Public perceptions of nuclear science in South Africa, 2013: tabulation report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Struwig, B.Roberts, M.Ngungu, S.Gordon
KEYWORDS: NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, PUBLIC ATTITUDE, SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 8183

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to give an overview of public perceptions on various aspects of nuclear technology and energy in South Africa, with the aim of providing a more detailed understanding of both the extent and nature of knowledge and attitudes towards this scientific subject matter. The empirical results contained in the report are structured around the following thematic issues: ? Knowledge of Nuclear Technology ? Perceived Benefits and Concerns Associated with Nuclear Technology ? Support for Different Applications of Nuclear Technology ? Perceptions of Nuclear Energy ? Perceptions of Nuclear Safety ? Views on Nuclear Energy in a Global Context ? Information on Nuclear Energy ? Final Assessment of Nuclear Energy and Technology