National Poll Reveals that Americans Feel Oil Companies Manufactured Current Energy Crisis

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Scooop.net, a next generation media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly hot topic poll regarding the nation’s view on the relationship between oil companies and the recent oil crisis.

Scooop.net, a next generation media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly hot topic poll regarding the nation’s view on the relationship between oil companies and the recent oil crisis. The level of distrust by the general public about the motivations of oil companies has reached a new low, and Scooop.net conducted its “Hot Topic” study to gauge the level of pubic discontent on the subject.

When asked about whether the oil companies took advantage of recent bad news in the press, such as weather catastrophes, to improperly raise rates, 87.4% of Americans said yes, that they felt that oil companies used the bad news to raise rates.

Deep suspicions by the public, about oil company complicity in keeping energy solutions under wraps and off the market, were revealed when 65.6% of those surveyed said alternative energy sources and discoveries are being held back by big oil which owns the rights to them.

Oil companies were not the only ones who are being targeted for blame by Americans for their recent energy woes. When asked if politicians are brave enough to take on big oil, 85.4% of those surveyed shouted a resounding no!

Scooop.net chose the topic of potential oil company culpability, as concerns rocketing gas prices, when those very prices began dropping precipitously after Exxon’s announcement of record profits were followed by the threat of congressional investigations. Energy companies clearly have a serious PR problem when 81.7% of those surveyed believe that oil companies already possess alternative energy products and are holding onto them until oil reserves are exhausted. Additional results of this survey can be viewed by going to http://www.scooop.net.

Scooop.net was launched to give the public at large a voice in what news they feel is important, and to provide a platform for Americans to clearly voice their opinions about the important issues of the day. Each week, a new topic will be selected from the news headlines, identified and voted on by Scooop.net members.

Next week’s hot topic will revolve around illegal immigration, and the actions of a volunteer group devoted to fighting the flood of illegal immigrants -- The Minuteman Project. The founder of The Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist, has been lauded by many for his actions, yet criticized by the political leadership on both sides of the aisle.

Scooop.net was created and launched by In Touch Media Group, which is an online marketing and PR firm which specializes in generating website visitors, and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.

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In Touch Media Group (ITOU.OB) is an online marketing and PR firm which specializes in generating website visitors and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.

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