Strong Support in Pyhäjoki and in the Region
A clear majority of the residents of Pyhäjoki and its surrounding municipalities support Fennovoima's nuclear power plant project.
According to the survey implemented by Norstat in December 2015, 68 percent of the people of Pyhäjoki are in favor of the project. The results show that a total of 66 percent of the residents of both Pyhäjoki and its surrounding municipalities Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Oulainen and Raahe welcome the project.
In Pyhäjoki support for the Fennovoima’s project has increased by two percent compared to October 2014. In the entire study area the support has risen by five percent from last year. At that time 66 percent of the residents of Pyhäjoki and 61 percent of those living in the surrounding municipalities were in favor of the project.
Fennovoima has commissioned an opinion poll from Norstat Finland nine times since 2008. Norstat Finland conducted a phone survey of a total of 830 randomly selected people, 400 in Pyhäjoki and 430 in the nearby areas. The margin of error is ± 3.3 percent at most.
Fennovoima chose in October 2011 Pyhäjoki as the site of the new nuclear power plant. Pyhäjoki has some 3400 residents.