90% Want to Outlaw Texting While Driving: Poll

Younger Americans slightly more tolerant, but 83% still in favor of ban
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2009 11:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – An overwhelming majority of Americans think texting while driving is such a bad idea it should be outlawed. A new poll finds that 90% of us support a ban; the most contrary demographic is, rather unsurprisingly, young'uns aged 18 to 29—though a robust 83% are in favor of a ban. And, CBS News points out, there’s no anti-cell phone bias: 90% of both mobile users and those who cling to landlines think your fingers should be glued to the wheel.