twice connect
careers

Lose License If Caught Texting While Driving: Poll

1/06/2012 12:55:51 PM Eastern
Atlanta - A majority of Americans said people who are caught texting while driving should lose their driver's license for a period of time.

The new year ushered in new laws in some states banning texting while driving, and according to a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey found that the majority of Americans (50 percent) said people who are caught texting while driving should lose their driver's license for a period of time, 38 percent said you should not lose your license for a period of time and 12 percent did not have an opinion.

Age groups differed by a large margin on the question. Young Americans in the 18-29 age group were not in favor of license loss with 52 percent against that kind of punishment, 39 percent were in favor and 10 percent offered no opinion.

In the 65 and over age group, 67 percent said you should lose your license for a period of time for texting while driving, 17 percent said you should not, 16 percent did not have an opinion.

Men and women also differed with 53 percent of women versus 47 percent of men said you should lose your license for texting while driving. Among women, 32 percent said you should not lose your license, 15 percent had no opinion. Among men, 44 percent said you should not lose your license for texting while driving and 9 percent did not have an opinion.

See a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for this poll at http://media.pollposition.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Position-Crosstabs-Texting-and-driving.pdf.

Poll Position's scientific telephone survey of 1,094 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 03, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3 percent. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!

Curated By Logo