Support of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the U.S. 2015

This survey investigates the support of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the United States. Some 40 percent of respondents said they supported hydraulic fracturing. The survey was conducted in March 2015.

Percentage of U.S. respondents who favor or oppose hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as of March 2015*

Percentage of respondents
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Release date

March 2015


United States

Survey time period

March 5, 2015 to March 8, 2015

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* In the survey, the original question read as follows: 'Do you favor or oppos hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" as a means of increasing the production of natural gas and oil in the U.S.?'

The source does not specify why the numbers do not add up to 100 percent.

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