D.C. area residents have generally positive impressions of the Metrorail system, despite some bad publicity in recent years related to fare hikes, delays, maintenance problems and crashes. Majorities of those who don't ride Metro frequently say they prefer to drive or are unhappy that station locations don't meet their needs, while fewer cite large crowds or safety. Read related article.

Source: This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone June 19 to 23, among a random sample of 1,106 Washington area adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on land lines and cellphones. The results for the full poll have an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. This survey was produced for The Washington Post by Capital Insight, with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post; June 30, 2013
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