Fracking for Natural Gas: Public Opinion on State Policy Options

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), 'Survey Report: Fracking', Nov. 2011

10 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2013

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Barry G. Rabe

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Christopher P. Borick

Muhlenberg College

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

This report presents the views of Pennsylvania citizens on a range of issues related to extraction of natural gas through “fracking” procedures. This report responds to a discovery of potentially massive deposits beneath the Marcellus Shale and a series of related issues concerning the economy, environmental protection, and public safety. The findings are drawn from an October 2011 telephone survey conducted by the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. This survey secured responses from 525 residents of the state, drawn from all regions and comprising a statistically-representative profile of citizens. It examines general public attitudes on this issue as well as consideration of a series of policy options that have been introduced in state and local government circles.

Keywords: energy, environment, climate change, national surveys on energy and environment, CLOSUP, survey, Pennsylvania, fracking, hydraulic fracturing

Suggested Citation

Rabe, Barry G. and Borick, Christopher P., Fracking for Natural Gas: Public Opinion on State Policy Options (November 1, 2011). Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), 'Survey Report: Fracking', Nov. 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2313288

Barry G. Rabe (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Christopher P. Borick

Muhlenberg College ( email )

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