The Great British Driverless Car Survey: Data Breakdown

At Citygate, we carried out an online survey to find out under what circumstances Brits would use driverless cars. With options covering everything from long-distance travel and commuting to work to night driving and doing the school run, we wanted to find out more about Britain’s attitude towards driverless cars.

We asked 10,000 Brits to give us their insight, and the results are recorded below - segmented by gender, age bracket and location.


Which of the following would you use driverless cars for?



Topline results:

  • Long-distance travel: 34.3%
  • When you’re under the influence: 28.8%
  • Commuting to work: 26.5%
  • Night driving: 24.3%
  • Social driving: 21.8%
  • The school run: 14.8%
  • Other: 6.0%

Males:

  • Long-distance travel: 36.6%
  • When you're under the influence: 32.3%
  • Night driving: 28.0%
  • Commuting to work: 27.4%
  • Social driving: 26.3%
  • The school run: 20.4%
  • Other: 4.8%


Females:

  • Long-distance travel: 33.5%
  • Commuting to work: 26.1%
  • When you're under the influence: 25.5%
  • Night driving: 24.2%
  • Social driving: 19.9%
  • The school run: 9.3%
  • Other: 7.5%


18-24s:

  • Long-distance travel: 40.3%
  • When you're under the influence: 29.0%
  • Night driving: 29.0%
  • Commuting to work: 27.4%
  • Social driving: 24.2%
  • The school run: 17.7%
  • Other: 3.2%


25-34s:

  • Long-distance travel: 40.0%
  • Commuting to work: 30.0%
  • When you're under the influence: 30.0%
  • Night driving: 27.1%
  • Social driving: 27.1%
  • The school run: 21.4%
  • Other: 4.3%


35-44s:

  • Long-distance travel: 36.1%
  • When you're under the influence: 32.8%
  • Night driving: 27.9%
  • Social driving: 24.6%
  • Commuting to work: 23.0%
  • The school run: 11.5%
  • Other: 6.6%


45-54s:

  • Long-distance travel: 41.3%
  • Commuting to work: 27.0%
  • When you're under the influence: 27.0%
  • Night driving: 22.2%
  • Social driving: 14.3%
  • The school run: 9.5%
  • Other: 4.8%


55-64s:

  • Commuting to work: 35.9%
  • When you're under the influence: 28.2%
  • Long-distance travel: 28.2%
  • Night driving: 25.6%
  • Social driving: 25.6%
  • The school run: 20.5%
  • Other: 10.3%

65+:

  • Social driving: 34.8%
  • Night driving: 30.4%
  • When you're under the influence: 26.1%
  • Long-distance travel: 26.1%
  • Commuting to work: 21.7%
  • The school run: 17.4%
  • Other: 8.7%


England:

  • Long-distance travel: 36.7%
  • When you're under the influence: 29.2%
  • Commuting to work: 26.6%
  • Night driving: 26.2%
  • Social driving: 18.7%
  • The school run: 16.4%
  • Other: 6.6%

Scotland:

  • Commuting to work: 32.7%
  • When you're under the influence: 32.7%
  • Long-distance travel: 30.9%
  • Social driving: 27.3%
  • Night driving: 20.0%
  • The school run: 7.3%
  • Other: 5.5%


Wales:

  • Commuting to work: 23.5%
  • Long-distance travel: 23.5%
  • Social driving: 23.5%
  • The school run: 11.8%
  • When you're under the influence: 11.8%
  • Night driving: 11.8%
  • Other: 5.9%