A survey released last month shows two-thirds of Americans to see more development of U.S. oil and natural gas resources.
The Rasmussen Report conducted the survey nationally among likely voters. The poll found that 75 percent do not believe the country is sufficiently developing its own oil and natural gas resources. Fifty percent said they would rather see the country develop its domestic reserves than cut back on consumption.
One-in-two Americans are ready to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign oil. However, only 38% think the United States is even somewhat likely to reduce its dependence on foreign oil by the year 2025, a goal set by the president in an energy plan earlier this year.
The survey was conducted among 1,000 likely voters just days after 30 million barrels of stockpiled oil was released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.