Survey Results on Voters Support for Stricter Fuel Efficiency Standards

September 16, 2010

Voters strongly support requiring the auto industry to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars, pickup trucks, minivans, and SUVs. They also support -- in overwhelming numbers -- requiring the auto industry to increase the average fuel efficiency standard to 60 miles per gallon, a policy which they deem important for our country to act on now. Support for increased fuel efficiency is robust because voters believe achieving this standard is possible without undue cost and because they see increased efficiency as bringing along with it a variety of valuable benefits, including more jobs, less pollution, lower fuel costs, and reduced dependence on Middle East oil.