AUTOMOBILE USAGE PATTERNS. HIGHLIGHT REPORT. VOLUME XIV

This report is part of a series of studies dealing with general public behavior and attitudes towards energy conservation. Specifically, this study concentrates on automobile usage patterns. The study is based on 1,007 telephone interviews and includes topics such as car usage affected by lifestyle, car usage patterns, planned trips as compared with routine or spontaneous trips, times per week trip is usually made, analysis of trips, the extent to which shopping trips are done by phone instead of by car, willingness to cut out trips, factors deterring car use, and a summary which concludes that the primary way that people could cut down automobile use without eliminating leisure time use would be in more careful planning of trip for shopping and errands. Another important finding in this study is lack of sensitivity to gasoline prices.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Aug 75, PB-244 990.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Opinion Research Corporation

    North Harrison Street
    Princeton, NJ  USA  08540

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Marketing and Education
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Authors:
    • Rappeport, M
    • Labaw, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA/D-75/591
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-01-0001-1714
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM