The British public is broadly divided about the prospect of companies fracking in Britain, with 42% supporting the idea and slightly fewer (35%) opposing it.
However, there are large gender differences with men more likely to support fracking and women more likely to oppose it.
Although Britons are most likely to say that a local candidate backing fracking would not make a difference to the way they voted (44%), they are twice as likely to say that it would make them less likely to vote for the candidate (31%) as say it would make them more likely to vote for them (13%).
Date Published: 1st April 2015
Categories: Energy | Politics | Public and communities | UK
ComRes interviewed 2,035 British adults aged 18+ online between 20th and 22nd March 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.