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Japan Earthquake Jolts Global Support for Nuclear Energy


Press Release Issued on April 19th, 2011 (15 pages)

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE JOLTS GLOBAL SUPPORT FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY: Net Favor falls from 25% to a mere 6%, as hundreds of millions worldwide become concerned about Nuclear Leakages and switch sides from favoring to opposing Nuclear Power. However supporters continue to outnumber opponents by 49% : 43%. The sharpest fall in support comes from Japan itself where Net Favor fell by 41%: from 34% prior to the Earthquake to minus 7% in the aftermath of the earthquake and Tsunami which damaged Japanese nuclear power plants at Fukushima. The survey was carried out by WIN-Gallup International, the world’s largest and the oldest network of independent opinion pollsters.