Australia: Nuclear Power Desired, but ‘Not in my Backyard’

Thinking now about reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help address climate change, are you personally in favour or against the development of a nuclear power industry in Australia, as one of a range of energy solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

In favour 46%
Against 40%
Uncommitted 15%

And if it was decided that Australia develops a nuclear power industry, would you personally be in favour or against a nuclear power station being built in your local area?

In favour 26%
Against 66%
Uncommitted 9%

Source: Newspoll / The Australian
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,207 Australian voters, conducted from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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