Sunday, July 27, 2008

75% favor drilling

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Thinking now about the energy situation, please tell me if you favour or oppose the following ways to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil and make the United States more energy independent.


Favour

Oppose

Don’t Know

Increasing drilling for oil in the United States immediately

75%

20%

5%

Increasing offshore drilling in U.S. coastal areas

71%

23%

6%

Drilling for oil in a small area of the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge

56%

38%

6%

Reducing the speed limit on interstate highways to 55 miles per hour

43%

52%

5%

Rationing gasoline and oil

28%

64%

8%

Increasing the federal tax on gasoline

14%

82%

4%

Source: Opinion Dynamics / Fox News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 900 registered American voters, conducted on Jul. 22 and Jul. 23, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.