Hydraulic fracking: what should the federal government do?

This statistic shows respondents' views of what the federal government in the United States should do about hydraulic fracking. According to 53 percent of respondents, the U.S. government should increase the regulation of fracking. The survey was conducted between May 17 and 20, 2012 among adults aged 18 years and older.

Which of the following comes closest to your view of what the federal government should do on hydraulic fracking?*

Percentage of respondents
Ban fracking15%
Increase regulation53%
Reduce regulation25%
Don't know/refused7%
Neither/other1%
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Sources

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 17 to 20, 2012

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, percentage points may not add to 100.

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