Poll: Support for Fracking Increased Since Trump’s Election

Wed, April 12, 2017

Americans also overwhelmingly associate domestic natural gas production with economic and environmental benefits. More than 60 percent of Americans believe natural gas creates jobs, lowers costs, provides energy security, and increases energy efficiency.

On the environmental side, 58 percent of Americans agree that natural gas lowers carbon emissions. A report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration earlier this year credited increased use of natural gas for falling greenhouse gas emissions.

By a 17 point margin, Americans believe the U.S. should permit the export of natural gas to other countries, according to the poll. Only 22 percent of Americans disagree with that position.