Consumer Reports fielded a nationally-representative survey of Americans to understand attitudes toward fuel economy among Americans who intend to purchase a vehicle in the next two years and to better understand American drivers’ familiarity with and attitudes toward electric vehicles, including what they see as incentives and barriers to owning them. Minnesota was one of four states that were oversampled to create state-representative datasets. The results are based on interviews conducted July 29, 2020 through August 12, 2020.
The survey was administered by NORC at the University of Chicago through its AmeriSpeak® Panel to a nationally representative sample; Dynata’s nonprobability opt-in panel was also used to oversample in Minnesota. Interviews were conducted in English and in Spanish, and were administered both online and by phone. Questions about electric vehicles were asked of 424 respondents who have a valid driver’s license. Weighting was done to be representative of Minnesotans, done by sex, age, education, race/ethnicity, census region, housing tenure, and telephone status.