The recent increase in gasoline prices doesn't appear to bedeterring members and others from buying cars.

That's according to analysis from Money AnxietyIndex, which measures economic indicators that impact consumerbehavior.

From December 2009 to December 2011, gas prices more thandoubled from a national average of $1.59 to $3.21 per gallonaccording to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administrationcited by MAI. During the same time period, auto sales increased by25.3% from $52 billion to $65 billion per month according toseasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Census Bureau, also cited bythe index.

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