The Effects of Gasoline Costs On U.S. Residents 50+

The purpose of this research was to compile data on how rising gasoline costs may be affecting the people of the United States who are age 50 and older. A telephone survey was conducted with 1,069 individuals age 50 and older. Results of the survey describe impacts on daily driving, vacations, savings, visits to family and friends, and use of public transit and walking. Other results detailed include the relationship between income level and impacts on an individual regarding the need to limit food, prescription drugs, telecommunications and medical services; age differences within the 50 and over age group; and pre-Hurricane Katrina versus post-Hurricane Katrina responses.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 2005 5:06PM