EnergyIQSurvey

www.energytomorrow.org | June 2009

The following is a series of questions on energy issues. Please choose the answer that you think is most correct. Only if you are unable to provide an educated guess should you select the “not sure” option.
Base=All qualified respondents Respondents: 1,298 United States Adults, Ages 18+

Q1.

How much more energy is the United States going to need in the next 20 years?

09
Answers

Source: Energy Information Administration, AEO 2009 Table A1. Total N=1298

0 to 5% 6% to 10% 11% to 15% 16% to 21% Not sure Q2.

1% 5% 11% 50% 33%

According to 2008 government projections, about what percent of global energy demand in 2030 will be met by fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal?
Source: Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

25% 45% 65% 85% Not sure

16% 18% 17% 10% 38%

Q3.

Assuming huge increases in alternative energy sources, what percentage of the U.S. energy demand will be met by oil and natural gas in 2030?
Source: Energy Information Administration, AEO 2009 Table A1. Total N=1298 Answers

Q6.

In 2008, what percent of oil and natural gas the United States consumed was produced in North America?
Source: Department of Energy, Petroleum Supply Monthly and Natural Gas Monthly, March 2009. Total N=1298 Answers

0 to 15% 16% to 30% 31% to 45% 46% to 60% Not sure

6% 22% 19% 16% 37%

Less than 35% 35% to 50% 51% to 65% 66% to 80% Not sure Q7.

42% 15% 9% 5% 29%

Q4.

In 2008, which of the following countries was the largest U.S. supplier of imported oil?
Source: Department of Energy Petroleum Monthly, February 2009. Total N=1298 Answers

What percentage of oil imports could be displaced if oil and natural gas companies were allowed to produce resources off the U.S. coasts?
Source: Department of Energy, Petroleum Supply Monthly, February 2009. ICF International study. Total N=1298 Answers

Saudi Arabia Canada Venezuela China Not sure Q5.

53% 12% 13% 2% 20%

Less than 10% 10% to 15% 16% to 20% 21% to 30% Not sure Q8.

11% 11% 17% 23% 37%

In 2008, what percent of oil the United States consumed came from the Persian Gulf countries?
Source: Department of Energy Petroleum Monthly, February 2009. Total N=1298 Answers

How much do oil companies pay in income taxes as a share of their income?
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2007 Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers, December 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

Less than 15% 15% to 30% 31% to 45% 46% to 60% Not sure

7% 20% 19% 26% 28%

Less than 15% 15% to 30% 31% to 45% 46% to 65% Not sure

31% 17% 9% 4% 38%

Q9.

How much did the oil and natural gas industry pay in taxes over the past 3 years?
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2007 Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers, December 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

Q12.

In 2008, the price of crude oil accounted for what percentage of gasoline prices at the pump?
Source: http://tonto.Energy Information Administration. Department of Energy.gov/oog/info/gdu/gaspump.html, January-December 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

Less than $100 billion $100 to less than $200 billion $200 to less than $300 billion $300 billion or more Not sure Q10.

25% 11% 10% 11% 43%

0 to 20% 21% to 40% 41% to 60% 61% to 80% Not sure Q13.

11% 21% 23% 15% 31%

How much did federal, state and local governments receive in 2008 from the oil and natural gas industry from revenues and bonus bids to lease offshore areas for energy exploration?
Source: United States Department of the Interior, http://mms.gov/ooc/press/2008/pressDOI1120.htm. Total N=1298 Answers

In 2008, federal, state and local taxes accounted for what percentage of gasoline prices at the pump?
Source: http://tonto.Energy Information Administration. Department of Energy.gov/oog/info/gdu/gaspump.html, January-December 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

Less than $10 billion $10 to less than $20 billion $20 to less than $30 billion $30 to less than $40 billion Not sure Q11.

14% 12% 13% 13% 49% Q14.

0 to 5% 6% to 10% 11% to 15% 16% to 20% Not sure

5% 16% 17% 34% 27%

In 2008, how many cents did the U.S. oil and natural gas industry earn on every dollar of sales?
Source: Oil Daily, March 5, 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

How many people in the United States are indirectly and directly employed by the oil and natural gas industry?
Source: BLS census of employment. Total N=1298 Answers

0 to 10 cents 11 to 20 cents 21 to 30 cents 31 to 40 cents Not sure

12% 12% 17% 24% 35%

Less than 1 million people 1 million to less than 5 million people 5 million to 8 million people More than 8 million people Not sure

14% 26% 15% 8% 37%

Q15.

What percentage of U.S. oil companies’ stocks are owned by pension plans and retirement accounts?
Source: SONECON Report: The Distribution of Ownership of U.S. Oil and Gas Companies, September 2007. Total N=1298 Answers

Q18.

Which of the following groups spent the most on zero and low-carbon technologies since 2000?
Source: T2 and Associates and CEE “Key Investments in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies by Energy Firms, Other Industry and the Federal Government,” May 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

0 to 15% 16% to 30% 31% to 45% 46% to 60% Not sure Q16.

11% 17% 17% 9% 46% Q19.

Federal government Oil and natural gas industry Other private industries Not sure

11% 23% 32% 34%

What percent of U.S. oil companies’ stocks are owned by corporate management?
Source: SONECON Report: The Distribution of Ownership of U.S. Oil and Gas Companies, September 2007. Total N=1298 Answers

What percent of the world’s proven oil reserves do U.S. oil companies control?
Source: Oil and Gas Journal, December 22, 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

0 to 5% 6% to 15% 16% to 25% More than 25% Not sure Q17.

5% 13% 14% 27% 41% Q20.

0 to less than 10% 10% to less than 20% 20% to less than 30% 30% to less than 40% Not sure

14% 25% 19% 9% 34%

From 2000 to 2007, U.S. oil and natural gas companies invested how many billions of dollars on emerging energy technologies in North America (such as biomass, wind, solar, alternative fuel vehicles, gas-to-liquids and oil shale)?
Source: T2 and Associates and CEE “Oil and Gas Industry Investments in Alternative Energy, Frontier Hydrocarbons and Advanced End-Use Technologies Update,” October 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

Where does ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. oil and natural gas company, rank in size among the world’s largest holders of oil reserves?
Source: Oil and Gas Journal, December 22, 2008. Total N=1298 Answers

$1 to less than $35 billion $35 to less than $65 billion $65 to less than $100 billion More than $100 billion Not sure

26% 16% 9% 8% 40%

Among the top 3 oil reserve holders Among 4th to 10th oil reserve holders Among 11th to 15th oil reserve holders Not among the top 15 largest oil reserve holders Not sure

28% 28% 7% 6% 31%

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