“Because of the pandemic, I am less likely to...”
Take the subway/
light rail/metro or bus
Ride on a train
Travel by airplane
Use a ridesharing
service or taxi
Global average, all adults
“The pandemic has caused me to reconsider the number of vehicles I need for my household.”
Among global adults who say they have reconsidered the numbers of vehicles they need for their household:
say “I need more vehicles.”
say “I need fewer vehicles.”
“I can’t imagine a life without having my own automobile.”
OF VEHICLE OWNERS GLOBALLY AGREE
“I am hopeful about the future of autonomous vehicles.”
“I’d rather my children ride in a self-driving vehicle than ride with a stranger.”
of parents globally agree
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The results for Ford Trends 2021 are based on 13,005 online interviews across 14 countries, conducted under the direction of The Harris Poll. The survey was conducted among the general population, ages 18 years and older in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Respondents from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates were required to be nationals of their respective countries; data from these two countries were combined and analyzed in aggregate. All fieldwork took place between October 27 and November 12, 2020. While the data within countries were weighted to be representative, the overall sample of 13,005 was not weighted across countries. That is, we do not claim that aggregated data is representative based on country population sizes across the participating countries.
|Middle East||Saudi Arabia||501|
We have defined generational cohorts as follows: Gen Z (18-23), Millennials (24-39), Gen X (40-55), Boomers (56-74).