Only 21 percent of American adults said they would consider riding in a self-driving car if given the chance.

Source: Darrell M. West, “Brookings survey finds only 21 percent willing to ride in a self-driving car,” Brookings Institution, July 23, 2018,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Response Percentage Who Would Consider Riding in a Self-driving Car
Very unlikely 46%
Somewhat unlikely 15%
Somewhat likely 9%
Very likely 12%
Don't know or no answer 18%

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