Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18612
 
1How high do gasoline prices have to be to cause you cut down on the amount of driving you do?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Have Cut Down42%47%38%51%37%42%35%44%39%43%22%47%**43%41%41%
$3.5019%17%22%12%24%21%24%17%23%20%25%4%**19%21%20%
$3.758%6%11%4%10%12%9%7%10%7%33%0%**10%5%8%
$4.0018%19%18%19%19%16%17%19%17%18%1%42%**16%20%21%
$4.252%2%1%4%1%0%1%2%1%2%0%6%**2%1%3%
$4.502%1%3%4%2%1%1%3%1%2%0%0%**4%0%0%
More3%5%1%1%4%5%3%3%4%3%7%0%**4%2%1%
No Price4%4%4%5%4%2%4%5%3%4%13%0%**1%9%2%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%0%0%5%0%3%1%0%1%**1%1%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%28%22%18%60%40%85%5%6%4%51%33%16%
 
 
2Have higher gas prices caused you to think seriously about buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes55%60%50%62%63%53%31%63%44%53%74%53%**59%46%60%
No38%35%42%31%33%42%54%32%48%39%21%46%**36%45%31%
Not Sure7%5%8%7%4%4%14%6%9%7%6%1%**5%9%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%28%22%18%60%40%85%5%6%4%51%33%16%
 
 
3Have higher gas prices caused you to cut back significantly on your household spending?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes57%57%57%46%73%59%48%59%55%56%69%52%**53%64%56%
No38%39%37%50%24%38%41%38%39%39%23%47%**43%33%35%
Not Sure4%4%5%4%3%3%10%3%6%5%9%1%**4%4%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%28%22%18%60%40%85%5%6%4%51%33%16%
 
 
4Do you think the price of gasoline will ever drop below $3.00 a gallon?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes38%40%37%36%32%44%46%34%45%40%29%39%**43%36%28%
No57%56%58%61%64%49%49%62%49%55%63%61%**53%59%66%
Not Sure5%4%5%3%4%7%5%4%6%5%9%0%**4%5%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%32%28%22%18%60%40%85%5%6%4%51%33%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.