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(08/05/09) -

North Americans, Britons Would Pick a Green Car

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in Canada, as well as many in the United States and Britain, would rather buy an environmentally-friendly car than their dream car, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 53 per cent of respondents in Canada, 48 per cent in the U.S. and 44 per cent in Britain say that, if money were not an issue, they would be more eager to get a green car than the car they have always dreamed of.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in Canada, as well as many in the United States and Britain, would rather buy an environmentally-friendly car than their dream car, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 53 per cent of respondents in Canada, 48 per cent in the U.S. and 44 per cent in Britain say that, if money were not an issue, they would be more eager to get a green car than the car they have always dreamed of.

Conversely, 31 per cent of Britons, 29 per cent of Canadians and 28 per cent of Americans would select the dream car.

On Jul. 20, British prime minister Gordon Brown welcomed a new plant from Japanese automaker Nissan that will focus on developing battery technology for green cars in a town in north-eastern England that has been greatly affected by the economic slump. Brown declared: "Nissan’s investment in a new battery plant and its hope to start producing electric vehicles here in Sunderland is great news for the local economy, creating up to 350 direct jobs and creating and safeguarding hundreds more in the associated supply chain."

Polling Data

If money were not an issue, and you had to choose between buying the car that you have always dreamed of and a "green car" that does not damage the environment, which one would you chose?

 

CAN

USA

BRI

The green car

53%

48%

44%

The dream car

29%

28%

31%

Neither

7%

10%

15%

Not sure

11%

14%

10%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,012 Canadian adults, 1,005 American adults, and 798 British adults, conducted from Jul. 23 to Jul. 28, 2009. Margins of error range from 3.1 per cent to 3.5 per cent.

Complete Poll (PDF)