YouGov poll reveals UK youth are not for shale

A new poll reveals that young people in the UK have shunned shale and voted fracking as the energy source they are the least in favour of, with 71% agreeing that it will create environmental problems in the UK if it were to go ahead, including endangering wildlife and natural habitats.

The survey of 18-24 year olds which has been carried out by YouGov for Talk Fracking highlights young people’s concerns about fracking, including how it could effect the UK’s economy, house prices and environment as well as our health and wellbeing. A clear majority of those surveyed (74%) believe fracking will decrease the value of properties in areas where it will occur and a total of 74% would never/prefer not to purchase a house near a fracking site.

About the survey:
YouGov questioned 1,003 18-24 year olds online between 1st and 9th September 2014. Percentages given refer to the 809 respondents who understood or were aware of the term fracking. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18-24).