Cracks appear in Fracking argument

Date added: 13/07/18

Our Resonate August 2013 omnibus, completed by 1,520 Resonate panellists, revealed that two-thirds of practising Christians regard it as valid that the church should derive income from mineral rights held on property it owns (marginally higher support amongst church leaders). More than 2 in 5 regular churchgoers felt that the church should be able to profit from shale gas reserves located under land it owns, 1 in 3 were uncertain and 1 in 4 objected (to some degree). Interestingly, men (significantly so) and Londoners agreed more strongly than others. The results see-sawed the other way, 1 in 3 opposed and 1 in 5 in favour, if the land was dwelt on.