Nuclear safety opinions in the Unite Kingdom (UK) 2016-2023

How much you agree or disagree that nuclear energy provides a safe source of energy in the UK?*

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Release date

March 2024


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 7, 2023 to December 11, 2023

Number of respondents

3,743 respondents

Age group

Special properties

Previous surveys in March 2016 and March 2021

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Question 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....'
Percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding.
Survey base varied across the years.

Survey methodology in March 2016 was a Kantar face-to-face omnibus survey. In March 2021, a temporary Kantar online panel type of survey was introduced, which was not based on a random sample of respondents. 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.
This statistic is using original data from the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero and includes copyright material from © Crown, licensed under the Open Government License v3.0.

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