Reports And Studies

Questionnaire: Public Opinion Survey, September 2013

Public backing for nuclear energy’s role in meeting future electricity needs remains strong according to the latest semi-annual public opinion survey conducted by Bisconti Research, Inc. and Quest Global Research. The September 5-15, 2013 NEI-commissioned poll shows 82 percent of Americans feel nuclear energy will play an important role in meeting the country’s future electricity needs, and half believe this importance will increase with time. In addition, 84 percent of respondents favor renewing operating licenses for nuclear power plants that continue to meet federal safety standards, and 77 percent believe that nuclear power plants operating in the United States are safe and secure, a four percentage point increase from last February.