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U.S. adults favoring more fracking by political view 2012-2020

Since 2012, the majority of the US adults who favor more hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas are Republicans and Republican-leaning. In 2020, 56 percent of the respondents who favored the expansion of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas were Republicans and Republican-leaning and 21 percent were Democrats and Democrat-leaning. However, in 2012, 71 percent of the respondents favoring hydraulic fracturing expansion were Republicans and Republican-leaning and 37 percent were Democrats and Democrats-leaning.

Share of adults who favor more hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas in the United States from 2012 to 2020*, by political ideology

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 29 to May 5, 2020

Number of respondents

10,957 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Surveys conducted between 2008 and 2015 surveys were conducted on the phone using somewhat different question wording than those in 2016 and 2018.
No data released for 2019.

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