Attitudes towards transport

Understanding the public's attitudes, perceptions and knowledge in relation to transport measures is important for the formulation and monitoring of transport policies. The Department regualrly uses high quality Omnibus Surveys run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to provide detailed findings on what the public think about various transport issues and their experiences of different forms of transport. In addition, the Department uses the British Social Attitudes Survey to monitor public attitudes over the long term. Articles arising from the various attitude surveys are listed below. 

The public attitude survey data is complemented by the extensive data collected on travel behaviour through the National Travel Survey and various social research projects undertaken by the Department's Social Research and Evaluation Division:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/scienceresearch/social/socialresearchandevaluation

E-mail attitudes.stats@dft.gov.uk for more information on attitudes towards transport.

Earlier Attitudes Reports

Attitudes survey reports from 2001 to 2007.


Public attitudes towards climate change and the impact on transport (January 2010 report)

This report provides the latest information on people’s attitudes towards climate change in relation to transport, and to what extent attitudes have changed over time.

Published:
28 January 2010

Air passenger experience: Results from CAA survey module Quarter 1 and 2 2009

This report summarises the provisional results of passengers’ experiences at six surveyed airports (Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Gatwick, Luton and Edinburgh). It is based on a module of questions included in the CAA Passenger Survey during the first two quarters of 2009 (January to June)

Published:
17 December 2009

Air passenger experience: Results from CAA survey module 2008

This report summarises passengers’ experiences at four surveyed airports (Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and Bristol). It is based on a module of questions included in the CAA Passenger Survey during 2008.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
26 November 2009

Public attitudes to road network performance

Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
25 June 2009
Last update:
26 November 2009

Public experiences of and attitudes towards bus travel

Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
18 June 2009
Last update:
27 November 2009

Public experiences of and attitudes towards parking

Statistics on exeperiences of and attitudes towards parking based on results from the December 2008 Opinions (Omnibus) Survey. Introduction and complete pdf downloads.

Published:
21 May 2009

Public Attitudes towards climate change and the impact of transport

Updated survey. Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
26 February 2009

Public experiences of home working and internet shopping

This article summarises people's experiences of home working and internet shopping based on the 2008 National Centre for Social Research Omnibus Survey and the National Travel Survey.

Published:
22 January 2009
Last update:
24 March 2009

Public experiences of and attitudes to air travel

This article summarises people's experiences of and attitudes towards air travel based on a module of questions included in the ONS Omnibus Survey in May 2008.

Published:
30 October 2008

Air passenger experience: Results from CAA survey - Q1 and Q2 2008 (60 kb)

This report summarises the provisional results from the survey module for the first two quarters of 2008 (January-June). The results are based on repsonses received from passengers at Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and Bristol airports.

Published:
30 October 2008

Experiences and perceptions of anti-social behaviour and crime on public transport

Introduction and complete PDF download, with Excel tables

Published:
18 September 2008

Awareness and use of bus concessionary fares

Introduction and complete PDF downloads, including data tables.

Published:
28 August 2008

Public Attitudes towards climate change and the impact of transport

Updated survey. Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
29 May 2008

Public attitudes to congestion and road pricing

Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
08 May 2008

Public experiences of car sharing

Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
24 January 2008

Public Attitudes towards climate change and the impact of transport

Updated survey. Introduction and complete pdf downloads, including data tables and questionnaire.

Published:
23 January 2008

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.