Monday, 3 February 2014

France - There are polls and then there are polls ( Le Figaro refers )

In a recent post we announced the results of a poll carried out by Centre-right paper Le Figaro which claimed that a majority of those surveyed were in favour of the exploration of shale gas by means of fracking.

A member of our team has rightly pointed out that the results are not to be taken at all seriously unless we can know the true nature of their control group and that a balance of rural and city-dwelling respondents were involved. City dwellers find it almost impossible to relate to the reality of fracking on the ground and then of course there is the bias/nature of the paper's readership many of whom will have significant oil and gas investments.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know what question was asked? e.g. "Would you rather have fracking or red hot needles in your eyes?" or, more likely something along the lines of "Would you prefer fracking or pay more for your energy bill?"