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For First Time, Majority in U.S. Oppose Nuclear Energy, Gallup, BY REBECCA RIFFKIN  , March 18,  2016,  

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 54% of Americans oppose nuclear energy, 44% in favor
  • First time in Gallup’s trend that majority oppose nuclear energy
  • Both major parties less likely to favor nuclear energy than in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time since Gallup first asked the question in 1994, a majority of Americans say they oppose nuclear energy. The 54% opposing it is up significantly from 43% a year ago, while the 44% who favor using nuclear energy is down from 51%.

Gallup asks Americans as part of its annual Environment poll if they favor or oppose the use of nuclear energy as one way to provide electricity. Each year from 2004 to 2015, a majority of Americans said they favored the use of nuclear energy, including a high of 62% in 2010.

In 2011, Gallup conducted its annual Environment poll a few days before the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, and at that time, 57% of Americans were in favor of nuclear energy. The next time the question was asked in 2012, a similar majority still favored the use of nuclear energy.

And although there have not been any major nuclear incidents since Fukushima in 2011, a majority of U.S. adults now oppose nuclear energy. This suggests that energy prices and the perceived abundance of energy sources are the most relevant factors in attitudes toward nuclear power, rather than safety concerns prompted by nuclear incidents.

Lower gasoline prices over the past year are likely driving greater opposition toward the use of nuclear power. As Americans have paid less at the pump, their level of worry about the nation’s energy situation has dropped to 15-year-low levels. This appears to have resulted in more Americans prioritizing environmental protection and fewer backing nuclear power as an alternative energy source.

Democrats and Republicans Less Likely to Favor Nuclear Energy

Republicans continue to be more likely than Democrats and independents to be in favor of nuclear energy. Still, support for the use of nuclear energy among Republicans and Democrats has declined in comparison to 2015. A slight majority of Republicans, 53%, are in favor of nuclear energy, down significantly from 68% last year. One in three Democrats, 34%, favor it, down from 42% in 2015. Independents’ support is essentially unchanged from last year, but is down from the high Gallup found in 2010……..

Survey Methods

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted March 2-6, 2016, with a random sample of 1,019 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.

Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 60% cellphone respondents and 40% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.   https://news.gallup.com/poll/190064/first-time-majority-oppose-nuclear-energy.aspx

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22 Comments »

  1. Hi,
    Great Blog, thanks for taking the time to express your truths. It is truly appreciated, by all ( at least by me). Thanks for your hard work, as a fellow blogger I know the daily grind of publishing new, interesting items. Thanks again for you hard work.
    Peace,Shundahai( A Newe word which means “Peace and Harmony with All Creation) Gregor Gable
    Nuclear and Indigenous
    Items of Interest

    Comment by gregornot | August 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for linking to my article.

    Comment by Ross | September 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi. I agree with your sentiment here. Sorry, I may just be a little blind, but do you have an RSS feed? If so, could you please point me to it? I find it the best way to keep up to speed with the latest posts from a site.

    Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Simon | December 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. It is people like you and your readers who keep us addicted to oil. You think you are helping the environment? You are helping the oil companies and you’re so blinded by the reflection of your egos in the mirror to notice it.

    Comment by Man Overboard | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Reproducing the full text of copyrighted material online is not blogging and it is not honest advocacy. You are violating the rights of others who worked hard to produce high quality content. If you want to republish it, get permission.

    Comment by Ohadi Langis | May 25, 2009 | Reply

  6. Well, Ohadi Langis turns out to be Dan Yurman
    Idaho Falls, ID, United States – proudly describing himself as:

    ” Serving nuclear energy markets since 1989. ”

    I first thought that his righteous indignation was genuinely in support of the original writers, whose work I quote, (with full acknowledgment and link)

    But no – Mr Yurman is a voice for th nuclear industry.

    Funny that I rarely get criticism from the genuinely concerned writers, and often have been offered free use of their work

    Comment by christinamacpherson | May 26, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thought you might like to have a look at my website http://www.no2nuclearpower.co.uk UK Daily Nuclear News Service available.

    Comment by Pete Roche | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  8. I recommend a good ecological and anti-nuclear site in Russia http://green.tomsk.ru/

    Tomsk, a place the world’s largest testing ground for the injection of radioactive wastes in the ground.

