Sentiment towards the use of nuclear energy in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2022

From what you know, or have heard about using nuclear energy for generating electricity in the UK, do you support or oppose its use?

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Release date

March 2023


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 17 to December 19, 2022

Number of respondents

3,570 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Previous surveys in September 2012 and from March 2014 to March 2021

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

"Don't know" answers account for the remaining share of the total.

Survey methodology up to March 2018 was a Kantar face-to-face omnibus survey. Between March 2020 and March 2021, a temporary Kantar online panel type of survey was introduced, which was not based on a random sample of respondents. From autumn 2021 onwards, the survey primarily used an Address Based Online Surveying (ABOS) method. The survey conducted in 2022 used a a push-to-web methodology, where the addresses of the respondents were randomly selected from the postcode address file (PAF) and completed the survey online or on paper. Due to a change in survey methodology, the source states that direct comparisons between time series is not possible.
The opinion expressed by remaining share of the respondents was 'Don't know'.
This statistic using original data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0

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