Attitudes towards nuclear power and nuclear waste among adolescents in Oskarshamn 1996

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Per Hedberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Göran Sundquist - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology, Sceince and Technology Studies (STS)

Description

Oskarshamn is one of the municipalities being discussed as a possible site for disposal of nuclear waste from the Swedish nuclear power plants, and there has been inquiries made for a pilot study in the area. In view of this the local council of Oskarshamn appointed a ´Youth team´, consisting of ten young politicians from all political parties represented in the local council. The aim of the team was to inform and create debate among adolescents about how to store the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. The purpose of this survey, addressed to young people in Oskarshamn, was to shed light on their opinion towards a pilot study and possible disposal of nuclear waste in Oskarshamn. The respondents had to answer questions about their opinion on the use of nuclear power in Sweden, if they believed nuclear power to be abolished by year 2010, and about their general interest in issues concerning energy and nuclear power. Other questions concerned risks associated with nuclear power, the influence different groups have/ought to have when it comes to disposal of nuclear waste, and if the resp

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Language

Swedish

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Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Inhabitants in Oskarshamn aged 15-30 years.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1996-04-01–1996-05-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Oskarshamn Municipality

Topic and keywords

Subject area

Environment and conservation, Energy and natural resources, Youth (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Hedberg, P. & Sundqvist, G. (1998) Slutstation Oskarshamn. In Lidskog, R. (ed.) Kommunen och kärnavfallet. Stockholm: Carlssons.

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Attitudes towards nuclear power and nuclear waste among adolescents in Oskarshamn 1996

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Per Hedberg, Göran Sundquist. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1998). <em>Attitudes towards nuclear power and nuclear waste among adolescents in Oskarshamn 1996</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000895">https://doi.org/10.5878/000895</a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Per Hedberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Göran Sundquist - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology, Sceince and Technology Studies (STS)

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1996-04-01–1996-05-01
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

81

Number of individuals/objects

1101

Published: 1998-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-17