58% Say It’s Possible To End U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil

Voters are more optimistic than ever that the United States can completely end its dependence on oil imports, although most still think the country is not doing enough to develop its own resources.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States does enough to develop its own gas and oil resources. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but that’s down from 65% in September and is the lowest level of pessimism measured since 2011. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. 58% say it’s possible to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil

The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 25-26, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports.