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Percentage of Americans who believe that regulations for hydrofracking should be tighter: 65

"People in New York and Ohio expressed greater concern over environmental damage, according to Quinnipiac. In a January survey of 1,610 registered voters in Ohio, 43 percent said fracking would cause environmental damage and 16 percent said it would not. When asked the same question in December, 55 percent of people surveyed in New York said drilling would damage the environment while 13 percent said it would not."

Jim Efstathiou Jr., "Tighter Fracking Regulations Favored by 65% of U.S. in Poll," Bloomberg News National Poll, Mar. 15, 2012. [verified 4/22/14]

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