Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #21150
 
1Some states allow car companies to sell directly to consumers, without requiring the use of a car dealership. Other states have bans that prohibit direct sales, and require consumers to use a dealership. Should Tesla Motors be allowed to sell its electric cars directly to consumers or should consumers have to go through a dealer?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceExperience At DealerParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtExcellenGoodFairPoorRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Directly To Consumers81%85%77%83%81%85%69%82%79%78%79%76%91%65%88%86%86%65%86%81%78%82%88%
Through a Dealer12%11%14%13%12%6%21%12%12%13%13%18%5%25%7%9%8%17%8%15%14%9%9%
Not Sure7%4%10%5%6%8%10%5%9%9%8%6%4%9%5%5%6%18%6%4%8%9%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%24%29%19%53%47%53%7%17%22%31%37%23%8%13%46%33%16%37%30%
 
 
2Have you ever bought or leased a car at a dealership?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceExperience At DealerParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtExcellenGoodFairPoorRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes77%70%84%70%76%87%74%73%82%78%77%75%76%100%100%100%100%83%78%73%75%80%79%
No22%29%14%30%23%11%23%27%16%20%19%23%24%----15%21%26%24%19%19%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%1%3%1%2%1%4%1%0%----1%1%1%1%1%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%24%29%19%53%47%53%7%17%22%31%37%23%8%13%46%33%16%37%30%
 
 
3The last time you bought or leased a car at a dealership, how would you describe that experience? Excellent? Good? Fair? Or poor?
464 Who Have Bought At a DealershipAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceExperience At DealerParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtExcellenGoodFairPoorRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Excellent31%33%30%42%28%22%36%35%27%31%11%37%34%100%0%0%0%33%32%32%19%33%34%
Good37%38%36%31%32%43%41%32%42%38%28%29%43%0%100%0%0%40%35%36%44%38%35%
Fair23%22%25%23%24%27%16%23%24%27%41%24%9%0%0%100%0%26%20%25%35%19%23%
Poor8%7%9%4%16%8%4%10%7%4%20%10%12%0%0%0%100%1%13%7%3%9%8%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%0%2%0%1%0%0%0%2%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%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Have Bought At a Dealership100%44%56%26%23%32%18%50%50%54%7%17%22%31%37%23%8%14%46%31%16%38%31%
 
 
4If you had the option to buy or lease a car directly from a manufacturer, without having to use a dealership, how likely would you be to do so? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
464 Who Have Bought At a DealershipAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceExperience At DealerParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtExcellenGoodFairPoorRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Very44%46%42%34%53%51%34%43%45%43%38%43%48%41%44%40%70%39%54%38%45%44%52%
Somewhat34%36%33%34%28%39%35%31%37%33%35%45%30%32%36%42%14%26%32%40%32%34%34%
Not Very16%11%21%28%11%8%20%20%12%18%21%10%15%18%18%15%8%30%10%16%19%15%9%
Not At All4%7%2%3%5%2%8%4%4%5%1%2%5%8%3%1%4%5%3%5%4%4%5%
Not Sure1%0%2%0%3%0%3%1%1%1%5%0%2%0%0%1%4%0%1%1%0%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Have Bought At a Dealership100%44%56%26%23%32%18%50%50%54%7%17%22%31%37%23%8%14%46%31%16%38%31%