Monday, August 14, 2006

Poll: Six in Ten Americans Support Nuclear Power

Here are some encouraging polling results that were published this weekend:

Many adults in the United States believe more nuclear reactors would be beneficial for their country, according to a poll by Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times. 61 per cent of respondents support the increased use of nuclear power as a source of energy in order to prevent global warming.
Here's the question exactly how it was phrased by the pollsters:
One suggestion for reducing the problem of global warming is to increase the use of nuclear power as a source of energy and to decrease the use of fossil fuels, such as oil and natural gas. Would you, personally, support or oppose the increased use of nuclear power as a source of energy in order to prevent global warming?

Support 61%

Oppose 30%

Don’t know 9%
For more public opinion research conducted for NEI, click here (PDF).

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how respondents would have answered the question if the word "global" hadn't been used in it twice, creating implicit distance between new plants and peoples' back yards?