AAA survey finds American threshold for gas pricing is rising

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – When it comes to filling up at the pump, Americans appear to be changing their perception of what they consider “too expensive”.

According to AAA’s 2019 National Gas Price Survey, 50% of consumers think paying three dollars per gallon is too high. That’s an increase of 30 cents from last year, when half of consumers reported $2.70/gallon was too expensive.

This year’s price is also 50 cents higher than in 2016, when consumers thought $2.50 was too much to pay at the pump.

Nearly three quarters of survey respondents say they would make lifestyle changes to offset the increase prices at the pump, including combining errands or trips, driving less, reducing shopping or dining out, delaying major purchases, and driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

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(This story was originally published on June 6, 2019)

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