Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20273
 
1Do you work outside the home?
900 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes56%66%47%61%61%63%26%61%49%50%53%62%61%100%100%56%55%57%61%60%50%
No41%32%50%36%36%35%72%36%50%48%44%37%30%--42%41%43%38%35%48%
Not Sure2%2%3%3%3%2%2%3%2%1%2%1%8%--2%3%0%0%4%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%16%60%40%42%8%36%14%85%13%28%49%19%28%39%24%
 
 
2Do you commute to work by car?
505 Who Work Outside HomeAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes85%82%88%84%94%83%55%88%77%88%88%79%89%100%0%89%81%90%82%87%86%
No13%17%8%12%6%15%43%9%21%10%12%18%11%0%100%9%17%9%18%11%11%
Not Sure2%1%3%4%0%2%1%2%2%2%0%4%0%0%0%2%2%0%0%1%3%
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 Outside Home100%58%42%36%29%28%7%65%35%37%8%40%15%85%13%28%48%19%31%41%21%
 
 
3How far do you commute in one direction, from home to work, each day?
427 CommutersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
< 5 Miles25%19%33%28%25%20%**27%22%29%15%20%34%25%**21%20%40%18%28%25%
5-10 Miles25%23%27%25%21%30%**23%29%23%35%31%11%25%**22%24%23%25%24%22%
10-20 Miles22%26%18%22%23%24%**22%23%26%24%25%7%22%**28%22%20%23%23%25%
20-40 Miles15%18%11%14%15%16%**14%16%14%11%13%26%15%**14%19%10%16%14%17%
> 40 Miles9%12%4%4%14%10%**8%10%7%6%12%9%9%**12%9%7%17%3%11%
Not Sure4%1%7%8%2%0%**5%0%2%9%0%14%4%**2%6%0%0%7%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Commuters100%56%44%36%32%27%5%68%32%39%8%37%16%100%0%29%46%21%29%42%21%
 
 
4How long is your commute to work?
427 CommutersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
< 15 Min32%25%42%41%27%26%**35%28%35%25%26%44%32%**34%25%41%24%42%23%
15-30 Min39%43%33%35%39%44%**37%42%35%47%46%28%39%**38%39%39%44%31%41%
30-45 Min13%14%13%15%13%13%**14%12%12%20%12%17%13%**8%18%11%10%14%20%
45 To 1hr7%9%5%5%7%9%**6%9%9%2%7%6%7%**8%10%2%8%8%7%
> 1 Hr8%10%7%3%14%8%**8%9%9%6%10%5%8%**12%8%6%14%5%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Commuters100%56%44%36%32%27%5%68%32%39%8%37%16%100%0%29%46%21%29%42%21%
 
 
5How long is your commute home from work?
427 CommutersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
< 15 Min32%27%39%42%25%28%**34%29%34%29%26%44%32%**34%26%39%31%38%20%
15-30 Min34%34%34%31%36%35%**33%36%30%46%41%22%34%**33%35%35%28%36%37%
30-45 Min14%16%12%12%17%15%**15%14%16%14%13%12%14%**15%15%13%19%10%18%
45 To 1hr8%11%4%8%6%10%**7%10%7%4%6%18%8%**5%12%6%8%7%13%
> 1 Hr11%12%10%7%16%12%**11%12%13%7%15%3%11%**14%12%6%14%9%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Commuters100%56%44%36%32%27%5%68%32%39%8%37%16%100%0%29%46%21%29%42%21%
 
 
6What would you consider to be a reasonable commute in one direction?
427 CommutersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
< 15 Min29%31%26%32%22%32%**28%30%24%33%33%27%29%**29%22%36%37%21%24%
15-30 Min59%54%65%53%69%53%**61%55%65%48%55%58%59%**57%63%56%50%66%61%
30-45 Min12%15%8%15%8%12%**12%12%11%19%12%10%12%**13%15%6%11%12%15%
45 To 1hr0%0%0%0%0%1%**0%1%0%0%0%2%0%**0%0%1%0%1%0%
> 1 Hr1%0%1%0%0%2%**0%2%0%0%0%3%1%**2%0%0%2%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Commuters100%56%44%36%32%27%5%68%32%39%8%37%16%100%0%29%46%21%29%42%21%
 
 
7Compared to a year ago, has traffic congestion gotten better? Gotten worse? Or stayed about the same?
427 CommutersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Gotten Better11%9%14%11%9%15%**10%13%8%5%13%18%11%**12%15%3%18%10%5%
Gotten Worse56%58%53%54%62%52%**58%51%55%50%60%52%56%**59%56%54%59%47%64%
Same32%32%33%33%28%33%**31%35%37%45%25%30%32%**26%29%43%20%42%31%
Not Sure1%1%0%2%0%0%**1%0%0%0%2%0%1%**3%0%0%3%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Commuters100%56%44%36%32%27%5%68%32%39%8%37%16%100%0%29%46%21%29%42%21%
 
 
8Have you taken any form of public transportation to or from work in the last year?
427 CommutersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes12%10%16%22%6%5%**15%7%9%25%16%5%12%**10%14%12%9%14%14%
No86%90%79%73%94%93%**83%91%91%73%83%85%86%**89%82%88%91%81%86%
Not Sure2%0%5%5%0%2%**2%2%0%2%1%10%2%**1%4%0%0%5%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Commuters100%56%44%36%32%27%5%68%32%39%8%37%16%100%0%29%46%21%29%42%21%
 
 
9How likely would you be to move out of southern California because of the traffic? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?
900 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCommute?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Very11%11%12%12%10%14%9%11%12%13%15%9%10%12%12%14%10%9%13%11%10%
Somewhat16%20%12%18%19%13%11%18%12%16%15%13%24%19%6%21%13%14%24%13%7%
Not Very26%27%25%20%29%25%36%24%29%25%33%31%12%23%36%27%27%26%26%26%30%
Not At All45%40%50%48%42%47%42%45%45%44%34%45%53%45%42%37%47%50%36%47%50%
Not Sure2%2%1%2%1%2%2%1%2%1%3%2%2%1%4%1%3%0%0%3%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%16%60%40%42%8%36%14%85%13%28%49%19%28%39%24%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.