According to the study, 66 percent of respondents indicated they are driving less as a result of higher gas costs, up seven points from March’s 59 percent. Furthermore, the majority of Americans (57%) say the rising cost of petrol has influenced their vacation plans, while just over one-third (36%) say it hasn’t.

Rising fuel costs are a severe concern for 82 percent of respondents, with 60 percent saying they are a very serious one. Since March, these findings haven’t altered much.

Rising gas prices are a very serious concern for more Republicans (75%) than Democrats (51%) or those not connected with either major party (57%) in their personal budget.

More Republicans (71 percent) than Democrats (51 percent) or unaffiliated (both 51 percent) say the increased price of fuel has influenced their summer vacation plans. Republicans are also more likely to claim they have reduced their driving due to rising gas prices.

The study comes as gas prices in the United States set a new high on Thursday. According to AAA, ordinary petrol prices have increased by $0.25 in the previous week and $0.64 cents in the last month. 

Gas prices in 20 states have already surpassed $5.00 per gallon. To put things in perspective, the average price of petrol in November 2020 was roughly $2.20, rising by more than $1.00 the following year.

The national average price of petrol has now surpassed $5.00, according to GasBuddy.

The Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 individuals in the United States was conducted on June 1-2, 2022, and has a margin of error of +/- 3%.

According to a late March Quinnipiac University poll, rising gas costs are hurting Americans’ daily routines, with one-third saying they are cutting back on food to save money on petrol.