Dataset: Election Study 1957

Variable v385: Attitude toward nuclear energy

Literal Question

There's a lot of talk about whether nuclear energy will bring a prosperous era or the annihilation of the whole human race. Here are four different opinions on this topic. Which one comes closest to your own opinion?
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1 nuclear energy will one day surely bring benefits and advantages for mankind
2 in general nuclear energy can be very useful for mankind, but only if we learn to use it wisely
3 nuclear energy will probably be dangerous for us because it's very doubtful if we learn how to use it wisely
4 nuclear energy will almost certainly lead to annihilation because one day there will be a nuclear war
5 undecided

9 NA

0 INAP., not asked from part I to III

Values Categories N
0 INAP., not asked from part I to III 6178
1 benefits and advantages 176
2 only if we use it wisely 966
3 will probably be dangerous 411
4 will certainly lead to annihilation 417
5 undecided 129
9 NA 5

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 8282
Missing cases 0
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 9.0
This variable is numeric


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