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What the frack: Nearly seven in 10 Brits won't buy a home near a fracking site

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12th Oct 16 11:10 am

New survey shows

Nearly seven in 10 Brits would be reluctant to buy a home near a fracking site, a new survey has shown.

However, 32 per cent are in favour of fracking if it meant lower energy bills.

The OnePoll survey, conducted by House Extension Online, asked 1,000 respondents across the UK if they would ever consider buying a house near a fracking site, and whether they were for or against fracking if it reduced their energy bills.

When looking into the ages of the respondents, 45 to 54 year olds were most unlikely to buy a home near a fracking site (68 per cent) compared to 59 per cent of 18 to 34 year olds. There was also a higher number of women (63 per cent) who stated that they were unlikely to buy a home near a fracking site compared to 54 per cent of men.

Conversely, when respondents were asked if they were for or against fracking if it reduced their energy bills, 32 per cent said that they were in favour of fracking. This sentiment was almost matched however by 31 per cent of respondents who stated that they were against fracking even if it resulted in lower energy bills.

The age group who were most in favour of fracking if it resulted in lower energy bills were the over 55s with 36 per cent, and the age group least in favour were 35 to 44 year olds with 37 per cent.

As with the responses around buying a home near a fracking site, it was again men who were more in favour of fracking to reduce their energy bill with 42 per cent, compared to 35 per cent who were against it.

The results reveal that there are stills reservations amongst Brits when it comes to the subject of fracking, with 64 per cent who would be reluctant to buy a home near a fracking site, but when faced with the prospect of lower energy bills, 32 per cent are in favour of fracking.

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