42% Favor More U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
Most voters remain concerned about the safety of nuclear power plants in this country, but support for building new plants in America appears to have rebounded slightly even as the nuclear crisis in Japan continues.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 42% now say more nuclear power plants should be built in the United States, but 37% disagree. Another 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Support for building more plants is up four points from 38% at the end of March. That marked the lowest level of support in nearly three years of Rasmussen Reports surveying.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on April 13-14, 2011 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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