The sense of Congress is that...

Nuclear power provides a proven source of safe, affordable, low-carbon energy, which is why some countries rely on it for 80 percent of their electricity. We should provide loan guarantees to stimulate the construction of more nuclear plants in the U.S.

208

48%

227

52%

The minority position is that Japan proves there are too many unanswered questions about the safety of nuclear power, such as dealing with natural disasters and disposing of nuclear waste. The government should not encourage the building of more nuclear power plants in the U.S.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, April 17-April 20, 2011, N=326, margin of error +/-5.43%