Just 30% of voters nationwide believe the federal government has the right to ban a private landowner from allowing fracking on their own property. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 43% disagree and say the government does not have that right. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure.
Democrats are evenly divided on this question: 37% believe the government has the right to ban fracking on private property and 36% do not. Republicans, by a 47% to 25% margin, say the government does not have that right. Independent views are similar to the GOP. By a 47% to 29% they believe the federal government cannot ban a private landowner from allowing fracking on their own property (see crosstab results).
Other data, shows that 33% of voters favor a ban on fracking while 41% are opposed. Data released earlier showed that 38% of voters favor a proposal to ban all fossil fuel imports and exports such as oil and gas. Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed.
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide think it’s likely nuclear power plants could be developed to operate in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. However, opinions are mixed on whether we should actually build such plants.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted September 5-6, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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