Europeans Support Cutting Down on Financing of Nuclear Energy Sector – Survey Results
down investments into nuclear energy, according to the results of a survey
conducted by Benenson Strategy Group together with First International
Resourcesin late Feb. through the first half of March, 2011. The relevance of
the survey on prospect of nuclear energy is increasing due to the recent
anniversary of Chornobyl disaster.
The survey has revealed that even before the earthquake in
majority of European respondents of the survey conducted in sevencountries
not favor further investments into nuclear power sector. Thus, only 12
percent of German respondents supported the increase of investments into
nuclear sector, whereas 70 percent opposed it. On the other hand, the
majority of Ukrainian respondents (
in 1986. – Ed.)supported the increase of investments into nuclear energy – 35
to 18 percent of respondents.
At the same time, about half of respondents agreed, that investing into
nuclear energy sector would promote their economies. On the other hand, the
question about how investments into nuclear energy will influence the
accessibility to electric energy almost equally divided the respondents’
opinion. The survey also demonstrated the most recognized advantages of the
nuclear energy – it is anenvironmentally friendly and cheap energy source.
interviews among 1021 adult respondents (over 18 years old). In
survey was conducted among 500 respondents from each country who shared their
opinion in “face-to-face” and telephone interviews. The survey represents
plus or minus 4 percent margin error at a 95 percent confidence level. Almost
all of the respondents were questioned before the accident in
To honor the 25th anniversary since Chornobyl disasterthe Ukrainian
government plans to hold an international conference on
construction of the new containment structure over Chornobyl’s 4th reactor.
The UN Secretary General
European Commission President
intention to participate in the conference.
SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine