U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #408: January 23, 2006
Perceptions on Energy Reduction
Many people think they have more control over reducing the amount of energy used in their homes than reducing the amount of fuel used in their vehicles, according to a recent survey. The graph below shows that as the level of education increases, a larger share of respondents believe that they have more control over reducing the amount of energy used in their vehicles.
Question: Do you think you have more control over reducing the amount of fuel you consume with your vehicle or do you think you have more control over reducing the amount of energy you consume in your home?
Have more control of reducing motor fuel for vehicle or energy used in home:
||Some High School
||High School Graduate
Source: Opinion Research Corporation, survey for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, conducted October 28, 2005. N=1,000.
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