GENERAL PUBLIC BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDES, PART III: A REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF THE REASONS FOR USING MASS TRANSIT

This analysis which considered those individuals for whom there was real choice of methods of going to work, bears out a previous set of univariate analyses in which convenience seems to be the determining factor in whether or not a particular individual will use mass transit when it is available. The study indicates that only by making mass transit more convenient, or by making automobile transit less convenient, will it be possible to get individuals to go from individual automobile use to mass transit. The results discussed here are applicable to the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. The most important nondemographic variable by a substantial margin was data relating to the question: "how serious a problem is heavy traffic jammed highways?" Persons using mass transit facilities think it is more important to spead money on mass transit while those using highways think it more important to spend money on highways. The most important demographic variables relate to the area in which an individual lives, with Northeasterners being more likely to use mass transit than midwesterners.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Office of Energy COnservation and Environment.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Opinion Research Corporation

    North Harrison Street
    Princeton, NJ  USA  08540
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORC #25005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1981 12:00AM