Our June 2013 public opinion poll gauged the consumer impacts of constantly fluctuating gas prices, revealing what Americans think is the solution: renewable fuel.
- 75% want more renewable fuel options at gas stations
- 3 in 5 blame the oil industry for high gas prices
- 73% favor the Renewable Fuel Standard
Read our infographic to learn more (click to enlarge):
Overwhelmingly, Americans think the nation should be using more renewable fuel (80%). What’s more, they support the one policy, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), that is making that happen (73%).
What volatile gas prices mean for consumers
- 55% of consumers said that if gas prices go up, they would be likely to take fewer road trips to visit friends and family
The new normal: unpredictable gas prices, brought to you by the oil industry
- 59% of consumers blame the oil industry for high gas prices
Consumers know they want less oil and more renewable fuel
- 75% of consumers want more renewable fuel options at gas stations
Environmentalists were even more critical of oil and even more supportive of renewable fuel
- 89% of environmentalists believe replacing oil with renewable fuel would benefit the environment
- 82% of environmentalists support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compared to 73% of the nation
Renewable fuel is a boon to national security
- 69% of Americans believe that replacing oil imports with renewable fuel production is “critical” to national security
- 87% of military households have a favorable opinion of the RFS compared to 80% of the nation
- 63% of people who are engaged in active military service or have served in the past blame oil companies for high bas prices compared to 59% of the nation
Support for renewable fuel and the RFS is bipartisan
- Liberals (83%), Moderates (76%), and Conservatives (60%) all support the Renewable Fuel Standard
For more information, read our press release here.