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/WomanTrend for The New American Energy Opportunity Foundation (NAEOF) Nationwide Survey of 801 Registered Voters TOPLINE Field Dates: August 14-18, 2012 Margin of Error: + 3.5% Percentages may not add up due to rounding. A. Are you currently registered to vote at your current address? 100% YES, REGISTERED B. Gender (RECORDED BY OBSERVATION) 48% 52% MALE FEMALE

C. Region (RECORD FROM SAMPLE) (NATIONWIDE ONLY) 4% 13% 15% 7% 20% 7% 12% 8% 16% NEW ENGLAND MID-ATLANTIC EAST NORTH CENTRAL WEST NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH ATLANTIC EAST SOUTH CENTRAL WEST SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAIN PACIFIC

D. To ensure we talk with a mix of different people, which of the following ranges includes your current age? (READ LIST) 7% 12% 17% 19% 17% 26% * 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)
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E. And how would you describe your racial or ethnic background? (READ LIST): 74% 14% 6% 2% 3% 2% WHITE/CAUCASIAN BLACK/AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISPANIC/LATINO ASIAN OTHER (VOLUNTEERED) DON’T KNOW/REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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1. To begin, I will read you a pair of statements about energy, which powers many aspects of everyday life. Please tell me which one you agree with more. (PROBED: And do you strongly or somewhat agree more with (person 1/person 2)? (ROTATED STATEMENTS) Person 1: America is in a period of energy scarcity and crisis. Person 2: America is in a period of energy opportunity and abundance. 44% 22% 22% 50% 24% 26% 5% 1% AGREE PERSON 1 (NET) STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 1 SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 1 AGREE PERSON 2 (NET) SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 2 STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 2 DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

ATTITUDES TOWARDS ENERGY POLICIES I will now read you a list of facts and policies related to energy. For each one please tell me if you (ROTATED) support or oppose that policy. ASKED AFTER EACH: And do you strongly (support/oppose) or somewhat (support/oppose) that policy? (ROTATED 2-5) 2. Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking is a process that uses water to get oil and natural gas located in tight shale rock one to two miles beneath the earth. Do you (ROTATED) support or oppose this method of energy production? 54% 28% 26% 34% 11% 23% 11% * SUPPORT (NET) STRONGLY SUPPORT SOMEWHAT SUPPORT OPPOSE (NET) SOMEWHAT OPPOSE STRONGLY OPPOSE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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3. Leasing more federal land for energy exploration and development. 67% 37% 30% 29% 12% 17% 4% SUPPORT (NET) STRONGLY SUPPORT SOMEWHAT SUPPORT OPPOSE (NET) SOMEWHAT OPPOSE STRONGLY OPPOSE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

4. Increasing domestic oil and natural gas production here in the U.S. 86% 65% 21% 12% 5% 7% 2% * SUPPORT (NET) STRONGLY SUPPORT SOMEWHAT SUPPORT OPPOSE (NET) SOMEWHAT OPPOSE STRONGLY OPPOSE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

5. Using hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to fund private alternative energy companies, like those producing wind and solar energy. 53% 28% 25% 44% 14% 30% 3% * SUPPORT (NET) STRONGLY SUPPORT SOMEWHAT SUPPORT OPPOSE (NET) SOMEWHAT OPPOSE STRONGLY OPPOSE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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6. I’m now going to give you some more information on Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking. It is a process that uses water to get oil and natural gas located in tight shale rock far below the surface of the earth. (ROTATED SENTENCE ORDER, NUMBERS NOT READ) 1) It has been used safely in the U.S. for 60 years. 2) Half of current domestic energy production is a result of fracking. 3) 85% of current domestic drilling uses fracking. 4) Fracking has contributed to the decrease in natural gas prices – the price has fallen over 60% since 2006. What is the most memorable thing from the information I just shared with you? (VOLUNTEERED LIST) 30% 29% 10% 5% 5% 4% 9% 9% FRACKING CONTRIBUTED TO DECREASE IN NATURAL GAS PRICES 60% SINCE 2006 FRACKING HAS BEEN USED SAFELY IN THE U.S. FOR 60 YEARS 85% OF CURRENT DOMESTIC DRILLING USING FRACKING HALF OF CURRENT DOMESTIC ENERGY PRODUCTION IS A RESULT OF FRACKING OTHER ALL OF IT IS MEMORABLE NOTHING IS MEMORABLE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE

