February 5, 2020

ALL THEIR MOST RADICAL IDEAS ARE POPULAR:

Rust Belt residents aren't as enthusiastic about fracking as the media depicts: A new poll finds Pennsylvania voters think the environmental risks of drilling outweigh the economic benefits (NICOLE KARLIS, FEBRUARY 6, 2020, Salon)

When asked if they believed that the potential economic benefits of natural gas drilling outweigh the possible environmental damage that drilling might cause, or if the potential environmental risks of drilling outweigh the potential economic benefits, 49 percent agreed with the latter. Thirty-eight percent believe that the economic benefits of drilling outweigh the environmental ones.

When asked if respondents would favor or oppose a ban on fracking in Pennsylvania, 32 percent said they would "strongly favor" a ban, and 16 percent said they would "somewhat favor" one. Interestingly, 21 percent said they would "somewhat oppose" a ban, while only 18 percent said they would "strongly oppose" a ban.  

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