Fact #418: April 3, 2006
Consumer Preference on Gasoline Tax vs. Fuel Economy Regulation
The New York Times conducted a poll last month asking consumers their preference between requiring manufacturers to produce energy efficient cars or imposing higher Federal gasoline taxes in order to reduce energy use and global warming. Overwhelmingly the consumers chose against the gasoline tax in favor of requiring manufacturers to make fuel-efficient vehicles.
|Share of Respondents|
|Mandate more energy efficient cars||87%|
|Federal tax on gasoline||8%|
|No opinion/Don't know||5%|