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7. I will now read you a pair of statements about the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada through the United States to refiners in Texas. Please tell me which one you agree with more. (PROBED: And do you strongly or somewhat agree more with (person 1/person 2)? (ROTATED STATEMENTS) Person 1: The U.S. State Department estimates the pipeline would create over 5,000 jobs and an independent report estimated the pipeline could supply 5% of our country’s energy needs. We should build the Keystone Pipeline. Person 2: The Keystone Pipeline may harm the environment and does not decrease our dependence on oil. We should not build the Keystone Pipeline. 61% 42% 18% 35% 11% 23% 4% 1% AGREE PERSON 1 (NET) STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 1 SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 1 AGREE PERSON 2 (NET) SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 2 STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 2 DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

Please tell me whether you (ROTATED) agree or disagree with each of the following statements. And is that STRONGLY or just SOMEWHAT agree/disagree? 8. “Increasing domestic energy production in the U.S. would reduce the price we pay for gas, heating fuel and other energy.” 77% 47% 30% 19% 9% 11% 4% * AGREE (NET) STRONGLY AGREE SOMEWHAT AGREE DISAGREE (NET) SOMEWHAT DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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9. “An affordable, abundant domestic energy supply in the U.S. is key to improving our overall economy and creating jobs.” PROBED: And do you strongly or somewhat (agree/disagree)? 87% 60% 27% 11% 7% 4% 2% AGREE (NET) STRONGLY AGREE SOMEWHAT AGREE DISAGREE (NET) SOMEWHAT DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

10. “Increasing domestic energy production would reduce our reliance on foreign oil sources and help our national security.” 87% 64% 23% 11% 5% 6% 2% * AGREE (NET) STRONGLY AGREE SOMEWHAT AGREE DISAGREE (NET) SOMEWHAT DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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11. On a scale of 1 to 10 where “1” means “completely disagree” and “10” means completely agree, how much do you agree with the statement “I would welcome American oil and natural gas companies coming into my area to develop energy resources if it were proved that it would create local jobs and help the local economy.” 15% 9% 2% 4% 32% 3% 10% 8% 11% 52% 13% 6% 33% 1% * DISAGREE (NET) 1- COMPLETELY DISAGREE 2 3 NEUTRAL (NET) 4 5 6 7 AGREE (NET) 8 9 10- COMPLETELY AGREE DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY (ROTATED 12 AND 13) 12. (PROBED: And do you strongly or somewhat agree more with (person 1/person 2)? (ROTATED STATEMENTS) Person 1: Alternative energy sources can now produce enough energy to power our entire lives at a reasonable cost – we do not need to continue using oil and natural gas. Person 2: Alternative energy sources may be important to develop as a back-up power source for the future, but it cannot now meet all of our energy needs at a reasonable cost – we still need oil and natural gas. 19% 11% 9% 76% 25% 51% 4% * AGREE PERSON 1 (NET) STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 1 SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 1 AGREE PERSON 2 (NET) SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 2 STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 2 DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

13. (PROBED: And do you strongly or somewhat agree more with (person 1/person 2)? (ROTATED STATEMENTS) Person 1: Alternative energy sources like wind and solar power are good ideas, but they are too expensive and I can’t afford them. Person 2: It is important we start using alternative energy sources like wind and solar power and I am personally willing to pay more to use them. 45% 28% 17% 52% 20% 32% 3% 1% AGREE PERSON 1 (NET) STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 1 SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 1 AGREE PERSON 2 (NET) SOMEWHAT AGREE PERSON 2 STRONGLY AGREE PERSON 2 DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)
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POLITICAL CURRENCY (ROTATED QUESTIONS 14-15) 14. (ROTATED CANDIDATES) Candidate A says the focus of U.S. energy policy should be to maximize the speed at which alternative energy can completely replace oil and natural gas. Candidate A wants to limit the new development of oil and natural gas in the United States. Candidate B says the focus of U.S. energy policy should be to maximize domestic energy production from all sources including oil and natural gas. Candidate B supports the increased development of oil and natural gas in the United States. 28% 15% 12% 67% 24% 43% 5% 1% CANDIDATE A (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE A SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE A CANDIDATE B (NET) SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE B MUCH MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE B DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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15. (ROTATED CANDIDATES) Candidate A says speeding up development of alternative energy is important enough for the government to artificially raise the price of oil and natural gas to encourage development and use of alternatives. Developing renewable energy is important enough for the government to help its progress through taxpayer funded loans to private companies. Candidate B says alternative energy is important but the government should not artificially raise the price of oil and natural gas to make alternatives economically viable. Developing renewable energy is important but the government should not be able to pick winners and losers in the market place. 22% 14% 8% 74% 22% 52% 4% 1% CANDIDATE A (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE A SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE A CANDIDATE B (NET) SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE B MUCH MORE LIKELY CANDIDATE B DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

