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Questions - Fracking - March 22-23, 2012

57% Favor Use of ‘Fracking’ To Find More U.S. Oil and Gas
63% Say Shale Oil Development Possible Without Hurting the Environment
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 22-23, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about shale oil reserves and fracking?

2* Is it true that the United States has enough shale oil reserves to become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas?

 3* A process known as hydraulic fracturing, sometimes called fracking, is used to drill for oil and natural gas in shale oil reserves. Do you favor or oppose the use of fracking to produce more oil and natural gas in this country?

4* Is it possible to develop shale oil reserves in the United States while still protecting the environment?

5* How likely is it that the development of shale oil reserves would end the U.S. dependence on foreign oil?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence