Survey Shows Majority Of People Support 'Fracking'
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 18, 2013 @ 11:45PM
Created on November 18, 2013 @ 10:20PM
The majority of people are supporting hydraulic fracturing, according to a new survey.
They survey was taken of about 1,000 adults by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute. About 42% of them said they strongly support "fracking", while about 33% said they "somewhat" or "strongly" disagree with it.
People affiliated with the study said many people are starting to see "fracking" as a way to help our economy. While a spokesperson with EQT said it is simply helping our state in more ways than one.
"We have employed nearly 500 West Virginians directly and even hundreds more through contractors and service providers. So, between labor income, property owner income and indirect business taxes - we've added about $150 million to the West Virginia economy and people are starting to see that," said EQT Spokesperson, Linda Roberston.
About 40% of the people in the survey even said they would support hydraulic fracturing in their hometown.
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