Of the 15-hundred Canadians who took part in a national survey, 56 per cent are willing to support a federal or provincial government-funded rural bus service.
Results from the Angus Reid poll came as Greyhound is shutting down most of its operations in Western Canada with the exception of a Vancouver to Seattle route.
44 per cent of respondents believe the private-sector will fill the void if demand exists.
Participants were asked if they ever took a Greyhound bus, and 54 per cent said they have, but only 5 per cent said they would be personally affected.
Greyhound blames a drop in ridership, among other things, for the move, which will affect roughly 2-million customers.