To what extent do you support or oppose the development of fracking to extract shale gas in the UK?

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This 2013 survey shows whether adults support the development of fracking to extract shale gas in the United Kingdom (UK). The opposers' and the supporters' party of respondents were almost levelling each other out, 36 percent said they supported or tended to support such technology whereas 34 percent stated they opposed it, 10 percent strongly opposing shale gas extracting by fracking.
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Release date
March 2014
United Kingdom
Survey time period
July 15 to November 18, 2013
Number of respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Supplementary notes
* Base = 300+ adults

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