Hiroshima & Nagasaki: U.S. opinion on justification 2020, by gender

U.S. public opinion on whether the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were right or wrong in 2020, by gender

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Release date

August 2020


United States

Survey time period

August 6 to 7, 2020

Number of respondents

6,313 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "On August 6, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 9, a second atomic bomb was dropped, over Nagasaki. Do you think the decision to use nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II was right or wrong?"

Figures may not total 100% due to rounding.

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