Survey: Majority want U.S. to cut dependence on oil

05/18/2010 |

A new poll by the Consumer Federation of America shows that most Americans believe the country must reduce its dependence on oil. A late March survey paid for by the CFA and conducted by Opinion Research found that 87% of respondents believe it is "important that the country reduce its consumption of oil," while 54% said this is very important. The data "strongly suggest that the American public is getting very close to the point, if they're not already there, where they are prepared to support radical measures to break our nation's dependence on oil and oil imports," said Jack Gillis, CFA director of public affairs.

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