Road Work Survey: Americans Support More Infrastructure Projects

The American Society of Civil Engineers released a report card for the nation’s roads and infrastructure this week, giving it a D+. Although that is actually an improvement over the previous grades, it indicates that there is still a lot of room for improvement. How would Americans grade the roads in their area? And what do they think about future infrastructure projects?

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Infrastructure Grades

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, just 5% of US respondents said they would give the quality of roads and infrastructure in their area an A. 25% gave their local roads a B grade. 43% gave their local roads a C. Just 14% gave them a D. 7% gave them a failing grade. And 7% said they were unsure.

Though the ASCE’s grade improved over the past several years, 37% of respondents said they think the roads and infrastructure in their area has gotten worse over the last five years. Just 23% said they think their local roads have improved over the last five years. 19% said they have stayed about the same. And 21% were unsure.

Construction Projects

Just 15% of respondents said they think construction projects happen too often in their area. 25% said they don’t happen often enough. 17% said they are happy with the frequency of road work in their area. And 33% said they think the construction projects in their area often don’t focus on the correct places or issues.

Government Spending

In general, 28% of respondents said they think the US government should definitely spend money on more infrastructure projects. Another 40% said it would probably be beneficial for the government to fund more infrastructure projects. 24% said the government probably shouldn’t fund any more infrastructure projects. And 9% said they definitely don’t think the government should fund any more infrastructure projects.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on March 19 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.