In general, Americans say gas prices would have to rise to at least $5.30 before they would begin to curb their spending in other areas or make significant lifestyle changes, according to a Gallup Poll.
The results of the poll varied considerably, as 14 to 17 percent of Americans said a price of less than $4 a gallon would be enough for them to cut spending in other areas or change the way they live their lives, according to Gallup. Another 28 percent said the tipping point for such changes would be at $4 per gallon. The overall average price at which Americans say they would make changes is about $5.30 per gallon.
Even though apparently most Americans aren't currently changing their spending habits as a result of the gas price hikes, 85 percent say the president and Congress should "take immediate actions to try to control the rising price of gas," according to Gallup.
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