Oil and Gas

CFA Fact Sheet on Consumer Concern about Oil Imports and Gas Prices and Support for 60 MPG

CFA poll finds record concern about gas prices and oil imports.

  • 79% of respondents said they were “very concerned” (5 on a 1-5 scale) about future gas prices
  • This is the highest percentage of “very concerned” Americans since the Consumer Federation of America first started its regular polling on this issue in 2005— a time period that has featured US military involvement in the Mid-East and 2008’s oil price spike
  • In 10 previous surveys, the “very concerned” group ranged from 47% to 75%
  • In the poll, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, 90% of Americans expressed some level of concern about future gas prices