Just 34% Of Americans Don’t Think Country’s Energy Situation ‘Very Serious’: Tracker

  • The finding are part of a Gallup tracker poll released Monday.
  • The 34% who didn’t find the energy situation “very serious” is down 10% from last year, when motorists were paying historically high gas prices.
  • In addition to the 34% of U.S. adult respondents who say the energy situation is very serious, 51% describe it as “fairly serious,” and 14% said it is “not at all serious.” The latter two readings increased by five and four percentage points, respectively, since last year.
  • While gas prices are lower than last year’s, they are re-approaching $5 a gallon at the pump, with U.S. companies saying such rises are largely the results of changes in the global market and the push toward renewable energy will rely a lot on resources from global competitor China.
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