"Japan's Majority Favor Phasing Out Nuclear Power: Poll"

"TOKYO -- A vast majority of Japanese favor the gradual phasing out of nuclear plants but accept that some reactors need to be restarted to secure enough power in the short term, a newspaper poll showed on Sunday."

"The poll, published in the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper and conducted on the first anniversary of thetsunami-triggered nuclear crisis, comes ahead of decision expected soon by the government on whether to allow the restart of two idled nuclear reactors.

According to the poll byJapan Association for Public Opinion Research, 79.6 percent of those asked were at least more or less in favor of breaking with nuclear power eventually."

Reuters had the story March 18, 2012.

Source: Reuters, 03/19/2012