An Evaluation of Public Attitude toward Nuclear Power after Fukushima Accident: Evidence from Taiwan
Keywords:Attitude, Nuclear Power, Multi-regression Analysis
After Japan Fukushima accident, several countries are discussing whether they will maintain their nuclear power plants in the next few decades. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyze what information and psychometric factor has an effect on the propensity to the decision of terminating the 4th nuclear power plants in Taiwan. Multi-regression method is used to analysis the role of information factors and psychometric factors in attitude changing toward nuclear power; and using model comparison to analysis the explanation power between two information and psychometric models. The results showed that only amount of information cannot changes the attitude of Taiwanâ€™s public toward nuclear power.Â But psychological factors, such as perceived risk/benefit and trust, could influence the direction and degree of attitude changing.
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