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Questions - Gas Prices - February 23-24, 2012

58% Say Free Market Competition Better Than Regulations At Controlling Gas Prices
63% Believe Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil More Important Than Low Gas Prices
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 23-24, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How likely is it that America will reduce its dependence on foreign oil by one-third by 2025?

2* What’s more likely to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil – free market competition or government subsidies and regulations?

3* What is more important, reducing the price of gasoline or reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil?

4* Is it possible for the United States to completely end its dependence on foreign oil?

5* Do rising gas prices accurately reflect market conditions, or do oil companies use bad news to gouge customers?

6* Some people say that the only way to reduce the price of gas is to reduce demand for oil. Is it possible to reduce the price of gas solely by reducing the amount of gas and oil that we consume?

7* Other people say that the only way to reduce the price of gas is to increase the supply of oil. Is it possible to reduce the price of gas solely by finding more sources of gas and energy?

8* What’s a better way to keep gas prices down - free market competition or government regulations?

9* Does the government regulate the oil industry too much or not enough? Or is the level of regulation about right?

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