The Australia Institute regularly conducts polling on a range of public policy issues. The Australia Institute surveyed 1,421 Australians between 17 and 26 September 2017 about whether they support or oppose their state government implementing a moratorium on fracking for gas and an increased renewable energy target. Between 26 April and 5 May The Australia Institute polled 1,408 Australians about what they thought was increasing energy prices.
Twice as many support a moratorium on fracking for gas in their own state (49%) than oppose it (24%).
Three quarters (74%) of Australians support an increased renewable energy target in their own state.
Support for state renewables targets is essentially unchanged since March 2016.
Half of respondents said the main cause of increased gas prices was gas exports (52%), and one in six said the main cause was state bans on new unconventional gas extraction (17%).