Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18830
 
1Do you think drivers should be allowed to use all types of cellular phones while driving? Do you think drivers should only be allowed to use hands-free cell phones? Or do you think drivers should not be allowed to use any type of cellular phone while driving?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
ALL Types17%22%13%24%17%16%7%21%12%16%11%45%**20%13%19%26%9%18%15%17%26%
Hands-free49%45%52%54%52%47%35%53%42%49%56%41%**49%49%45%37%62%49%51%51%34%
Not Be Allowed To Use Any Type34%33%35%22%31%36%57%26%45%35%33%15%**31%38%36%38%30%33%33%32%41%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%1%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%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%26%24%18%59%41%85%5%6%4%41%25%31%36%34%20%53%32%15%
 
 
2Would a complete ban of all cell phone use while driving save a significant number of lives?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes57%54%61%53%46%61%78%50%68%59%35%42%**53%57%61%56%59%59%57%63%46%
No26%31%21%25%35%31%10%29%22%27%13%38%**27%24%27%25%29%21%25%24%37%
Not Sure16%15%18%22%19%8%12%21%10%14%52%19%**20%18%13%19%12%20%18%13%17%
Total100%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%32%26%24%18%59%41%85%5%6%4%41%25%31%36%34%20%53%32%15%
 
 
3How often do you use a hand held cell phone while driving? Regularly? Occasionally? Or almost never?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Do Not Drive5%5%5%3%1%10%7%2%9%3%21%21%**4%7%5%7%4%0%4%8%3%
Regularly20%20%21%35%21%12%3%29%8%21%5%29%**22%9%25%22%19%18%17%25%24%
Occasionally31%35%26%32%39%29%17%35%24%29%50%32%**29%40%27%25%29%46%32%29%27%
Almost Never44%40%48%29%39%48%73%33%59%46%24%18%**45%45%42%47%48%36%47%38%45%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%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%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%26%24%18%59%41%85%5%6%4%41%25%31%36%34%20%53%32%15%
 
 
4How often do you use a handheld device to send text messages or emails while driving?
475 DriversAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Regularly5%2%7%14%0%0%0%8%0%4%******6%2%7%6%4%3%3%5%12%
Occasionally14%17%10%21%18%7%1%20%4%13%******15%14%8%10%13%14%11%15%18%
Almost Never80%79%80%64%78%90%98%71%93%81%******78%83%84%81%82%83%86%75%69%
Not Sure2%1%3%0%3%3%1%2%3%2%******2%1%1%3%1%0%1%5%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Drivers100%49%51%33%27%22%17%60%40%87%4%5%4%41%24%31%35%35%21%54%31%15%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.