US Public Opinion About Nuclear Energy, May 2005
U.S. public support for nuclear energy reached record highs in May 2005, continuing an upward trend. Now, 70 percent of the public favors nuclear energy. Ratings of nuclear power plant safety and importance of nuclear power to future electricity supply also are at high marks. In addition, the national survey found virtual consensus approval of nuclear power plant license renewal (85 percent) and large majority support on several questions relating to new nuclear power plant development.