CALL/Rising gas prices


October 05, 1990

Callers to yesterday's SUNDIAL overwhelmingly believe that the oil companies are profiteering by raising gasoline prices dramatically as a result of the crisis in the Persian Gulf.

Readers of The Evening Sun ,by 374 to 61, thought the gas price increase was unfair.

Yesterday The Evening Sun asked its readers what they thought about gas prices and just how much they would be willing to pay before they changed their gasoline consumption habits.

When asked if they would drive less if gasoline were $1.50 a gallon, 217 said they would and 213 said they would not. If gasoline went to $1.75 a gallon, 292 said they would drive less while 200 said they would not. If the price reached $2.00 a gallon, 330 callers said they would then drive less and 98 callers said they would not.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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