The state-wide telephone poll, conducted for API by
Harris Poll among 601 registered voters in Alaska
also found that:
94 PERCENT of registered Alaska voters agree that
increased production of domestic oil and natural gas
resources could lead to more jobs in the U.S.
92 PERCENT say that increased production of domestic oil
and natural gas resources could help stimulate the economy.
91 PERCENT say that it is important to them to produce
more oil and natural gas here at home.
87 PERCENT say that increased production of domestic oil
and natural gas resources could help strengthen America’s
83 PERCENT say that they support increased production
of oil and natural gas resources located here in the U.S.
75 PERCENT say that producing more domestic oil and
natural gas could help lower energy costs for consumers.
API is the only national trade association representing all
facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports
9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.
Today’s poll shows strong majorities of Alaska voters
support more domestic oil and natural gas development,
regardless of party affiliation.
Perhaps more than any other state, Alaska
understands the connection between access to energy
resources and good public policy.
Alaskans recognize the possibilities for America’s economic
future. While the availability of affordable and reliable
domestic energy creates opportunity, success depends on
the policies created today.
— President and CEO of API Jack Gerard