Wednesday, June 25, 2014
As the chaos continues in Iraq, most Americans are reporting higher gas prices and expect to pay even more in the near future. But they also tend to think higher fuel costs will be the result of oil companies using the political crisis as an excuse to drive up prices rather than due to an actual reduction in oil output.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults are paying more for a gallon of gas compared to six months ago. Just three percent (3%) say they are paying less for gas, while 23% report paying about the same amount. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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