Nuclear power and the public: an update of collected survey research on nuclear power

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The purpose of this research was to collect, analyze, and summarize all of the nuclear power-related surveys conducted in the United States through June 1981, that we could obtain. The surveys collected were national, statewide, and areawide in scope. Slightly over 100 surveys were collected for an earlier, similar effort carried out in 1977. About 130 new surveys were added to the earlier survey data. Thus, about 230 surveys were screened for inclusion in this report. Because of space limitations, national surveys were used most frequently in this report, followed distantly by state surveys. In drawing our conclusions about public ... continued below

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Rankin, W.L.; Melber, B.D.; Overcast, T.D. & Nealey, S.M. December 1, 1981.

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The purpose of this research was to collect, analyze, and summarize all of the nuclear power-related surveys conducted in the United States through June 1981, that we could obtain. The surveys collected were national, statewide, and areawide in scope. Slightly over 100 surveys were collected for an earlier, similar effort carried out in 1977. About 130 new surveys were added to the earlier survey data. Thus, about 230 surveys were screened for inclusion in this report. Because of space limitations, national surveys were used most frequently in this report, followed distantly by state surveys. In drawing our conclusions about public beliefs and attitudes toward nuclear power, we placed most of our confidence in survey questions that were used by national polling firms at several points in time. A summary of the research findings is presented, beginning with general attitudes toward nuclear power, followed by a summary of beliefs and attitudes about nuclear power issues, and ended by a summary of beliefs and attitudes regarding more general energy issues.

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  • Other: DE82017797
  • Report No.: PNL-4048
  • Report No.: BHARC-400/81/027
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5271934 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5271934
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1073990

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Rankin, W.L.; Melber, B.D.; Overcast, T.D. & Nealey, S.M. Nuclear power and the public: an update of collected survey research on nuclear power, report, December 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1073990/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.