Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.
The prime minister has been warned that government support for fracking risks losing the Conservatives seats at the general election.
The West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, has urged people to oppose a plan to frack for shale gas near Formby.
The council where Aurora Energy Resources wants to drill and frack two shale gas wells has confirmed it continues to object to the process.
Support for fracking has recovered from a record low in the spring, according to results from the latest government attitudes survey. Opposition has fallen from a previous record high.
An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people.