44% Support Building More U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
Support for building more nuclear plants in the United States is still below where it was prior to last year's nuclear plant disaster in Japan. But voters are less enthusiastic about eliminating existing plants in this country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters now think more nuclear power plants should be built in the United States. Thirty-eight percent (38%) are opposed to building new plants, while 18% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on May 16-17, 2012 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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