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Public Attitudes to Nuclear Power and Climate Change in Britain Two Years after the Fukushima Accident - Synthesis Report


Citation Poortinga, W., Pidgeon, N.F., Capstick, S. and Aoyagi, M. Public Attitudes to Nuclear Power and Climate Change in Britain Two Years after the Fukushima Accident - Synthesis Report. UKERC. 2014.
Author(s) Poortinga, W., Pidgeon, N.F., Capstick, S. and Aoyagi, M.
Publisher UKERC
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UKERC Report Number UKERC/RR/ES/2014/001
Abstract

This report describes the findings of a nationally representative British survey (n=961) conducted in March 2013. The main aim of the survey was to assess British attitudes to nuclear power and climate change two years after the Fukushima accident. The results are compared to a number of British surveys that were conducted at different stages before and after the Fukushima accident (2005, 2010, 2011, and 2012). This provides an overview of how public attitudes to nuclear and climate change have developed over the past decade and in particular after the Fukushima accident. In the longer term the data will be used for more detailed cross-national comparisons with Japan.