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Caption: The transportation component of the Greendex survey measures such variables as ownership of motorized vehicles, size of vehicle and distance driven, use of public transport, air and train travel, riding a bicycle, walking and location of residence relative to primary destination. Chinese consumers receive the highest score, due to widespread use of self-powered transportation and low (but increasing) automobile use. Brazilian and Indian consumers score second- and third-highest Consumers in the United States, where use of public transport is way behind many of the other countries surveyed, rank last.
Credit: Photo by Paul Chesley Copyright 2008 National Geographic
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