By Kate Siskind | ABC NewsA new look for car parades may mean you can’t see the lights.
In a new ABC News poll, the public is split over whether or not car parading decorations should be made of metal or plastic.
A majority of those surveyed think it’s OK for carparades to be decorated with lights, but only about one-third of Americans say the decorations should stay metal.
The poll found that 76 percent of those polled say that decorations should reflect their “traditional meaning.”
That includes 70 percent of white and Asian Americans and 58 percent of Hispanic Americans.
However, that same poll found the public split over the issue of whether the lights should be in the center of the parade, or just behind it.
The American Automobile Association said in a statement that the poll was “highly representative” of the American public, and that the survey showed that the public does support the idea of a new look.
The association said in its statement that a new, modern look is needed to make car paraded decorations more modern, adding that the new look should be a “natural progression” that reflects “the current trends in the automotive world.”
The American Automotive Association said the poll did not include the results of the survey, which was conducted March 16-18.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the results were similar to a poll conducted last year, when the public said the decorations would be replaced with new lights.
“There is a very good and important public opinion that the lights in car paraders should be of a more modern design that reflects the present and future trends in automotive technology,” said Jennifer Granick, an ACLU attorney.
The poll was conducted in a telephone survey of 1,004 adults, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The survey was conducted by Hart Research Associates from March 16 through 18.