Statements about driverless cars

Dec 5, 2017

Q. Driverless cars are currently being developed, with predictions they will be in operation inside the next 10 years. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about driverless cars?

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
I generally support the introduction of driverless cars 49% 38%   13% 36% 23% 15% 14%
I am concerned about the safety implications of driverless cars 78% 15%   31% 47% 11% 4% 6%
I am concerned about the impact of driverless cars on jobs 58% 32%   23% 35% 24% 8% 9%
Even if there are some deaths from driverless cars they will be safer than cars driven by humans 40% 36%   12% 28% 21% 15% 23%
We shouldn’t trust our safety to robots 57% 30%   22% 35% 22% 8% 13%

 

 

78% agree that they are concerned about the safety implications of driverless cars, 58% are concerned about the impact of driverless cars on jobs and 57% think we shouldn’t trust our safety to robots.

However about half (49%) support the introduction of driverless cars compared to 38% who don’t. Support for driverless cars was highest with men (59%), aged 18-34 (63%), incomes over $2K pw (64%) and university educated (58%).

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