Third Energy IQ Survey: Americans Underestimate Role of Oil and Gas

June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

Everybody in the oil patch needs to read this!

Comparing the results to last year’s survey, respondents showed a continued misunderstanding on key issues such as the significance of North American oil and natural gas resources, the number of people employed by the oil and natural gas industry in the U.S., and the amount of taxes the industry pays every year.

“The American public wants to believe there is a silver bullet answer to our energy challenges despite what government experts predict,” said Jim Hoskins, senior vice president for Harris Interactive. “Americans have become more aware of how current policies limit increased domestic production but they also continue to subscribe to common, yet critical, misperceptions regarding how the industry operates and the energy we’ll need to meet growing demand.”

Full Press Release:

Survey Questions and Results:

Now, knowing how little the US populace understands about our business, and knowing how their representatives in Congress need to keep them happy, how are you personally going to rectify this situation? What is your company going to do to educate them about our important role in their lives? Your answer could mean life or death for the oil and gas industry!

Love, Jeanne


Entry filed under: Education, Heard & Noted, News Flash, Surveys.

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