Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World

Necessary Cars

Beleaguered auto executives might take some comfort from the finding of a Pew Social Trends survey that, while the number of consumer products that Americans can’t live without multiplied over the preceding decade, one item — a car — remained at the top of the list of practical necessities. Nine out of ten Americans (91%) said a car was a necessity and not a luxury they could live without. Read More