According to the survey, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Economic and Social Research Council, 85% of 16-24 year olds support the development of offshore wind farms.
In comparison, only 47% within this age group are in favour of carbon capture and storage, while 42% support fracking.
The survey shows that younger people are generally more supportive of offshore wind than adults of all ages. 76% of all adults support offshore wind, and 51% were in favour of carbon capture and storage.
Ipsos MORI also asked whether young people think offshore wind has a positive effect on the UK’s economy. 70% said it did (compared to 58% of adults of all ages), whereas only 53% thought that fracking would prove beneficial.
When asked which technology has a positive effect on tackling climate change, 78% of young people cited offshore wind (compared to 60% of adults of all ages), whereas only 25% cited fracking.