Fact #420: April 17, 2006
Driving Less Due to Gasoline Prices
Nearly half of the respondents in a survey conducted March 10-12, 2006, said they had cut back significantly on the amount they drive due to the higher cost of gasoline. Fifty-nine percent of those in households earning less than $50,000 said they had cut back on driving; thirty-six percent of those in households earning $50,000 or more said the same. Also in this survey, 57% of the respondents indicated they would seriously consider buying or leasing a fuel-saving hybrid car.
|Share of respondents answering "yes"|
|Households earning less than $50,000||59%|
|Household earning more than $50,000||36%|
Source: CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 10-12, N=1,001.