16. Which of the following do you prefer? (ROTATED STATEMENTS) And do you greatly or somewhat prefer that one? A: A society with a larger government, more government services but a smaller economy and fewer jobs OR B: A society with a larger economy and more jobs but smaller government and fewer government services. 16% 9% 7% 70% 18% 52% 7% 4% 2% PREFER A (NET) GREATLY PREFER A SOMEWHAT PREFER A PREFER B (NET) SOMEWHAT PREFER B GREATLY PREFER B NEITHER (VOLUNTEERED) DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)
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17. Which of the following do you think come from placing restrictions on the development of American oil and natural gas here in the U.S.? You may select all that apply. (READ LIST, ALLOWED MULTIPLE RESPONSES) 40% 31% 29% 27% 24% 19% 5% 9% 2% DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN NATIONS FOR ENERGY HIGHER GAS AND ENERGY PRICES FEWER AMERICAN JOBS LOWER TAX REVENUE FROM THE OIL AND GAS COMPANIES POOR ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ALL OF THE ABOVE (VOLUNTEERED) NONE OF THE ABOVE (VOLUNTEERED) DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

MESSAGE TESTING I will now read you a series of statements. For each one, tell me if it makes you more or less likely to support increased development of domestic oil and natural gas. ASKED AFTER EACH: And does that make you much (more/less) likely to support or somewhat (more/less) likely to support. (ROTATED GROUPS OF QUESTIONS; ROTATED QUESTIONS WITHIN GROUPS) GROUP A 18. “Thanks to technological innovation, the total amount of recoverable oil in the United States, including offshore, has increased from 140 billion in 2000 to 1.44 trillion in 2011 – a greater than 1000% increase. However, over 90 percent of that supply is currently blocked from development by the federal government.” 50% 29% 21% 39% 19% 21% 9% 1% MORE LIKELY (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY LESS LIKELY (NET) SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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19. “A recent study concluded that opening up all offshore areas for oil and natural gas development currently closed by the federal government would create 1.1 million new jobs.” 69% 46% 23% 26% 11% 15% 3% 1% GROUP B 20. “In the last five years the United States has reduced the share of oil it imports from 66% to 44%, in large part through technology advances like hydraulic fracturing.” 69% 35% 34% 23% 12% 11% 7% 1% MORE LIKELY (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY LESS LIKELY (NET) SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED) MORE LIKELY (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY LESS LIKELY (NET) SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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21. “The switch from coal to natural gas use for electricity made possible by fracking is a significant reason the United States has lowered its carbon emissions from its energy sector by 9% since in just five years.” 70% 35% 35% 23% 13% 10% 6% 1% GROUP C 22. “Despite increasing gasoline costs, new Federal lands leased for oil and natural gas development have decreased from 12 million acres 25 years ago to just under 2 million acres today. In addition to more energy, opening up federal lands would bring in hundreds of billions of revenue for the Federal Government.” 61% 32% 29% 32% 16% 16% 5% 1% MORE LIKELY (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY LESS LIKELY (NET) SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED) MORE LIKELY (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY LESS LIKELY (NET) SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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23. “Federal land leasing for energy production is down 50% from the level it was at under President Bill Clinton.” 56% 27% 29% 31% 17% 14% 11% 2% POLITICAL 24. If the election for President of the United States were held today and the candidates were (ROTATED) Democrat Barack Obama with running mate Joe Biden and Republican Mitt Romney with running mate Paul Ryan for whom would you vote? (PROBED THOSE WHO SAY OBAMA OR ROMNEY: AND WOULD THAT BE DEFINITELY OR PROBABLY FOR [INSERT CANDIDATE]?) (PROBED THOSE WHO SAY UNDECIDED: TOWARD WHICH CANDIDATE DO YOU LEAN?) 43% 37% 4% 2% 45% 4% 5% 35% 7% 2% 3% OBAMA (NET) DEFINITELY BARACK OBAMA PROBABLY BARACK OBAMA LEAN BARACK OBAMA ROMNEY (NET) LEAN MITT ROMNEY PROBABLY MITT ROMNEY DEFINITELY MITT ROMNEY HARD UNDECIDED (VOLUNTEERED) OTHER (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED) MORE LIKELY (NET) MUCH MORE LIKELY SOMEWHAT MORE LIKELY LESS LIKELY (NET) SOMEWHAT LESS LIKELY MUCH LESS LIKELY DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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DEMOGRAPHICS 26. What is the last grade of formal education you completed? (READ LIST) 1% 17% 24% 33% 24% * LESS THAN HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SOME COLLEGE/VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COLLEGE GRADUATE POST GRADUATE DO NOT KNOW/REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

