New data from the polling firm Public Opinion Strategies shows that 78% of Americans support increasing the use of ethanol and two-thirds of Americans support the increased use of biofuels in general. Additional results show that 91% of Americans feel the country is facing an energy crisis and 53% believe we should diversify our energy supply by utilizing alternative energy sources like ethanol.
Polling results from Phoenix Marketing International earlier this year showed that more than 90% of Americans would prefer a flexible fuel vehicle (FFV), one capable of running on gasoline and ethanol blends up to 85% (E85). A recent study done by
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"Taken out of context, polling results can have very little meaning," says Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen. "But given the climate in this country and the extensive interest we have seen in ethanol and renewable fuels, it is clear that this data demonstrates the growing desire of American drivers for cleaner-burning, domestically-produced ethanol."
The poll was conducted for the Energy Future Coalition.