"A Public Health Frame for Fracking? Predicting Public Support for Hydraulic Fracturing"

Brian F. O’Neill & Matthew Jerome Schneider The American public is split on support for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). This study seeks to better understand fracking attitudes by predicting support via economic, environmental, and public health concern. We find support for fracking is intertwined with political partisanship. We show those identifying as “other” political party are significantly more likely to claim “don’t know” in response to questions of fracking support. However, fracking attitudes are not solely the product of political ideology, but also of...