51% Say U.S. Has Enough Shale Oil to Become World’s Largest Energy Producer
Monday, June 03, 2013
Voters place high importance on the United States becoming less dependent on foreign oil, and many believe the United States has the capability of achieving this goal and more. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 92% of Likely Voters believe it’s at least somewhat important for the United States to become less dependent on oil imports. That includes 64% who believe this is a Very Important goal. Just six percent (6%) say it’s not important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 29-30, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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