Vast Majority Don't Believe U.S. Doing Enough to Develop Oil and Gas Resources

Posted: Jun 30, 2011 1:48 PM

A new Rasmussen Report shows 75 percent of Americans believe the U.S. isn't doing enough to develop it's oil and gas resources. The report also shows Americans support development more than limits on use of oil of gas.

Most voters continue to feel America needs to do more to develop domestic gas and oil resources. They also still give the edge to finding new sources of oil over reducing gas and oil consumption.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that just 19% believe the United States does enough to develop its own gas and oil resources. Seventy-five percent (75%) do not think the country is doing enough in this area.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters say, when given the choice, that increasing the supply of oil by finding new sources is a better energy policy than reducing demand by cutting gas and oil consumption. Forty-two percent (42%) believe reducing the demand for oil is the better energy policy.

Drill, baby, drill.