A new Pew Research Center poll has found growing opposition among Americans to increased fracking.
According to the results of the survey conducted last week, more people (47 percent) are opposed to increased fracking than in favor (41percent) of its increased use.
In contrast, Pew’s March 2013 poll 48 percent in support compared to 38 percent opposed.
Broken down into demographic groups, the November poll shows women have expressed a marked increase in opposition. Fifty-four percent of women expressed opposition compared to 31 percent in favor of increased fracking. In the March poll, the results were more evenly distributed, with 42 percent of women expressing opposition compared to 41 percent in favor.
Men were more in favor than opposed to an increase in fracking in both the November and March polls.
A partisan breakdown shows vast contrasts.
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