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Global Snap Poll on Tsunami in Japan and Impact on Views About Nuclear Energy, 2011 (ICPSR 31574)

Principal Investigator(s): Gallup International


This Global Snap Poll was carried out by WIN-Gallup International from March 21 to April 10, 2011, in 47 countries across the globe. The poll was aimed to measure public views about the tragic earthquake in Japan and its impact on opinions about nuclear energy. Respondents were asked whether they were in favor of or opposed to the use of nuclear energy as one of the ways to provide electricity to the world, whether they have heard or read about the earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of Japan, and whether they have heard or read about the leakage of radiation from nuclear reactors in Japan as a result of the earthquake. Respondents were also queried on what their views were about nuclear energy before the earthquake in Japan, what their major source of information about the tsunami and earthquake in Japan was, their view on how Japan's economy would recover, whether they were concerned about the possibility of a nuclear incident in their own country, and whether they thought that nuclear power plants in their country were properly secured against accidents. Demographic variables include sex, age, marital status, race, income, education level, employment status, religious preference, and type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural).

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Study Description


Gallup International. Global Snap Poll on Tsunami in Japan and Impact on Views About Nuclear Energy, 2011. ICPSR31574-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-09-26. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31574.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31574.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, earthquakes, nuclear energy, nuclear reactor safety, nuclear reactors, public opinion, radiation

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Global, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Vietnam (Socialist Republic)

Time Period:   

  • 2011-03--2011-04

Date of Collection:   

  • 2011-03-21--2011-04-10

Unit of Observation:    individual

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A truncated value label in variable Q6 was corrected.


Weight:    Please refer to the Data Collection Instrument for information on weights.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview, telephone interview, web-based survey

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2011-09-26

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