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Polish Briefing 6 April, 2018 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Poles have a problem with smog and are divided by building a nuclear power plant

What goes on in Poland on the 6th of April.

CBOS: Poles have a problem with smog

44 percent The respondents in the CBOS survey assessed that smog is a serious problem in the area in which they live. For 19 percent the problem of smog is very serious, for 29 percent – its scale is small. 24 percent of the respondents do not see it at all.

According to the study, residents of large cities, southern Poland – the Śląskie and Małopolska voivodships and Mazovia – most often speak about the serious problem with smog. The residents of the village from the north-eastern and eastern parts of Poland usually do not see the smog in their area.

56 percent Respondents are of the opinion that air pollution is mainly the result of fumes from boilers and stoves in households, the second most frequently indicated (21%) source of smog is road transport, 14% pointed to industry and energy. Over a third of respondents check the air quality in their area during the autumn and winter, using information, for example, on websites, through special applications or on television. 8 percent he does it always or almost always during the heating season. 64 percent are not interested in it at all.

Poles divided about the construction of a nuclear power plant

50 percent CBOS surveyed opposed the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland, 34 per cent declared their support for this investment. respondents. 16 percent he has no opinion.

As CBOS noted, the attitude to the development of nuclear energy in the Center’s research is quite stable – since 2011, opponents have a dozen-point advantage over supporters. CBOS reminded that from 2011 in its research the percentage of opponents focused on the atom in Poland fell from 53 to 50 percent, while the percentage of supporters ranged from 40 percent in 2011, 35 percent in 2013, 38 percent in 2016, up to 34 percent in 2018.

Commenting on the results of the survey, CBOS noted that the attitude to the development of nuclear energy in Poland differs primarily in gender. The construction of nuclear power plants in our country is supported by 50 percent of men and 20 percent of women. The biggest proponents of this project are young people – from 18 to 24 years of age, where the support exceeds 60 percent.