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Energy Update

Voters Prefer New Energy Sources to Nuclear Power

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Voters remain conflicted over the construction of new nuclear plants in the United States and still tend to think that money would be better spent on new sources of energy. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters think more nuclear power plants should be built in the United States, but just as many (38%) disagree. This shows little change from September. One-in-four (24%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 30-31, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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