"Nuclear safety in Ukraine"


The Gorshenin Institute held a telephone public opinion poll regarding nuclear safety in Ukraine on 15 and 16 March 2011.

A total of 1,000 respondents aged over 18 were selected randomly in all regional centres of Ukraine, in Kiev and Sevastopol. Quotas were established based on respondents’ age, sex and area of residence. Sample error does not exceed 3.2%.

What do you think of environmental safety of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants?

  • Definitely unsafe – 40.8%
  • Rather unsafe – 25.4%
  • Rather safe – 15.8%
  • Definitely safe – 11.3%
  • No answer – 6.7%

Do you have fears of a serious accident at one of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants?

  • Definitely yes – 41.8%
  • Rather yes – 28.4%
  • Rather no – 13.2%
  • Definitely no – 8.1%
  • No answer – 8.5%

Are you afraid that the accidents at Japanese nuclear power plants may affect your personal health or health of your relatives and friends?

  • Afraid very much – 32.3%
  • Rather afraid – 22.6%
  • Rather not afraid– 15.1%
  • Not afraid at all – 23.2%
  • No answer – 6.8%

What do you think the Ukrainian energy policy shall be based on?

(two answers maximum, please)

  • Development of alternative sources of energy (including alternative fuel) – 38.7%
  • Development of local deposits of oil and gas – 28.8%
  • Development of coal mining – 17.4%
  • Hydro power plants – 13.6%
  • Construction of new nuclear power plants– 5.2%
  • No answer – 19.6%




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