American Oil Consumption Highlighted by Quiz

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America currently uses one-quarter of the world's oil supply, the most of any country in the world. Half of that supply is used as gasoline to power the country's 200 million motor vehicles. Oil consumption is one issue at the forefront of features a thought-provoking quiz relating to the most pressing political issues identified in Senator Bradley's new book "The New American Story." Quiz respondents can voice their opinions on oil consumption and instantly compare their answers to other quiz takers' responses.

America currently uses 25 percent of the world's oil supply, about half of which is used as gasoline to power the country's 200 million motor vehicles. American oil consumption is a key political issue in both "The New American Story," and the quiz entitled "New Solutions or Old Politics: Are You Ready for a New American Story?" ( "The New American Story," the sixth book from former Democratic senator, one-time presidential hopeful, NBA all-star and New York Times best seller Bill Bradley is due to be released March 27, 2007. allows visitors to voice their opinions about America's oil consumption and other hot political issues. quiz respondents can instantly compare their opinions on rising U.S. gas prices to other quiz respondents' answers. In addition to viewing their results, users have the opportunity to read in-depth explanations based on Bradley's political views and experiences (

"The United States is the world's largest and most profligate consumer of oil," Bradley states. "We are using 25 percent of the world's supply (of crude oil), while China consumes only seven percent."

Bradley suggests quiz respondents ask themselves the same question President Bush asked during the 2006 State of the Union Address, "Can we find alternative fuels to power our homes and our cars?" In his book, Bradley discusses how alternative fuel types may help to alleviate American dependency on crude oil and challenges readers to ask themselves if they are ready to create a New American Story. (

In 2006, President George W. Bush said, "America is addicted to oil." The United States consumes over 20 million barrels (840 million gallons) of crude oil products each day. Almost half of it is in the form of gasoline used in over 200 million motor vehicles traveling a combined 7 billion miles per day, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Because of America's oil dependency, Bradley believes alternative fuel types and energy sources will not restrict the American lifestyle but will ensure a mobile future. According to the DOE, about 50 percent of our petroleum imports are from countries in the Western Hemisphere, with 17 percent from the Persian Gulf, 19 percent from Africa and 14 percent from other regions.

Bill Bradley served as a New Jersey Senator from 1978 to 1996 and ran for the Democratic presidential bid in 2000. He has authored extensive legislation including the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Bradley has also authored: "Time Present, Time Past," a New York Times bestseller about his life as a senator; "The Journey From Here; "New York Times bestseller "Values of the Game;" "The Fair Tax;" and "Life on the Run."


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