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2016 NACS Consumer Fuels Report Surveys
Each month, we share topline survey responses from the 2016 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.

By NACS Published: 12/13/2016

Tags: Consumers; Gasoline; Prices


NACS conducts monthly consumer surveys to learn how consumers shop for fuel, what affects their buying decisions and what it means in a broader economic context.

Here are the topline survey responses from the 2016:

January
Consumer Optimism Stagnant Despite Gas Prices Falling Below $2
This survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,101 gas consumers nationally were surveyed December 7-11, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

February
Consumer Optimism Sinks Even as Gas Prices Fall
This survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,100 gas consumers nationally were surveyed February 2-5, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

March
Low Gas Prices Finally Driving Consumer Optimism Higher
This survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,101 gas consumers nationally were surveyed March 8-11, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

April
Drivers Expect Gas Prices to Rise; Highest Level Since May 2015
The survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,100 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck, or van at least once per month were surveyed April 5-7, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

May
Gas Prices Rise for Third Straight Month; Consumers Brace for Further Hikes
The NACS survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,109 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck or van at least once per month were surveyed May 3-6, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

NACS Summer Drive Survey (released May 24, 2016)
NACS commissioned Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates LLC to conduct 1,109 online interviews with adult Americans on May 3-6, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

June
Summer Gas Prices Continue to Rise, Yet Americans Remain Comfortable
The survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,100 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck or van at least once per month were surveyed June 7–10, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

July
Consumer Optimism on the Rise as Gas Prices Fall
The survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,101 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck or van at least once per month were surveyed July 5–8, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

August
Consumer Optimism Slumps Even as Gas Prices Fall
The survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,149 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck or van at least once per month were surveyed August 2-5, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

September
Consumers Not That Concerned Over Recent Gas Price Increases
NACS commissioned Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates LLC to conduct 1,100 online interviews with adult Americans on September 6-9, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

October
Consumer Sentiment Up Slightly as Americans Prepare for Upcoming Election
NACS commissioned Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates LLC to conduct 1,100 online interviews with adult Americans on October 5-7, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

November
Economic Optimism Hits Historic High—Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season
NACS commissioned Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates LLC to conduct 1,135 online interviews with adult Americans on November 15-18, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

December
U.S. Fuel Consumers in a Good Mood and Expect to Shop More Over the Holidays
NACS commissioned Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates LLC to conduct 1,124 online interviews with adult Americans on December 6-9, 2016.
View survey results here (PDF).

 

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