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Opinion of transit riders by age group 2015

The statistic illustrates the results of a survey among U.S. adults that used public transit during the previous 30 days as of May 19, 2015 and their opinion on public transit; the results were grouped by generation. Of those who used public transit, some 24 percent of Baby Boomers preferred transit over driving.

Opinions among transit riders who used public transit in the last 30 days as of May 19, 2015, by generation

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Release date

July 2015


United States

Survey time period

May 13-19, 2015

Number of respondents

3,000 respondents

Special properties

2,000 respondents surveyed online

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

According to the survey, the respondents were classified as follows:
Millenial (people born in1981 or later);
Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 and 1964);
Gen X (born 1965 to 1980) and
Silent/Greatest Generation (born in 1944 or before).

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