Public Attitude toward Nuclear Power Engineering

The public’s attitude towards nuclear power

The number of people that are “for” the production of energy from nuclear power plants

According to a Eurobarometer survey, the Czechs are among the biggest supporters of nuclear power usage in the 27 EU member states. About two-thirds of people in the Czech Republic are all for or mostly for nuclear power.

Generally, opinions on the use of nuclear power differ significantly between countries with a nuclear power plant and those that do not have such an installation. The countries whose population is more in favour of nuclear power than the EU average are all in the group of 15 European countries that have a nuclear power plant on their territory.

Besides the Czech Republic and Slovakia, there is at least one nuclear power plant in Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

STEM has conducted a number of surveys investigating the Czech public’s attitude towards nuclear power over a long time. The results are shown in the charts here.

“Are you personally for the development of nuclear power engineering in our country?”

Source: ibrs, VI/2013, 500 respondents

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“Are you personally for the development of nuclear power engineering in our country?”

Source: STEM, Trends 1994-2012, ibrs 2013

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How strong is Nuclear Power Engineering support in our country?

“Do you think that the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant is comparable with modern nuclear power plants throughout the world?”

Source: STEM, Trends 2000-2012, ibrs 2013

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“In a referendum, how would you answer the question: Do you want new modern nuclear units to be completed and commissioned at the site of the Temelín NPP?”

Source: STEM, Trendy 2000 – 2012, ibrs 2013 (in 2000-01 the question read “Do you want JETE to be put into full service?”)

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“Which production resources, in your opinion, should have the largest share on the production of electricity by 2030?”

Source: STEM, Trends 2000 – 2012, ibrs 2013

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