Time: June 1st to 7th,2018

Methodology: Attitude surveys via an online platform and face-to-face interviews

Region: Residents within the 6th Ring Road

Responses: 14,110 responses with 9,133 effective ones

Support 
Neutral 
Opposed

Public opinion survey

in 2018

Public opinion survey

in 2017

Public opinion survey

in 2016

Basic Information

Male
53.7%
Female
46.3%
Age 18-30
26.3%
Age 31-40
47.9%
Age 41-50
17.8%
Others
7.9%

Occupation

Enterprise Employees
48.7%
Students
2.6%
Soldiers
1.1%
Public Agency Employees
19.4%
Self-employed
/freelances
10.0%
Civil servant
8.0%
Retired or unemp-loyed
3.5%
Others
6.6%

Location of respondents’ living areas: 

9.0%
Within the 2nd Ring Road
8.5%
16.0%
Between the 2nd
and 3rd Ring Roads
15.7%
19.2%
Between the 3rd and 4th Ring Roads
18.0%
22.0%
Between the 4th and 5th Ring Roads
21.6%
35.0%
Between the 5th and 6th Ring Roads
35.0%
◼︎ Data from the survey
◼︎ Data from Beijing 5th Comprehensive Transportation Survey by Beijing Transport Institute

Location of respondents’ workplaces

​14.3%
Within the 2nd Ring Road
14.0%
22.0%
Between the 2nd and 3rd Ring Roads
21.3%
22.5%
Between the 3rd and 4th Ring Roads
20.0%
19.2%
Between the 4th and 5th Ring Roads
19.0%
25.0%
Between the 5th and 6th Ring Roads
22.7%
◼︎ Data from the survey
◼︎ Data from Beijing 5th Comprehensive Transportation Survey by Beijing Transport Institute

Commuting modes

Taxi,
Car-hailing
2.7%
Government Cars, Shuttle
5.0%
Public Transport
47.3%
Private Vehicles
29.2%
Bikes,
E-Bikes
12.0%
Walking
3.8%

Understanding of CC Policy

7-> 1: from Know Well to Know Nothing
7
12.6%
6
6.0%
5
11.0%
4
25.3%
3
9.2%
2
7.7%
1
28.2%

Expectations about Policy Effects

7->1: from Very Effective to No Effects
7
10.3%
6
4.4%
5
8.5%
4
24.7%
3
8.6%
2
8.9%
1
34.6%

Understanding of LEZ Policy

7-> 1: from Know Well to Know Nothing
7
10.1%
6
4.3%
5
8.2%
4
22.8%
3
9.0%
2
9.5%
1
36.2%

Extent to which air pollution affects health

7-> 1: from very Effective to No Effects
2
1.6%
7
54.7%
6
11.7%
5
10.5%
4
15.6%
3
3.2%
1
2.7%

Understanding of CC Policy

7-> 1: from Know Well to Know Nothing
7
8.8%
6
4.3%
5
8.1%
4
25.9%
3
9.0%
2
9.9%
1
33.9%

Expectations about CC Policy Effects

7-> 1: from very Effective to No Effects
7
10.2%
6
4.8%
5
8.9%
4
30.9%
3
7.7%
2
7.5%
1
30%

Statistical Analysis Results

1. Similar to the results of the previous two surveys, the better the public know about the transportation policies, the more supportive they are. In the third public opinion survey, respondents are generally neutral and tend not to support congestion charging policy, among which 26.8% support that, 40.9% do not support, and 32.3% hold a neutral attitude. Compared with the first survey, the degree of support increased, the main reason is that the proportion of non-supporters significantly reduced .Compared with the second survey, the degree of support decreased, the main reason is that the attitude of some supporters shifted to neutrality, while the proportion of non-supporters remained basically unchanged.

Public Support

Know well
Know little
11.4%
55.6%
69%
2. As for the effect of traffic management policies such as congestion charging and parking fee raising, respondents' opinions are relatively consistent. More than half of the respondents who said higher parking fees would be effective in easing congestion also said congestion charging would be effective. More than half of the respondents who said higher parking fees would have no effects on traffic congestion said congestion charging would have no effects either.
63.7%
Very Effective of CC
No Effective of CC
◼︎ Very Effective of raising parking fee
◼︎ No Effective of raising parking fee
3. The survey results show that the higher the expectation of easing congestion, the more supportive the congestion charging policy is. 78.5 percent of those who think the policies are completely ineffective do not support the CC policy at all, and 86.5 percent of those who think the policies are completely effective fully support CC policy.
4. Respondents' overall understanding of congestion charging policies is not high, lower than the neutral level. Compared with previous surveys, the degree of understanding showed a declining trend.
5. People who don’t own a car, carpooling and travel short distance have higher approval ratings than those who own a car, no carpooling and travel long distance. Respondents under 18 and over 50 had higher levels of support. Respondents who live and work in the second ring road have a low degree of support for congestion charging, while those who work and live between the second and third ring roads have a relatively high degree of support.

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