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

Attitude to the use of nuclear energy in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018 This statistic shows levels of support for the use of nuclear energy, among respondents to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracking Survey in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. Supportive respondents outnumber those opposed, with 38 percent of respondents supporting the use of nuclear energy and 22 percent saying they were opposed. The most popular single response category was 'Neither support nor oppose', with 37 percent of respondents.
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Share of respondents
Strongly support9%
Support29%
Neither support nor oppose37%
Oppose14%
Strongly oppose8%
Don't know/no opinion3%
Share of respondents
Strongly support9%
Support29%
Neither support nor oppose37%
Oppose14%
Strongly oppose8%
Don't know/no opinion3%
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This statistic shows levels of support for the use of nuclear energy, among respondents to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracking Survey in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. Supportive respondents outnumber those opposed, with 38 percent of respondents supporting the use of nuclear energy and 22 percent saying they were opposed. The most popular single response category was 'Neither support nor oppose', with 37 percent of respondents.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
March 28 to April 6, 2018
Number of respondents
2,102 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
UK households
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview

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