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Elliot Huxtable

What is the public’s opinion about . . . Nuclear Power and Wind Power? Is this opinion different depending on where they live? And are these powers good or bad?

/>The Abstract
I interviewed people in 6 different places: Croydon, Southend, Westcliff, Rochford, Bradwell and Brighton. Each of the different places had it’s own view in a way but they generally pointed in the direction of nuclear power being unpopular and wind power being preferred and that the Prime Minister should use wind power as the main source.

The Introduction
I wanted to find out if the population of Britain as a whole has the opinion that nuclear power is bad and dangerous while wind power is good and healthy as oppose to nuclear power. There is a lot of dispute and debate going on at the moment in parliament and out of it, about whether nuclear power is right. Lots of politicians are involved including the Prime Minister, Tony Blair and the head of the Conservatives, David Cameron, so therefore I though it very topical.

Methodology
I used one method in finding out my information - which was approaching people in the street and asking them to fill in a questionnaire (an example is attached to this project), all the questionnaires were exactly the same so I could create a table of results (also attached). Some people filled them out themselves while others got me to do them if they were in a rush. I then anaylsed the findings according to the location they came from

The Findings
Generally people were very co-operative but one or two ignored me and two people said they would fill them in but one glance at the topic denied me the ‘pleasure’ of interviewing them.

Bradwell
I chose this place because it has had a nuclear power plant for some time but it closed last year and the council is thinking about adding a wind farm about where it used to stand. Surprisingly most people in the small town cried ‘NO’ to this and have posters in the windows echoing this. Weirdly my results don’t show this. I interviewed ten people and of those ten, two got half way and refused, two said they liked both wind power and nuclear power. One said no to both powers. Two said yes to wind but no to nuclear. One even has mixed feelings about both powers. One likes wind but has no opinion on nuclear. One said no to wind but yes to nuclear! The reasons for not liking wind were noise pollution and the problems Holland has with it. The problem with nuclear power was perceived to be the long-term effects and it’s dangers that they didn’t fully convey, but possibly included radioactive contamination.

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Brighton
I chose Brighton because my cousins live there and we were visiting anyway so it would be easier. I interviewed four people in Brighton – my aunt and uncle and my aunt’s work-mates. All four said yes to wind and no to nuclear! The problems with nuclear power were the radioactivity, could there be an English Chernobyl? Also concerns about waste material being dangerous. Also terrorists could get their hand on it and kill lots of people.

Croydon
I didn’t actually go to Croydon; we just had visitors from there so I interviewed them. There were two of them. Both of them said they liked the idea of Wind power and dislike the idea of nuclear, why? Because of the waste disposal problems.

Rochford
I interviewed three people from Rochford – they liked wind and disliked nuclear because of pollution and waste disposal problems.

Southend
I interviewed seven people. Four of them said yes to both nuclear power and wind power. The other three all disliked nuclear but not wind because of the safety aspect both inside the plant and out.

Westcliff
I interviewed four people there and three disliked nuclear power but not wind while one liked both powers. One interviewee said quite plainly when asked why nuclear power was not good was that “it explodes” quite.

Analysis
My data cannot be held responsible for the whole opinion of Britain because I only used a small group of people mostly friends of myself or the family and they could be bias or I am just talking of middle-class, reasonably well educated, white people. Most of my candidates were not very knowledgeable about the topic but the ones who were just said they knew more or gave better reasons for disliking something.

Conclusion
At a first glance somebody may think that Britain is veered toward disliking nuclear totally but this is not true at all many people like or don’t dislike nuclear power – over half the people I interviewed said they are not biased either way or even liked nuclear power. I do not take my census to actually be exactly correct to Britain’s actual way of thinking but I’d like to think that Britain is standing neutral but slightly veering off towards wind power. My chart shows an extraordinary number of the people I interviewed preferring wind as oppose to nuclear. Also opinion is little affected by where you live as Bradwell has a different opinion to Croydon.

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Charts
These charts are replicas of the data on my chart (also attached)

Wind Power
People in Bradwell's opinion on Wind Power
6 Number of people 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes No Do they like it? Mixed

People in Brighton's opinion on Wind Power
4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 Yes No Do they like it? Mixed

No. of People

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People in Croydon's opinion of Wind Power
2.5 No. of people 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 Yes No Do they like it? Mixed

People in Rochford's Opinion off Wind Power
3.5 3 No. of People 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 Yes No Do they like it? Mixed

People in Southend's Opinion of Wind Power
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes No Do they like it? Mixed

No. Of People

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People in Westcliff's Opinion of Wind Power
4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 Yes No Do they like it? Mixed

Nuclear Power
People in Bradwell's opinion on Nuclear Power

No. of People

3 4 Yes No Mixed

3

People in Brighton's Opinion on Nuclear Power
0 0

Yes No Mixed

4

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People In Croydon's opinion of Nuclear Power

0

Yes 1 1 No Mixed

People in Rochford's Opinion of Nuclear Power

0 1 Yes No Mixed 2

People in Southend's Opinion Of Nuclear Power

1

Yes No 2 4 Mixed

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People in Westcliff's Opinion of Nuclear Power

1

1 Yes No Mixed

2

Acknowledgements
People I’d like to thank
I’d like to thank . . . Ms. Duffy Mrs. Illes Dr. Sheehy Ben Miller My Mum My Dad My Brother My Aunt and Uncle The people of Westcliff, Southend, Croydon, Rochford, Brighton and Bradwell

Elliot Huxtable

Appendix
Sample Questionnaire

I am doing some research into the public’s knowledge and opinion of wind power and nuclear power and comparing these statistics. This is for a school research project named STARS.

Signed, Elliot Huxtable.
1 Please rate your knowledge on wind power. (1-bad. 5excellent) ( please circle)

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3

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5

2 Please rate your knowledge on nuclear power. (1-bad. 5-excellent) (please circle) 1 2 3 4 5

3 Do you think that wind power is safe? Yes No Don’t know

4 Do you think that nuclear power is safe? Yes No Don’t know

5 Which type of renewable power source do you want your town powered by?

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