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June 2003

Americansí Attitudes Towards Walking - Results from National Poll

In October of 2002, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the research firm of Belden, Russonello and Stewart to conduct a telephone survey of 800 randomly selected households in the United States. The survey asked people their attitudes about walking and their opinions about spending more national transportation dollars on creating safer walking environments. The results of the poll were released in April of 2003. It has often been said that Americans have a love affair with their vehicles, so the results from this poll may surprise you.

Sources:

Americansí Attitudes Toward Walking and Creating Better Walking Communities, Final report for the Surface Transportation Policy Project, Belden, Russonello & Stewart, Research and Communications, Washington D.C., April 2003.

Americansí Attitudes Toward Walking and Creating Better Walking Communities, Summary report, website for the Surface Transportation Policy Project, April 1, 2003, www.transact.org/report.asp?id=205.

New Poll Shows Americans Eager to Walk More, Support Spending on a Better Walking Environment; News release, Surface Transportation Policy Project, Linda Bailey and Andrea Broaddus, April 1, 2003.


Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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