Mini Poll: Callaway, Fukushima, And Energy Generation


Do you favor or oppose each of the following federal government policies to address the energy supply?


Allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in US waters

Favor:
 79%
Oppose:
 21%

Increasing Federal funding for research on wind, solar, and hydrogen technology

Favor:
 58%
Oppose:
 42%

Increasing Federal funding to develop technologies that aim to reduce the environmental impact of coal energy generation

Favor:
 58%
Oppose:
 42%

Providing tax incentives to those who buy hybrid or electric cars, trucks, and SUVs

Favor:
 52%
Oppose:
 48%

Spending more on street car, light rail, train, and bus systems, and cutting spending on highways and roads

Favor:
 38%
Oppose:
 62%

Building more nuclear power plants to generate electricity

Favor:
 90%
Oppose:
 10%

Spending more on street car, light rail, train, and bus systems, but raising taxes to maintain spending on highways and roads

Favor:
 48%
Oppose:
 52%

 


Has the current situation in Japan made you change your mind about using nuclear energy as a power source here in Missouri, or has it not made a difference to how you feel?


Changed my mind:
 5%
Has not changed my mind:
 95%

 


Do you think that the existing commercial nuclear power plant near Fulton, MO, should be permanently shut down, or do you think it is safe to operate?


Shut it down:
 6%
Continue to operate:
 94%

 


Would building a new nuclear power plant in Missouri be acceptable or unacceptable to you?


Acceptable:
 90%
Unacceptable:
 10%

 


Would building a new nuclear power plant within 50 miles of St. Louis be acceptable or unacceptable to you?


Acceptable:
 73%
Unacceptable:
 27%

 


If the development of nuclear power were to be reduced in the immediate years ahead, we would have to rely on other sources of energy such as coal and oil, which in turn could increase the amount of money the consumer would have to pay for electricity. Would you, yourself, be willing to pay higher prices for electricity in order to reduce the nation's dependency on nuclear power, or not?


Willing:
 9%
Not willing:
 91%

 


Do you support or oppose legislation being considered in the Missouri General Assembly right now that would allow the operator of a proposed commercial nuclear power plant to recover $40 million of construction costs from its electricity customers?


Support:
 75%
Oppose:
 25%

 


If a nuclear power plant in Missouri experienced severe damage due to an accident or natural disaster, how much confidence do you have in the federal and state governments' ability to handle that situation?


A great deal:
 36%
A moderate amount:
 54%
Not much:
 8%
Not at all:
 3%

 


Do you think that Missouri will face a major earthquake of its own during the next 25 years?


Yes:
 47%
No:
 53%

 


Do you have a personal disaster supply kit made up for your household?


Yes:
 42%
No:
 53%
No, not unless a pet carrier and six-pack qualify:
 5%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.