DALLAS - A significant majority of Americans would support increases in the federal gasoline tax if the revenues are spent on highway projects, according to the latest nationwide poll in a multi-year series of studies by a transportation think tank.

The June 2014 report by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University in California summarized the results from the fifth year of a public opinion poll. The survey found that 69% supported a 10 cent increase in the 18.4 cent per gallon federal gasoline tax if the revenues are dedicated to road maintenance.

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