A report from the Consumer Federation of America
by Mark Cooper, Director of Research; and Jack Gillis, Director of Public Affairs
Excerpted from the Executive Summary:
Consumers clearly support requiring more miles per gallon. The Consumer Federation of America conducted a poll of 1000 adults in May 2012 with a margin of error of three percentage points. Respondents were asked a number of questions pertaining to fuel economy.
Top findings of our polling include:
‚Ä¢ Respondents overwhelmingly supported the view that the U.S. should reduce oil consumption. 88 percent said it is important, including 52 percent who said it is “very important.”
‚Ä¢ Consumers support the 55 mpg standard. Respondents were asked for reactions to the proposed 2025 standard of 55 mile per gallon for motor vehicles. Three quarters (74 percent) said it was a good idea.
‚Ä¢ Even if it meant a higher sticker price, consumer said they still support the standards.