Nuclearstreet.com has a good news story about a recent Gallup Poll that shows that 59% of Americans favor the use of nuclear energy, including a 27% segment that “strongly favor” its use. One piece of the survey results that I want to discuss is the following comment about gender differences:
Gallup has always found consistent and large gender differences in Americans’ views of nuclear power, and the same applies this year — 71% of men favor the use of nuclear energy, compared with only 47% of women. Both groups show their highest level of support for nuclear power to date.
The real question is not to guess why the differences are there and measurable, but to talk about the actions we can take to move the needle of support up among women. I know there are quite a few women who read this, and your thoughts would be welcome. Maybe I can even encourage some comments from people who have been reading for a while and have not yet gotten officially involved in the conversation.