ICM were commissioned by Uplift to carry out a poll exploring public opinion on the future of UK oil and gas extraction in the North Sea, and a just transition for North Sea oil and gas workers.
Key findings included:
- Two in five (38%) Britsh adults are knowledgable about the COP26 Conference. Scottish adults (57%) are more likely than Brits from all other regions to be knowledgeable about the COP26 Conference.
- Over three in five (63%) British adults support the UK government redirecting spending allocated to North Sea oil & gas extraction to renewable energy technologies such as wind/solar/low carbon industries such as energy efficiency.
- Two thirds (66%) of British adults believe oil rig decommissioning be paid at least mostly by the oil and gas companies operating them.
Data tables can be found here.
ICM interviewed 2,312 GB adults aged 18+ online from 28 May – 1 June 2021. Data were weighted to be representative of GB adults by age, gender, region and socio-economic characteristics including SEG. ICM Unlimited is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.