Reasons for not owning a car in the U.S. and Canada 2018

This statistic represents the results of a 2018 survey of U.S. and Canadian respondents asking which changes in transportation would need to occur for them to give up owning a car. According to the survey, some 21 percent of Canadian respondents said they would need more walking paths or better crosswalks to give up owning a car.

What would have to change about transportation in your area for you to consider not owning a car at all, or owning fewer cars?

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Release date

March 2018


Canada, United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 22, 2018

Number of respondents

2,007 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey respondents included 1,005 adults from the U.S. and 1,002 adults from Canada.

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