The second poll on Nuclear Energy commissioned with IPSOS by Greens For Nuclear Energy
In our third opinion poll on attitudes to nuclear energy (and the use of biomass) ‐ and our second poll conducted by Ipsos, the Greens For Nuclear Energy campaign reveals once again that people involved in environmental campaign organisations (for example Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth, the RSPB, WWF, the Green Party, etc) are more likely to support than to oppose the use of nuclear energy for electricity production in the UK.
Mark Yelland, founder of the Greens For Nuclear Energy campaign said:
“At each successive poll that we have commissioned, results consistently suggest that those involved in environmental campaigning organisations do indeed see a role for nuclear energy in our energy mix. This contradicts the conventional view that environmentalists are de facto anti‐nuclear. Whilst the use of civil nuclear energy undoubtedly remains a polarizing issue in society at large, there is a strong suggestion within both of our polls with Ipsos that the traditional view of environmentalists being necessarily anti‐nuclear is outdated and misplaced.”
Between the 11th and the 15th of November 2022, Ipsos conducted an online survey among a nationally representative quota sample of 3,236 participants aged 16‐75 in the UK, with the data weighted to a nationally representative profile.
Of this group of participants (3,236), 19% (a base size of 642 of those interviewed) said they were at least to some extent “involved in an environmental campaigning organisation, for example Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth, the RSPB, WWF, the Green Party, etc,” where the poll defined “involved” to mean “organise or participate in events arranged by the organisation, or are a member of the organisation.”