Tagged: Public opinion

Support for Fracking Continues to Slide Towards Single Figures

Support for Fracking Continues to Slide Towards Single Figures

BEIS Wave 23 shows  almost 3 times as many now oppose fracking as support it. Support for fracking at lowest point since the survey began. Only 13% now support fracking. 36% now oppose it. Strong support down to 1% Today saw the release of the latest quarterly BEIS Public Attitudes...

DECC Wave 22 shows support for Fracking  crashing to a new low

DECC Wave 22 shows support for Fracking crashing to a new low

Today the government belatedly posted the results of its BEIS wave research. This is a series of polls which has been asking questions about energy on a quarterly basis since March 2012 and about shale gas specifically since Wave 8 in December 2013. Today’s results show support for fracking crashing...

DECC Wave 17 shows opposition to fracking is steadily rising

DECC Wave 17 shows opposition to fracking is steadily rising

It seems that the Backing Fracking bandwagon is running out of steam in spite of the massive PR effort from the government and the fracking companies. DECC’s public attitude tracker has now reached Wave 17. Results from polling in March show that more people were opposed (31%) to fracking than...

DECC Wave 15 shows significant increase in opposition to fracking

DECC Wave 15 shows significant increase in opposition to fracking

DECC released the results of Wave 15 of their opinion tracker. Since Wave 8 (December 2013) they have been tracking public support or opposition to fracking. Over those two years the situation has shifted radically as can be see from this graph: Over these two year we have seen support...

An unwelcome gift

An unwelcome gift

A while back a friend gave me what another friend, Tina, subsequently described as  an unwelcome gift – an invitation to a meeting about something called fracking. Fracking is a way of extracting gas from the earth using methods which have some very detrimental effects on the environment and on...