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Table 3 Acceptance of geothermal energy for electricity generation, with and without hydraulic stimulation

From: An online survey to explore the awareness and acceptance of geothermal energy among an educated segment of the population in five European and American countries

    Strongly agree and Somewhat agree Strongly disagree and Somewhat disagree I do not know/I prefer not to answer
1 Acceptance of deep geothermal energy to generate electricity (without mentioning hydraulic stimulation) Belgium 79.49 12.82 7.69
Canada 84.81 11.48 3.70
Colombia 84.72 11.35 3.93
Chile 96.46 2.53 1.01
France 78.34 15.21 6.45
2 Acceptance of deep geothermal energy considering, eventually, the use of hydraulic stimulation Belgium 62.82 22.44 14.74
Canada 77.41 15.56 7.04
Colombia 69.43 25.76 4.80
Chile 86.87 10.61 2.53
France 60.37 28.11 11.52
  % difference 2–1 Belgium − 16.67 9.62 7.05
Canada − 7.41 4.07 3.33
Colombia − 15.28 14.41 0.87
Chile − 9.60 8.08 1.52
France − 17.97 12.90 5.07