South Australians remain opposed to nuclear waste dump: Poll

A ReachTEL poll of 1077 South Australian’s shows opposition to a nuclear waste dump at 48.5% and support at 37.2%. (Full results below)

Final submissions to South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission closed on Friday.

“A nuclear waste dump remains unpopular, despite some recent high profile support and renewed focus with the Royal Commission,” Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Ben Oquist said.

“The Australia Institute will be releasing a report on Tuesday showing the economics of the proposed project are seriously flawed.

“South Australia’s future lies in a diversified economy, including a booming services sector and a modern agriculture. A taxpayer funded gamble on becoming the world’s radioactive waste dump could put such a future at risk.

“The nuclear campaign has included promises of ‘free energy’ and billions of dollars, all based on dubious-at-best assumptions. South Australians appear to remain sceptical about such promises,” Oquist said.

RESULTS 

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,077 residents across South Australia during the evening of 10th March 2016.

Question: Do you support or oppose a global nuclear waste dump, or global nuclear waste facility, being located in South Australia?

 

Total

Female

Male

18 – 34

35 – 50

51 – 65

65+

Support

37.2%

24.5%

50.6%

32.8%

39.7%

38.3%

38.5%

Oppose

48.5%

59.1%

37.5%

57.3%

45.2%

44.7%

45.7%

Undecided

14.3%

16.5%

12.0%

9.9%

15.1%

17.0%

15.9%

 

 

Total

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Undecided

Support

37.2%

48.8%

28.5%

11.8%

24.4%

Oppose

48.5%

38.2%

52.4%

71.0%

68.3%

Undecided

14.3%

13.1%

19.1%

17.2%

7.3%

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