Share of Japanese who support atomic energy 2011-2020

According to a survey conducted on nuclear energy in Japan in October 2020, 14.4 percent of respondents were in favor of using nuclear energy as an energy source for their country. The support for nuclear energy drastically decreased by more than 20 percent after the Fukushima incident in 2011. It continued to fall even lower in the years afterwards, reaching its lowest points in 2013 and 2017.

Share of people in Japan who support the use of nuclear energy from 2011 to 2020

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Release date

February 2021



Survey time period

October 2 to 15, 2020

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

15-79 years

Special properties

figures as of October of each year

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Original question: "What kind of energy should Japan use from now on?" (Multiple answers possible)

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