Support for fracking at record low – government survey

Support for fracking in the UK has fallen to its lowest level

according to a regular public opinion poll for the government.

The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change quarterly survey puts support for fracking at 19%, the lowest since the question was first asked in December 2013.

According to the survey, opposition to fracking has again reached 31%, the highest level recorded.

As in previous surveys, the largest proportion of participants – in this case 46% – said they neither supported nor opposed shale gas. This is up slightly on the previous surveys and the same level as June 2015. 4% of participants said they did not know what they thought.

The proportion of participants aware of fracking stood at 74%, unchanged on the previous survey and fairly stable for the past two years.

Posted on: April 28, 2016