The Renewable Fuels Association released a nationwide survey today that indicates strong support for government involvement in the development of alternative fuels.
The results of the poll, conducted Jan. 8-9 by The Winston Group, 85% of respondents agreeing that the government should be involved in the development of alternative fuels and 84% agreeing that the government should provide incentives for alternative fuel production.
80% or more respondents also agreed that ethanol has an important role in weaning
A lower number of respondents - although, at 60%, still a majority - said they think ethanol also impacts the economies of states that are not traditionally farm states.
Only by realizing the production capacity of both grain-based and cellulosic ethanol can we meet the presidential and Congressional goals to reduce our foreign oil dependence," says Bob Dinneen, RFA President.
The poll with a margin of error of +/- 3.1% surveyed 1000 registered voters on January 8-9. The Winston Group is a national opinion research and strategy firm.
A complete look at the polling results including graphical representation of the findings can be found as http://www.ethanolrfa.org/objects/documents/932/ethanol_national_survey.pdf.