National Adults
Has the higher cost of gasoline put a great deal of strain on your family budget, a moderate amount, not very much, or no strain at all?
A great deal A moderate amount Not very much No strain at all
Row % Row % Row % Row %
National Adults 37% 40% 12% 10%
Registered Voters 36% 42% 12% 10%
Party Identification^ Democrat 27% 45% 17% 11%
Republican 38% 45% 7% 11%
Independent 40% 39% 11% 10%
Tea Party Supporters^ 43% 43% 7% 7%
Political Ideology^ Liberal 22% 49% 19% 11%
Moderate 36% 44% 9% 10%
Conservative 44% 36% 10% 9%
Region Northeast 34% 37% 12% 16%
Midwest 40% 40% 13% 8%
South 41% 39% 12% 8%
West 32% 45% 13% 10%
Income Less $50,000 41% 38% 11% 10%
$50,000 to just under $100,000 39% 43% 14% 5%
$100,000 or more 24% 42% 12% 21%
Education Not college graduate 45% 36% 10% 9%
College graduate 26% 47% 15% 12%
Age Under 45 36% 43% 12% 9%
45 or older 38% 38% 13% 11%
Age 18 to 29 25% 48% 13% 13%
30 to 44 45% 38% 12% 5%
45 to 59 40% 39% 11% 11%
60 or older 36% 37% 15% 12%
Race White 38% 42% 11% 9%
African American 43% 34% 14% 9%
Latino 33% 37% 16% 14%
Gender Men 32% 45% 11% 12%
Women 43% 35% 14% 8%
Interview Type Landline 38% 40% 12% 10%
Cell Phone 37% 41% 12% 9%
McClatchy-Marist Poll National Adults Split Sample: Interviews conducted March 20th through 22nd, 2012, N=541 MOE +/- 4.5 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
^National Registered Voters: N=418 MOE +/- 5.0 percentage points. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.