Support for wave and tidal energy developments in the United Kingdom (UK) 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 wave and tidal energy developments between 2012 and 2019. Levels of support have increased during this period, rising from 74 percent in 2012 to 82 percent in 2019.

Generally speaking, do you support or oppose wave and tidal renewable energy developments?*

Strongly supportSupportNeither support nor opposeOpposeStrongly opposeDon't know
March 201937%45%14%1%1%2%
March 201836%45%15%2%1%2%
March 201736%44%16%2%1%2%
March 201634%42%18%2%1%2%
March 201532%42%19%3%1%4%
March 201432%45%16%2%1%3%
March 201334%44%19%2%1%2%
March 201234%40%20%3%1%2%
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 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 = 4,224 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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