Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Public Perceptions of Fracking

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Mehmet Soyer

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The question that will ultimately guide us through the research project and help us to develop a suitable methodology, and form all of our project procedures, is what the general public of the United States perceives, thinks and knows about hydraulic fracturing and related natural resource gathering methods. As well as what variables affect those perceptions in the public. While exploring this question we aim to gain insight into how public opinion is formed and look into what consequences occur due to that opinion. The Nation Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE), conducted Fall 2008 and Fall 2015, were a part of CLOSUP’s Energy and Environmental Policy Initiative. Surveys were conducted for 603 adults in fall 2008 and then in 2015 another 911 adults were interviewed with the same survey questions. As this project is based on a secondary data model, we will not be gathering any participants.We will be using the results of this data to run a statistical regression analysis on the variables of income, primary news source, political affiliations/views, education level and sex. To do this we will implement the SPSS statistical software to create a measurable quantitative model to reflect the variable effects on fracking perception. Once this regression analysis is complete we can review the model to establish correlations that the NSEE does not provide. This will lend understanding into correlated effects that various variables have on public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing.

Location

Room 204

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Public Perceptions of Fracking

Room 204

The question that will ultimately guide us through the research project and help us to develop a suitable methodology, and form all of our project procedures, is what the general public of the United States perceives, thinks and knows about hydraulic fracturing and related natural resource gathering methods. As well as what variables affect those perceptions in the public. While exploring this question we aim to gain insight into how public opinion is formed and look into what consequences occur due to that opinion. The Nation Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE), conducted Fall 2008 and Fall 2015, were a part of CLOSUP’s Energy and Environmental Policy Initiative. Surveys were conducted for 603 adults in fall 2008 and then in 2015 another 911 adults were interviewed with the same survey questions. As this project is based on a secondary data model, we will not be gathering any participants.We will be using the results of this data to run a statistical regression analysis on the variables of income, primary news source, political affiliations/views, education level and sex. To do this we will implement the SPSS statistical software to create a measurable quantitative model to reflect the variable effects on fracking perception. Once this regression analysis is complete we can review the model to establish correlations that the NSEE does not provide. This will lend understanding into correlated effects that various variables have on public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing.