Nuclear power use: French public opinion 2004-2013

Views of the French population on nuclear energy use from 2004 to 2013

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 2, 2013
Nuclear power use: French public opinion 2004-2013  From 2004 to 2013, the distribution of the French public opinion regarding the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy varied rather marginally. Still, the share of French people thinking that nuclear energy use had more disadvantages grew slightly, peaking at 46 percent in 2007 and at 45 percent in 2010, before reaching 40 percent in 2013. As of 2018, the French public opinion appeared evenly polarized between favorable and opposed standings.  
Opinion of the French on energy production

In a survey from 2015, 40 percent of French people considered energy independence to be the strongest argument in favor of nuclear energy, even though most of the uranium used to produce nuclear energy is imported by France from other regions of the world. On the other hand, public opinion in France seems to be mostly in favor of investments in the development of renewable energies rather than solely in the nuclear sector. Moreover, French people still do not seem very confident in the safety of nuclear energy, since 8 out of 10 respondents stated that they would not want to live near a nuclear power plant .  

Nuclear power generation in France

   In France, nuclear energy represents the most important source of power generation (about 70%), with 58 nuclear reactors located in various plants in the country . Most of them are situated in the center and the north of the country. The oldest French nuclear plant in Fessenheim hosted two reactors, whereas the biggest plant in Gravelines had 6.
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Views of the French population on nuclear energy use from 2004 to 2013

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