A recent Ipsos MORI survey updates trend data on public attitudes to climate change, nuclear power, and other energy sources. It shows a further drop in public belief in, and concern for climate change. It also discusses levels of public support for nuclear power in Britain and shows that attitudes have become somewhat more positive in recent years. Cardiff University have compared these results with surveys of the general public in Japan. They show that while the Fukushima nuclear accident led to a near-total collapse in public confidence in nuclear energy in Japan, it had almost no impact on British public attitudes to nuclear power.
- Download a full copy of Cardiff University’s Working Paper using this Ipsos MORI data.
- Download the survey press release.
- The nationally representative survey in Great Britain was carried out as part of Ipsos MORI’s face-to-face omnibus that took place between 8 and 26 March 2013 (Great Britain, n=961). Respondents were aged 15+ and weighted to the profile of the known population.
- The findings from previous years were from nationally representative in-home quota surveys conducted by Ipsos MORI in Great Britain. Respondents were aged 15+ and weighted to the profile of the known population.
- 2010: Survey took place between 6 January and 26 March 2010 (n=1,822).
- 2005: Survey took place between 1 October and 6 November 2005 (n=1,491).
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