Survey finds that most Americans want - and can identify - biofuels

The latest poll on Americans' attitudes about biofuels is out and guess what, biofuels are an important issue to most people. The survey, conducted for the Biotechnology Industry Organization by Harris Interactive, found that 80 percent of U.S. adults "strongly or somewhat agree that national and state governments are not doing enough to promote production of biofuels". So, extrapolate from that and you see that political candidates who do promote biofuels could pick up some votes here and there. Just one more reason why promoting ethanol is so easy for politicians these days.

Another result from the study goes against the idea that shoppers value price above all. Harris found that 69 percent of respondents said they would use American-made biofuels even if these fuels cost slightly more than conventional gas. Even more exciting: 57 percent of U.S. adults "were able to correctly define biofuels as fuel made from agricultural crops or plant matter". We're on to something here.

[Source: Biotechnology Industry Organization]

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