Poll: Americans Want Oil Released from Reserves, More Drilling

Most Americans want oil released from U.S. reserves and for oil companies to drill in protected areas, according to a poll released by Gallup.

The poll found that 58 percent of Americans want oil released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, while 57 percent want Congress to allow oil companies to drill in U.S. coastal and wilderness areas now off limits.

Republicans in Congress are now pushing a plan, unveiled last week, to lower gas prices, which includes both releasing oil from the strategic reserve and expanding drilling rights for oil companies.

The poll surveyed over 1,000 Americans aged 18 or older. See the results below.