ERIC Number: ED156454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Survey II of Public and Leadership Attitudes Toward Nuclear Power Development in the United States. Study No. 2628.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This publication details a national survey done by Louis Harris and Associates, similar to one done in 1975, to assess attitudes toward nuclear power in the United States. The survey consisted of three parts. The first part was in-person, door-to-door interviews with 1,597 randomly selected households nationwide. The second part was 309 interviews, about one hour long, with neighbors of nuclear power plants in three areas of the country. The third part was personal interviews with 214 political, business, environmental, and regulatory agency leaders in the nation. Interview questions and data, discussions of each section of the study, and a general summary are included. Some of the topics examined are the rising concern over energy shortages, sufficiency of electric power supply, utility prices, steps proposed to help solve the energy crisis, safety, and advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power plants. Also surveyed were attitudes in support or in opposition to nuclear power plants and confidence in utilities, government, environmentalists, and scientists on nuclear issues. (MR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ebasco Services Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For related document, see SE 024 368; Contains occasional light and broken type