Levels of support for fracking in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017-2022

From what you know, or have heard about, extracting shale gas to generate the UK’s heat and electricity, do you support or oppose its use?

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Release date

March 2023


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 17 to December 19, 2022

Number of respondents


Special properties

Previous surveys from March 2017, September 2019, and March 2021

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Survey base varied across the years.
Survey methodology up to 2019 was a Kantar face-to-face omnibus survey. In 2021, a temporary Kantar online panel type of survey was introduced, which was not based on a random sample of respondents. The survey conducted in 2022 used a a push-to-web methodology, where the addresses of the respondents were randomly selected from the postcode address file (PAF) and completed the survey online or on paper. Due to a change in survey methodology, the source states that direct comparisons between time series is not possible.
This statistic is using original data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and includes copyright material from © Crown, licensed under the Open Government License v3.0

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