For the First Time Ever, A Majority of Americans Oppose Fracking and Nuclear Power

Gallup reported on March 18th:

For the first time since Gallup first asked the question in 1994, a majority of Americans say they oppose nuclear energy. The 54% opposing it is up significantly from 43% a year ago, while the 44% who favor using nuclear energy is down from 51%.

Trend: Majority of Americans Now Say They Oppose Nuclear Energy

Similarly, Gallup reported Wednesday:

Opposition to fracking rises to 51% from 40% in 2015


Opposition to the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has increased significantly in the past year as environmental concerns, such as earthquakes, have grown, even though the procedure has helped keep oil prices low.

Fracking in the United States
Do you favor or oppose hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as a means of increasing the production of natural gas and oil in the U.S.?
Favor% Oppose% No opinion%
Mar 2-6, 2016 36 51 13
Mar 5-8, 2015 40 40 19

Both fracking and nuclear are insanely destructive to health and the environment … so it is good news that the public has turned against them.

What types of energy do Americans favor?

A third Gallup report from last month found:

Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production, as the solution to the nation’s energy problems.

Americans' Preferred Solution to Energy Problems

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