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Reasons by public for opposing fracking in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

This statistic illustrates the results of a 2020 survey on the reasons for opposition toward hydraulic fracturing otherwise known as 'fracking' in the United Kingdom (UK). 57 percent of all respondents believed that hydraulic fracturing for shale gas would result in the loss and destruction of natural environment and 45 percent saw the risk of earthquakes as worrisome.

You said that you oppose hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, otherwise known as fracking. Why is this?

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 2020

Number of respondents

822 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Survey participants opposing fracking

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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