House-extension.co.uk: Survey Reveals 64% Of Brits Are Reluctant To Buy A Home Near A Fracking Site

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A new survey carried out by OnePoll for House Extension Online reveals that over 64% of Brits would be reluctant to buy a home near a fracking site, however 32% are in favour of fracking if it meant lower energy bills.

"This survey highlights that fracking sites are likely to have the same impact as other major infrastructure developments on house prices in surrounding areas."

A new survey reveals that over 64% of Brits would be reluctant to buy a home near a fracking site, however 32% are in favour of fracking if it meant lower energy bills.

The OnePoll survey, conducted by House Extension Online, asked 1000 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.

Over 64% of respondents said that they would be reluctant to buy a home near a fracking site. In response to the question, 21% said that they were somewhat unlikely to consider buying a home near a fracking site, and 43% stated that they were very unlikely to do so.

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%) compared to 59% of 18 to 34 year olds. There was also a higher number of women (63%) who stated that they were unlikely to buy a home near a fracking site compared to 54% of men.

Conversely, when respondents were asked if they were for or against fracking if it reduced their energy bills, 32% said that they were in favour of fracking. This sentiment was almost matched however by 31% 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%, and the age group least in favour were 35 to 44 year olds with 37%. 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%, compared to 35% who were against it.

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

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