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Public Perceptions of Bioenergy: Survey Data from YouGov 2017


Citation ETI Public Perceptions of Bioenergy: Survey Data from YouGov 2017, ETI, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000465.
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Author(s) ETI
Project partner(s) ETI, YouGov
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000465
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Associated Project(s) ETI-BI2020: Public Perceptions of Bioenergy
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Abstract To complement its existing analysis of the bioenergy sector, the ETI wanted to find out more about current public opinion of bioenergy in the UK and the potential drivers behind those opinions. To do this the ETI developed a survey which was carried out by YouGov in 2015. An extended version of the survey was repeated in 2016.

This workbook contains the results of a survey on public perceptions of bioenergy carried out by YouGov for the ETI from 15th – 18th August 2017. The total sample size was 3,232 GB (Great Britain) adults and the figures in this document have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). The survey found that there is strong public support for producing bioenergy in the UK from both biomass and waste, with 80% of respondents in favour of bioenergy playing a bigger part in the UK energy mix. Readers should note that any percentages calculated based on fewer than 50 respondents do not represent a wide enough cross-section of the target population to be considered statistically reliable. The questionnaire was developed by the ETI and reviewed by specialists in social science research.

An insights paper, ‘Public Perceptions of Bioenergy’, based on the findings from the 2015 and 2016 surveys is available on the ETI website: http://www.eti.co.uk/library/public-perceptions-of-bioenergy-in-the-uk-1
A shorter perspective on the results from all three surveys is available here: http://www.eti.co.uk/library/an-eti-perspective-public-perceptions-of-bioenergy