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With gasoline prices rising and prompting President Obama to address the issue in a speech in Florida on February 23, Americans expect prices to continue to hike up, according to a recent survey.
The Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) Survey found that 62 percent of Americans expect a gallon of gasoline to be $5 or more within the next five years. Eight in ten Americans said that the country’s dependence on foreign oil was either a “crisis” or “major problem” and that the cost had become a “burden.”
Findings from the survey include:
The AEE online survey of 1,004 adults was conducted from Dec. 6 through Dec. 7, 2011, by JZ Analytics. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points. The survey was designed by AEE staff with fieldwork done by JZ Analytics. Full survey results are available upon request.