Nuclear power plants

Oct 29, 2012

Q. Do you support or oppose Australia developing nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity?

 

27 Jan 09

20 Dec 10

21 Mar 11

21 Nov 11

Total

29 Oct 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

43%

43%

35%

39%

39%

36%

47%

19%

Total oppose

35%

37%

53%

45%

41%

44%

34%

69%

Strongly support

14%

16%

12%

13%

11%

9%

15%

3%

Support

29%

27%

23%

26%

28%

27%

32%

16%

Oppose

21%

21%

21%

22%

20%

22%

18%

28%

Strongly oppose

14%

16%

32%

23%

21%

22%

16%

41%

Don’t know

22%

19%

13%

16%

21%

20%

18%

11%

41% oppose Australia developing nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity and 39% support. This represents a small drop (-4%) in opposition since this question was asked last year.

Those that intend to vote Lib/Nat were more likely to support (47%) than oppose (34%) Australia developing nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity.

There was majority opposition from Greens voters (69% oppose or strongly oppose) while Labor voters were split 36% support/44% oppose.

There is a considerable difference between the attitudes of men and women towards nuclear power plants – 52% of men, compared to just 25% of women support or strongly support Australia developing nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity.

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