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A Survey and Analysis on the Sense of Nuclear Safety & Security for the Public: A Chinese Perspective †

by 1 and 2,*
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Institute for security and social development, North China Institute of Science and Technology, Langfang 065201, China
2
Department of Law, North China Institute of Science and Technology, Langfang 065201, China
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International Conference on Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Emergency and Nuclear Security—Nuclear Energy Knowledge Management of the BRICS Countries ICNNN/NEKM 3–6 December 2017, Hengyang, Hunan, China.
Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2495; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072495
Received: 15 May 2018 / Revised: 2 July 2018 / Accepted: 5 July 2018 / Published: 17 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nuclear Safety, Emergency, Security: Theory and Technology)
With the new round of global nuclear issues, the populace’s emotion has been tensed and discomposure has been trigged off. To accurately understand the sense of nuclear safety & security for the Chinese public and ensure that the government makes reasonable decisions regarding nuclear issues, a special questionnaire and evaluation has been carried out. With the use of the principles for sociology of security, the methods of questionnaires and SPSS, a three-dimension assessment system, which consists of knowledge and experience, internal, and external trust, and the way of perception, was constructed. This research shows that the state of Chinese populace’s sense of nuclear safety & security is generally as follows: their knowledge of nuclear safety & security and personal experience are still on a low to intermediate level; In terms of trust, it shows that the populace has lack of adequate trust in nuclear safety & security of neighboring countries or regions, as well as Chinese government’s countermeasures; in the way of perception of nuclear safety & security, the populace has few options of related information sources and though the sources are less reliable. Also, the size of the audience of nuclear safety & security is far short of what is desired. Finally, the comprehensive assessment holds that the current overall sense of security for the Chinese populace is on a low to intermediate level (40.71%). This paper points out that China should strengthen the popularization of the security of nuclear science to enhance public security confidence, also, further, more detailed and specific safeguarding measures regarding nuclear safety & security should be made to promote the development of nuclear safety & security affairs. View Full-Text
Keywords: the sense of nuclear safety & security; Chinese populace; a three-evaluation dimension; questionnaire survey; statistical analysis the sense of nuclear safety & security; Chinese populace; a three-evaluation dimension; questionnaire survey; statistical analysis
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