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What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large Majorities of North Carolina Voters Support Investments in Oil and Natural Gas and Offshore...

June 9, 2014



What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large Majorities of North Carolina Voters Support Investments in Oil and Natural Gas and Offshore Development

RALEIGH, N.C., June 9 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release:

Strong bipartisan majorities of registered North Carolina voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, according to a new poll unveiled by the North Carolina Petroleum Council.

"Strong majorities of North Carolina voters support more domestic oil and natural gas development, regardless of party affiliation," said David McGowan, executive director of the NCPC. "Forward-looking policies that allow the United States to capitalize on its bright energy future are imperative for this nation to realize its job creation and economic potential.

"The people of North Carolina get it; America's economic future, the availability of affordable and reliable energy, depends on the policies created today."

The state-wide telephone poll, conducted for the NCPC by Harris Poll among 600 registered voters in North Carolina also found that:

- 91 percent say that increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources could lead to more jobs in the U.S., with broad agreement across the political spectrum (87 percent of Democrats, 91 percent of Independents and 97 percent of Republicans).

- 90 percent say that increased development of the country's energy infrastructure is good for American consumers.

- 89 percent say that increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources could help stimulate the economy.

- 87 percent say that increased development of the country's energy infrastructure would help strengthen America's energy security.

- 81 percent say that producing more domestic oil and natural gas could benefit federal and state budgets through leases payments, royalty fees and other sources of revenue.

- 73 percent say that they support offshore drilling for domestic oil and natural gas resources.

NCPC is a division of API, which represents all segments of America's oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation's energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.

Methodology

The study was conducted May 14-17, 2014 by telephone by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute among 600 registered voters in North Carolina, with a sampling error of +/- 4%. A full methodology is available upon request.

"What America is Thinking on Energy Issues" is a public opinion series provided by API, offering data to inform policy discussions and ensure policymakers and others know Americans' perspectives on key energy issues.

Downloads

What America Is Thinking On Energy Issues - Access and Infrastructure: North Carolinahttp://www.api.org/~/media/Files/News/2014/14-June/What-America-Is-Thinking-Access-Infrastructure-May-2014-NC-IS.pdf

Slides: What America Is Thinking On Energy Issues - Access and Infrastructure in North Carolinahttp://www.api.org/~/media/Files/News/2014/14-June/What-America-Is-Thinking-Access-Infrastructure-May-2014-NC-Slides.pdf

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