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The rising price of gasoline is causing some Americans to rethink how much, where, and what they drive, according to a survey of 1,000 drivers by auto insurer Progressive. Half of those surveyed say they would change their driving habits as a result of increased costs at the fuel pump. Ninety-two percent say they would drive out of their way to buy gas that was 20 cents less a gallon, Nineteen percent

The rising price of gasoline is causing some Americans to rethink how much, where, and what they drive, according to a survey of 1,000 drivers by auto insurer Progressive.

Half of those surveyed say they would change their driving habits as a result of increased costs at the fuel pump.

Ninety-two percent say they would drive out of their way to buy gas that was 20 cents less a gallon,

Nineteen percent plan on vacationing closer to home.

The survey also found that 32% plan to double up on groceries to make fewer trips to the store, 28% will talk on the phone rather than visit family or friends, and 28% plan on watching more TV and movies at home.

The survey indicates 16% of respondents would consider buying a more fuel-efficient car.

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