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65% Don't Think U.S. Does Enough to Develop Its Energy Resources

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Most voters continue to believe the United States could be doing more to develop its own energy resources and are closely divided over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.   

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States does enough to develop its own gas and oil resources.  Sixty-five percent (65%) say the United States does not do enough, but that's down from a high of 76% in March 2011. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 10-11, 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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