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Americans Divided on Fracking

Fracking for oil and natural gas

From recent data collected by a Gallup Poll, reporter Art Swift reveals that Americans are split fairly evenly on the issue of fracking for oil and natural gas.

According to Swift, "Fracking has helped contribute to a substantial increase in natural gas and oil production across the U.S., and now in other parts of the world, and is credited with helping lower its price for the average consumer."

On the other side, "The poll measures environmentalism by asking Americans if they are active participants in, or sympathizers to, the "environmental movement." There is a relationship between self-identified environmentalism and opinions about fracking." says Swift.

In the end, Americans remain divided on the issue while the debate lingers.