27. Which of the following best describes your current work status or occupation? (READ RESPONSES AND ACCEPT ONE ONLY, UNLESS RESPONDENT SAYS “STUDENT” AND ANOTHER CATEGORY) 50% 9% 5% 3% 2% 4% 24% 5% * FULL TIME WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME PART TIME WORK OUTSIDE OF THE HOME STAY AT HOME FULL TIME/ DO NOT WORK UNEMPLOYED/LOOKING FOR WORK UNEMPLOYED/NOT LOOKING FOR WORK STUDENT RETIRED OTHER REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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28. Regardless of whether or not you are registered to vote, in politics, do you generally consider yourself to be a (ROTATED) Republican, Independent, or Democrat? (If Republican or Democrat, ASKED: “Are you a strong (Republican/Democrat) or a not-so-strong (Republican/Democrat)?” (If Independent ASKED: “Which way do you lean towards, the Democratic or the Republican party?”) 39% 23% 8% 8% 18% 40% 7% 9% 24% 1% 3% REPUBLICAN (NET) STRONG REPUBLICAN NOT-SO-STRONG REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT LEANING REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT (NET) INDEPENDENT LEANING DEMOCRAT NOT-SO-STRONG DEMOCRAT STRONG DEMOCRAT OTHER (VOLUNTEERED) DON’T KNOW/REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

29. Regardless of how you feel now, for whom did you vote in the 2008 Presidential elections (ROTATED) Barack Obama, John McCain or Ralph Nader, or did you not have an opportunity to vote in those elections? 47% 40% * 1% 5% 2% 4% BARACK OBAMA JOHN MCCAIN RALPH NADAR OTHER DID NOT VOTE DO NOT KNOW/DON’T REMEMBER (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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30. Thinking for a moment about your social, economic, and political views…Do you consider yourself to be…? (READ AND ROTATED TOP TO BOTTOM AND BOTTOM TO TOP) 46% 20% 26% 26% 22% 14% 8% 2% 4% CONSERVATIVE (NET) VERY CONSERVATIVE SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE MODERATE LIBERAL (NET) SOMEWHAT LIBERAL VERY LIBERAL LIBERTARIAN DON’T KNOW/REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

31. And regarding your household’s annual income…Please tell me which of the following categories best describes your family’s total annual household income before taxes. (READ LIST) 9% 7% 7% 7% 8% 7% 8% 10% 23% 2% 12% LESS THAN $25,000 $25,000 TO $29,999 $30,000 TO $39,999 $40,000 TO $49,999 $50,000 TO $59,999 $60,000 TO $69,999 $70,000 TO $79,999 $80,000 TO $99,999 $100,000 OR HIGHER DO NOT KNOW (VOLUNTEERED) REFUSED (VOLUNTEERED)

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