Some 93 per cent of motorists feel they are being ripped off when it comes to petrol.
Research by Admiral Insurance highlights the extent to which consumers feel they are not getting a good deal when filling up their car.
In terms of who is to blame for the situation, 76 per cent think the government has to take responsibility for the rise in prices because of fuel duty and VAT, while 20 per cent are condemning the retailers.
Sue Longthorn, Admiral managing director, said: "Motorists are clearly annoyed at the current cost of fuel and don't see the price dropping anytime soon."
It is therefore important that the government addresses the issue before some people are priced out of keeping their car.
In an effort to curtail their expenditure, 57 per cent have reduced the number of journeys they are undertaking, while 40 per cent have cut back on spending in other areas so they can put it towards buying petrol.