Paying up at the pump fuels a lot of our travel, from vacation road-trips and business travel to the everyday commute. But filling up our vehicles has gotten a lot more expensive this year, with the average gas price increasing by nearly 70 cents per gallon since January. In light of this, we decided to see what Americans have to say about how gas prices affect where they go and how they get there.
WalletHub performed a nationally representative online survey, asking about everything from whether people consider the price of gas when making travel plans to how they decide where to fill up. You can find the complete results in the infographic below.
- 53% of Americans plan to buy less gas in 2022 compared to 2021.
- 70% of people consider the price of gas when making travel plans.
- 72% of Americans want rewards on gas more than any other type of travel purchase.
- 34% of Americans think each individual should have to take a test to get a credit card, just like a driver’s license.
- Almost 1 in 4 people would get a gas credit card if they could save at least $15 at the pump monthly.
- 55% of Americans choose where to get gas based on price.
- 141 million people dislike high gas prices more than bad traffic.
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|Who do you blame most for high gas prices?|
|How important is the price of gas in your daily life?|
|Not important at all||9%|
|Do you consider the price of gas when making travel plans?|
|If you got to earn rewards on only one of the following types of purchases, what would it be?|
|Should people have to take a test to get a credit card (like a driver’s license)?|
|How do you choose where you’ll get gas?|
|Is it worth getting a gas station credit card?|
|How much would you need to save at the pump to get a gas credit card?|
|$30 per month||32%|
|$50 per month||23%|
|$15 per month||23%|
|$75+ per month||22%|
|Do you plan on buying more or less gas in 2022 versus 2021?|
|Which do you dislike more?|
|High gas prices||55%|
Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.