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Attitudes toward hydraulic fracturing: The opposing forces of political conservatism and basic knowledge about fracking

Attitudes toward hydraulic fracturing: The opposing forces of political conservatism and basic knowledge about fracking
Attitudes toward hydraulic fracturing: The opposing forces of political conservatism and basic knowledge about fracking
Hydraulic fracturing has become a contentious issue around the globe. In the present study, using a sample of American adults (n = 412), the role of political orientation (conservative vs. liberal) and basic knowledge about fracking on fracking risk perception attitudes, fracking economic attitudes, energy reliance attitudes, trust of energy information sources, and preferred dwelling distance from energy operations was investigated. Basic knowledge about hydraulic fracturing as a possible moderating mechanism was also explored. Correlational and regression results revealed that political ideology and basic fracking knowledge are key predictors of fracking and energy source attitudes, and that the nature of the relation between ideology and fracking risk perceptions, fracking economic attitudes, reliance on natural gas, wind and solar, and distrust of government agencies, are influenced by an individual’s basic knowledge about fracking.
0959-3780
108-117
Choma, Becky L.
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Hanoch, Yaniv
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Currie, Shannon
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Choma, Becky L.
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Hanoch, Yaniv
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Currie, Shannon
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Choma, Becky L., Hanoch, Yaniv and Currie, Shannon (2016) Attitudes toward hydraulic fracturing: The opposing forces of political conservatism and basic knowledge about fracking. Global Environmental Change, 38, 108-117. (doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.03.004).

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Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing has become a contentious issue around the globe. In the present study, using a sample of American adults (n = 412), the role of political orientation (conservative vs. liberal) and basic knowledge about fracking on fracking risk perception attitudes, fracking economic attitudes, energy reliance attitudes, trust of energy information sources, and preferred dwelling distance from energy operations was investigated. Basic knowledge about hydraulic fracturing as a possible moderating mechanism was also explored. Correlational and regression results revealed that political ideology and basic fracking knowledge are key predictors of fracking and energy source attitudes, and that the nature of the relation between ideology and fracking risk perceptions, fracking economic attitudes, reliance on natural gas, wind and solar, and distrust of government agencies, are influenced by an individual’s basic knowledge about fracking.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 March 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 March 2016
Published date: 1 May 2016

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Local EPrints ID: 434002
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434002
ISSN: 0959-3780
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Date deposited: 10 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 05:01

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