Survey Finds Majority of Americans Believe Fuel-Efficiency is Patriotic

66 percent of participants in the survey said they agreed that driving vehicles that require less fuel to run was patriotic, since it could help reduce the US dependency on Mideast crude.

Published: 19-Mar-2005

Most Americans believe it is patriotic to buy a fuel-efficient vehicle to help wean their country off Middle Eastern oil, according to a new poll released on March 17, 2005.

Some 66 percent of participants in the survey said they agreed that driving vehicles that require less fuel to run was patriotic, since it could help reduce the US dependency on Mideast crude.

The survey, conducted for the nonpartisan Civil Society Institute think tank, also showed that 57 percent of self-described conservatives considered the purchase of a fuel-efficient vehicle an act of patriotism.

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