    Comment by green | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. Why you do not have e-newsletter?
    I do not always manage to find such news.

    Comment by green | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  10. I do, in fact, send out a news letter each week.
    However, I send it only to people who have asked for it.

    Why? My reason is simply pity for people who, like myself, receive heaps of emails, newsletters etc. It gets overwhelming. So, I send it only to those who have asked for it.
    I’ll send you the next one, green, and thanks for your link.

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 9, 2009 | Reply

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  12. well I think Moret is a fantasist with some kind of personality disorder, and that’s my 5 cents. OK I may change my mind, but this is how I came to that conclusion. I watched 2 of her talks and at first she was convincing, then I noticed she was citing articles in newspapers as though they were genuine science references and gradually I thought “oh dear this is some kind of play pretend ego trip, she doesn’t actually have the science to back this up”. Or something like that. Having 2 science degrees I thought the aura of the hard-nosed scientist was wearing thin. As these are psychology-based, I’m pretty familiar with the weirdness of people and it started to bother me that she might just be, well, quite sick.
    I got personally involved when she said her daughter was kidnapped and she couldn’t see her for 5 years. Why? Because this really happened to me, and it’s rare. I thought about emailing her, but wanted to find out more first if I could. What emerges is a clear picture that she repeats the same speech almost verbatim at every interview etc, so that explains the polished presentation. There are no more details, but what she describes (dark night of the soul) sounds kind of like a breakdown. I always wanted to be sure if by “kidnapped” she meant “my kid was taken into foster care” or something, because I wouldn’t waste any more time on it. And then I find she was only at livermore for 8 months in a computer lab and she only has a batchelor’s in geology? HOAXER. She’s obviously got a personality disorder and is havin’ it large at everyone’s expense. Go on. Prove me wrong. Please?

    Comment by Spangles | October 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Leuren moret has said layman cant use geiger counters or scintallotors because the jews and powers that be are jamming them since 2014 and they are all inaccurate. That is exactly what leauren moret said and one of her minions i had the displeasure of argueing with said 6 months ago. How can one argue with that? Seems perfectly logical to me. Or her insistance that spook NSA guy jim stone got it right. Two nuclear bombs were detinated in the pacific and caused the Tonohu earthquake that caused fuku.. Lauren Moret and her supporters also claim that haarp is pushing fukushima radiation out of the atmosphere over russia. Just like a haarp induced earthquake is the only way a shitty nuclear complex like fukushima or other nuclear reactors can fail. fukushima was a catastrophe caused by nucleoape ineptness. It is not a conspiracy.
      On right wing controlled opposition websites like enenews, alex jones GLP now if you do not accept leuren moret or agenda 21 or right wing politics as gospel you are not antinuclear and get trolled off those website forums.
      People who see the nuclear insanity and fukushima and do not go off on geoengineering boondoggles or farout leren moren fantasies to get the nuclear and fuku word put. Some people at enenews have said that hiroshima and nagasaki were firbombed not nuked. From a big leuren moret minion nuclear power .

      Many supposed teaparty antinucw retired from jobs and have pensions based on the nuclear industry and military industrial complex in the US. They can afford to prattle on about geoeng and bullshit leuren moret propaganda while younger people and others have had to truly suffer the cancer and see kids genetically damaged from when they started open testing bombs in the mid 50s and building nuclear power plants everywhere in the 60s and dumping nuclear waste everywhere too. Nuclear madness is not a planned culling of the human race it is the end of our genome and every other living thing

      Comment by Tim Curry | January 20, 2016 | Reply

  13. ok maybe she’s not just full of shit, found this http://www.springerlink.com/content/r75v88151407100k/ and this http://www.springerlink.com/content/v0q0217745017p13/ on google scholar, so she must have done some work on dust like she says.
    I still need convincing about her claims of harassment, perhaps that’s unfair but I need more than just her say-so. Anything more than just the same statement repeated in every interview.
    I want her to be sincere, at least, whether her views are right or wrong, she is very charismatic.

    Comment by Spangles | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  14. Good blog! Please, send me your newsletter.

    Comment by Marcel | November 9, 2010 | Reply

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    Comment by H Schaktman | November 18, 2010 | Reply

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