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Questions - Gas Prices - April 30-May1, 2011

43% Say High Gas Prices Have Big Impact on Their Lifestyle
44% Favor Eliminating Federal Gas Tax For Now
72% Say $5-A-Gallon Gas Likely By July 1
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted April 30-May 1, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports



1* Compared to six months ago, are you paying more for a gallon of gas, less for a gallon of gas, or about the same amount?


2* Looking ahead six months, how likely is it that you will be paying more for a gallon of gas than you are paying today?


3* How likely is it that the price of gas will rise above $5 a gallon before July 1?


4* What is more to blame for higher gas prices—unrest in the Middle East, government regulations, speculators or something else?


5* Is there anything the government can do in the short-term to lower the price of gas?


6* Should the government eliminate the federal gasoline tax until gas prices come down?


7* Compared to a year ago, are you driving more, less, or about the same amount?


8* When deciding on the next vehicle you purchase, how important will gas prices be?


9* How much of an impact has the rising cost of gasoline had on your personal lifestyle?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence