15%13%18%
Longer17%7%28%8%23%20%**16%20%17%**63%0%14%17%18%12%8%28%8%21%
Not Sure0%--------------------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Work From Home100%52%48%32%41%25%1%74%26%64%5%10%21%21%52%24%11%41%40%31%69%
 
 
3How often do you work from home?
111 Who Work From HomeAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 9.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Daily29%25%35%16%43%24%**31%24%32%**63%12%16%31%42%15%22%47%17%35%
Twice a Week40%38%43%55%20%55%**35%54%42%**12%42%66%33%25%71%49%25%58%32%
Once a Week18%20%16%17%20%15%**19%15%17%**25%20%12%25%9%15%15%22%18%18%
Twice a Month11%18%4%8%17%6%**13%7%9%**0%26%6%8%24%0%11%6%8%13%
Once a Month1%0%3%4%0%0%**2%0%0%**0%0%0%2%0%0%3%0%0%2%
Less Often0%--------------------
Not Sure0%--------------------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Work From Home100%52%48%32%41%25%1%74%26%64%5%10%21%21%52%24%11%41%40%31%69%
 
 
4How long does it normally take you to get to work?
380 Who CommuteAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Less Than 1526%21%32%14%33%27%**25%27%26%28%31%19%15%36%18%38%15%33%9%33%
15-30 Min34%35%33%41%26%38%**33%38%32%28%40%36%41%33%33%26%41%33%47%29%
30-45 Min20%22%18%19%26%15%**23%14%20%9%13%28%19%16%25%15%18%22%22%19%
45-60 Min11%13%9%11%10%13%**10%13%14%18%8%7%14%7%15%15%16%3%9%12%
60-90 Min8%9%8%15%5%7%**9%7%8%17%7%9%9%8%10%4%11%9%13%6%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%0%**0%1%0%0%0%1%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Commute100%55%45%30%40%27%2%71%29%51%6%18%25%19%47%30%20%42%32%31%69%
 
 
5How long does it normally take you to get home from work?
380 Who CommuteAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Less Than 1526%24%28%18%31%27%**26%26%24%31%31%25%22%34%15%44%14%30%15%31%
15-30 Min25%20%32%32%18%27%**24%28%30%12%23%21%25%28%23%18%34%22%33%22%
30-45 Min21%23%18%22%21%20%**22%18%17%18%18%30%20%17%27%17%19%27%25%19%
45-60 Min14%17%11%11%17%14%**14%15%13%16%16%15%7%12%19%7%17%9%6%18%
60-90 Min12%15%10%16%10%12%**13%12%16%23%6%8%20%9%15%13%17%8%18%10%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%0%**0%1%0%0%0%1%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Commute100%55%45%30%40%27%2%71%29%51%6%18%25%19%47%30%20%42%32%31%69%
 
 
6How do you get to work?
380 Who CommuteAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Drive Own Vehicle80%80%81%78%81%82%**80%82%80%83%89%74%78%87%68%76%80%80%75%83%
Someone Else Drives3%3%3%0%6%2%**3%2%0%0%0%11%7%1%4%10%1%1%6%2%
Train9%9%9%10%9%9%**10%9%10%17%6%8%5%7%17%9%10%11%8%10%
Bus4%3%6%9%2%2%**5%2%4%0%4%5%2%3%8%0%6%4%10%1%
Walk0%0%0%0%0%0%**0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Bike2%4%0%2%2%2%**2%2%4%0%0%0%4%1%2%4%1%2%0%3%
Other1%2%1%0%0%3%**0%4%2%0%0%1%3%1%0%2%1%1%0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Commute100%55%45%30%40%27%2%71%29%51%6%18%25%19%47%30%20%42%32%31%69%
 
 
7Are there any viable alternatives to driving that you choose not to use?
305 Who Drive Their Own Vehicle To WorkAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
Yes37%43%30%51%33%29%**40%29%33%26%53%34%27%41%36%34%43%37%61%27%
No58%55%62%46%64%63%**56%63%60%74%47%61%73%53%59%63%53%58%36%68%
Not Sure5%2%8%4%3%8%**3%8%7%0%0%5%0%6%4%3%4%6%4%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Drive Their Own Vehicle To Work100%55%45%29%41%28%2%70%30%51%6%20%23%19%52%26%19%42%32%29%71%
 
 
8What best describes why you choose to drive to work? You have no access to public transportation? You like the flexibility and freedom? You prefer to be alone? You need your vehicle for your job? Or, some other reason?
305 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCell Phone / Lan
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalCell PhoLandline
No Access To Public Transportation21%21%21%9%23%28%**17%28%20%40%18%19%18%17%29%23%17%22%2%28%
Like The Flexibility And Freedom52%63%38%59%57%35%**58%36%45%41%60%62%51%57%41%41%54%53%66%45%
Prefer To Be Alone1%0%3%2%0%2%**1%2%1%0%0%3%3%1%0%3%0%2%2%1%
Need Your Vehicle For Your Job18%12%26%21%10%28%**15%27%28%11%8%8%29%13%23%24%18%17%18%19%
Other8%4%13%9%9%7%**9%7%6%7%14%9%0%13%7%8%11%7%12%7%
Not Sure0%--------------------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%55%45%29%41%28%2%70%30%51%6%20%23%19%52%26%19%42%32%29%71%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.