Poll: U.S. nuclear disaster ‘probable’

According to a new McClatchy Newspapers-Marist poll, most Americans surveyed are worried about a disaster like Fukushima occuring here. As the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported yesterday:

The McClatchy-Marist survey found that a solid majority of Americans – 57 percent – think that a nuclear crisis is probable here; 41 percent thought such a crisis was likely, while another 16 percent said it was very likely.

Far fewer think it’s not going to happen: 31 percent said it wasn’t very likely, while 9 percent said it wasn’t likely at all.

The April 10-14 poll surveyed 629 people nationwide. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Are we prepared for a Fukushima-scale accident?

People split over the U.S. government’s ability to manage such a disaster. Forty-nine percent said it was prepared or very prepared, but 48 percent said it wasn’t very prepared or wasn’t prepared at all.

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