Levels of awareness about fracking in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

This statistic shows levels of awareness about fracking among respondents to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Public Attitude Tracking Survey in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. 22 percent of respondents reported having never heard of fracking as a method of extracting shale gas to generate the UK's heat and electricity.

Before today, how much, if anything did you know about hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, otherwise known as 'fracking'?

Percentage of respondents
Knew a lot about it13%
Knew a little about it45%
Aware of it but did not really know what it was19%
Never heard of it22%
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2019

Number of respondents

4,224 respondents

Age group

Special properties

UK households

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The United Kingdom (UK) Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) undertakes the Public Attitudes Tracking Survey four times per year.

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