"It would be one thing if there were just a handful of more fuel-efficient cars available outside the U.S., but the reality is that our research turned up at least 129 car models for sale elsewhere at 35 mpg or better for combined city/highway purposes, including 86 rated at 40 mpg or better combined," said 40mpg.org
spokesperson Ailis Aaron.
According to 40mpg.org, this view is shared by 80 percent of independents, 73 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Democrats, with support for an "all hybrid" approach for U.S.
Additionally, 40mpg.org said the poll found that nearly three out of four Americans (73 percent) think that gasoline price hikes now make it "much more" or "somewhat more" important "that the federal government takes new steps to require higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and other vehicles."
According to 40mpg.org, fewer than one in five respondents (19 percent) said gas price hikes have had no impact on their thinking about fuel-efficiency standards.
Additionally, 40mpg.org said the poll found that four out of five Americas now think that "U.S.
Results for America organized the web-based 40mpg.org
campaign, which encourages higher fuel-efficiency standards for U.S.
Results for America, a project of the Newton, MA-based Civil Society Institute, recently announced the results of a new opinion poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation to launch 40mpg.org
, a new website which provides a forum for drivers to tell automakers and Congress that they support a federal fuel efficiency standard of 40 miles per gallon (mpg).