Web Insight 138xxx: do parents drive SUVs?

SUVs are quite popular in the United States. Overall, according to the data we collected for the Center’s Future of Transportation Study, 35 percent of Americans age 14 and above who have a car available at their permanent residence have an SUV.

One key variable related to having an SUV is parental status.

Forty-one percent of respondents who have a child in their household report having an SUV. This compares to 31 percent of those without children in the household.

Thirty-nine percent of parents who have children (only) age six or below report having an SUV. Forty-one percent of parents with children aged seven through twelve (only) have this type of vehicle. And 53 percent of parents with teenagers aged 13-17 (only) have an SUV.


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March 30, 2020