Opinions on the affordability of nuclear energy UK 2016-2021

How much do you agree or disagree that nuclear energy provides an affordable source of energy in the United Kingdom (UK)?*

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Release date

March 2022


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 24 to December 22, 2021

Number of respondents


Age group

Special properties

Address Based Online Survey (ABOS)

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Originally asked as ''I'm now going to ask you for your opinion on a number of issues in relation to nuclear energy. Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements''.
** n(2016)=2,105; n(2021)=4,029. The survey was conducted in March 2016.

Survey methodology in 2012 was a Kantar face-to-face omnibus survey. In 2021, the random probability survey ABOS (Address Based Online Survey) was introduced, for which the respondents are randomly selected based on their postcode address file. Due to a change in survey methodology, the source states that direct comparisons between time series is not possible.
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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