October 10, 1990

Gas Prices Rival Gulf For Public Attention

Report Summary

The focus of the American public’s attention is shifting to the domestic consequences of the Gulf crisis. Although Iraqi occupation of Kuwait and U.S. troop deployment to the Gulf continues to dominate the consciousness of Americans, news about rising gasoline prices drew nearly as much public interest in September. At the same time, attentiveness to the plight of hostages in the Gulf fell below levels recorded in previous surveys.