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May 20, 2011 8:21 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere

Prices at Gas Pump Painful for 4 in 10 Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) - High gasoline prices are pushing a lot of
Americans to make tough choices, scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. And some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions.
An Associated Press-GfK poll shows the share of Americans who say increases in the price of gasoline will cause serious financial hardship for them or their family in the next six months now tops 4 in 10.
Some 71 percent said rising prices will cause some hardship for them and their family, including 41 percent who called it a "serious" hardship. Just 29 percent said rising fuel prices are not causing a negative impact on their finances.


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