Support for onshore wind in the United Kingdom 2012-2019

This statistic shows whether or not respondents to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracking Survey in the United Kingdom (UK) supported or opposed on-shore wind energy developments between 2012 and 2019. Levels of support for the developments were at their highest in 2018, with 80 percent of all respondents expressing support.

Generally speaking, do you support or oppose on-shore wind renewable energy developments*

Strongly supportSlightly supportNeither support nor opposeOpposeStrongly opposeDon't know
March 201930%50%14%4%1%2%
March 201830%46%15%5%2%1%
March 201727%46%17%6%3%1%
March 201627%42%20%7%3%2%
March 201522%43%20%8%4%3%
March 201424%46%17%7%5%2%
March 201324%44%19%7%4%1%
March 201226%41%20%7%5%1%
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2012 to March 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

UK households

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*Percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding.
-Base 2019 = 4,242 UK households.
-Base 2018 = 2,102 UK households.
-Base 2017 = 2,180 UK households.
-Base 2016 = 2,105 UK households.
-Base 2015 = 1,981 UK households.
-Base 2014 = 2,040 UK households.
-Base 2013 = 2,057 UK households.
-Base 2012 = 2,121 UK households.

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