The government is planning to change some of the questions in its public opinion survey on why people support or oppose fracking.
Opponents of plans by IGas to test its well at Ellesmere Port say more than 2,200 people have objected to the scheme, due to be decided later this month.
The latest findings from the government survey of attitudes to fracking in the UK puts support at its lowest level since the question was first asked.
The latest findings from the government’s quarterly Wave tracker survey, published this morning, put support for fracking at 18%.
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.
Parish councillors in the area picked by INEOS for what could be its first shale gas planning application have voted unanimously against the proposals.
A play about a campaign against fracking, which sold out every performance at Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this year, is to go on a regional tour.