The survey that was presented to the class dealt with gasoline prices, and the way in which they are changing in today’s society. The questionnaire was created using a special questionnaire program, under a University of Scranton web address. Ten different questions were asked, all but one being a yes/no answer. The following chart is an overview of the answers that were received back from twenty different students - ten girls and ten boys.
As the chart legend shows, the red responses are target to the girls, while the blue responses target the boys. As the results show, the first question asked, "do you have access to a car in which you are responsible for gas." Out of ten girls, eight had a car, and out of ten boys, seven had a car in which they were responsible for. This statistic is accurately correct for the time that a student lives at home and is driving his/her car. These statistics do change for the time when a student is living at school and do not have his/her car with them.
One important question that was asked in the Gas Prices Questionnaire was a question that asked, "Do you think this is a fair price for gas? This questionnaire dealt with only college age students between the ages of eight-teen and twenty-three. This questionnaire was handed out to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors at the University of Scranton. This was done to gain more factual statistics then with only dealing with one age. These are the results that were seen when young men and women were asked this question:
As this chart shows, the purple determines the yes answers, while the green line portrays the negative answers. According to this chart, six out of ten girls thought this was a fair price. Of the boys, only four out of the ten think that gas prices today are fair.
This question reveals what students today really feel. The surveyor thought these results would be much higher to the extent that college students think that gas prices should be lowered.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is
an organization dedicated to the stability and prosperity of
our petroleum market. OPEC membership is open to any country
which is a substantial exporter of oil. Also, this country
must share and abide by the rules and regulations of the
OPEC code. Currently, OPEC has eleven countries as members
and they supply more then forty percent of the world’s oil
to countries all around the world.
According to the chart that is shown above, the
question that was asked in the survey was, "Do you know what
OPEC does?" Out of the students I surveyed, five out of ten
girls say they know what OPEC does, and four out of ten guys
said they know what OPEC does.
OPEC is a very important factor that determines the
amount of money one must pay to fill their gas tanks. Also,
another question regarding OPEC, is that the surveyor asked
how many people knows what OPEC stands for. Four girls knew
what is stood and only five boys knew what OPEC stands for.
In conclusion, the student survey that was taken
resulted in a variety of answers. Society and the United
States Federal Government need to take action and do
something about the increase rise in today’s gasoline
prices. Of the people that were surveyed seven out of twenty
guys and girls claim that society has done something to help
reduce gas prices. The following chart shows what people
think about the government and their role in this
This chart shows that 80% of the people surveyed in
this question think that the government should interfere
with gas prices, as too make everyone save money.
This survey has shown and has clearly enhanced one’s
ability on what college students think about the rise of
gasoline prices around the world.