No confidence in Taiwan’s nuclear free agenda

No confidence in Taiwan’s nuclear free agenda

A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 7,500 responses on June 20-23, 2017, asked about confidence in the “nuclear free homeland by 2025” agenda of President Tsai Ing-wen.

When asked:  Are you confident that the goal of a “nuclear free homeland by 2025” can be achieved?  2.5% say they are “very confident”, 1.8% say “somewhat confident”, 5.8% say “not too confident”, 89.1% say they have “absolutely no confidence”, and 0.8% say “do not know”.

When asked:  Do you have confidence in developing reusable energy sources?  2.8% say “very confident”, 6.2% say “somewhat confident”, 28.3% say “not too confident”, 62.0% say they have “absolutely no confidence”, and 0.7% say “do not know”.

When asked:  Do you support nuclear power?  36.5% say they “support it very much”, 43.9% say they “support it somewhat”, 8.2% say they “do not support it very much”, 9.2% say that “absolutely do not support it”, and 2.2% say they “do not know”.  In this survey, 81.2% of the respondents were men and 18.8% were women.

A follow-up Yahoo Taiwan survey of 9,300 responses conducted on June 27-30, 2017, shows that 47.4% “very much support” nuclear power to generate electricity, 36.6% “somewhat support” nuclear power to generate electricity, 6.3% “do not support it too much”, 7.8% “absolutely do not support” it, and 1.9% “do not know”.

 

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