NATIONAL SURVEY OF TRANSPORTATION ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR- PHASE II ANALYSIS REPORT

RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR OF THE PUBLIC AS THEY RELATE TO TRANSPORTATION, AND TO IDENTIFY THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE SUCH ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR. A MULTI-VARIANT STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IS PRESENTED CONSIDERING MANY VARIABLES SIMULTANEOUSLY TO OBTAIN A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF TRANSPORTATION ATTITUDES, THEIR RELATION TO BEHAVIOR AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, AND PROFILES OF PEOPLE HOLDING THESE VIEWS. SIXTEEN CHARTS WERE DEVELOPED THAT INDICATE ATTITUDES, ACCORDING TO EIGHT DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES, TOWARD SPENDING FOR ROADWAYS AND HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THE AUTOMOBILE IS DETERMINED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT MODE OF TRAVEL TO THE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT FAVORED AT THE EXPENSE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THE REPORT DEALS COMPREHENSIVELY WITH DATA BY DESCRIBING THE METHODOLOGY, STATISTICAL METHODS USED, AND THE DETAILED FINDINGS. IT INCLUDES AN APPENDIX WHICH DESCRIBES THE SURVEY PLAN AND CONTAINS QUESTIONNAIRES USED IN THE STUDY. THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY AND THE RELATIONSHIPS OF PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES WITH DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS SHOULD BE OF PRACTICAL USE TO HIGHWAY OFFICIALS IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES TOWARD TRANSPORTATION. IT SHOULD HELP IN THEIR DECISION-MAKING PROCESS ON MATTERS REGARDING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

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  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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  • Accession Number: 00241252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM