“25 years after the Chernobyl NPP accident”


A telephone poll was conducted by Gorshenin Institute on April 18-20, 2011, on the subject: “25 years after the Chernobyl NPP accident”.

Overall 1000 respondents 18 years old and older were interviewed, based on a random sample, in all regional capitals of Ukraine, in Kyiv and Sevastopol. Regions of residence, gender and age of the respondents were used as quotas. The representation error of the poll does not exceed +/-3.2%.

How do you think safe is the Chernobyl NPP today?

  • Definitely dangerous – 45.6%
  • Rather dangerous – 32.7%
  • Rather safe – 9.1%
  • Definitely safe – 6.2%
  • Difficult to answer – 6.4%

What do you think, how should the Chernobyl zone used in the future?

(multiple answers are possible)

  • As an exclusion zone – 37.9%
  • As a centre for scientific research – 36.3%
  • As a preserved zone – 15.4%
  • As a tourist site – 6.1%
  • Place of radioactive waist disposal – 4.8%
  • Other – 2.2%
  • Difficult to answer – 4.6%

Do you think new NPPs or new units at the NPPs operating in Ukraine should be built?

  • Yes – 20.3%
  • No – 66.3%
  • Difficult to answer – 13.4%

Are you afraid that the consequences of the Chernobyl accident might negatively impact your health and health of your relatives?

  • Definitely yes – 50.2%
  • Rather yes – 37.1%
  • Rather no – 4.2%
  • Definitely no – 5.3%
  • Difficult to answer – 3.2%




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