A survey on the public perception of CCS in France

Abstract : An awareness and opinion survey on Carbon Capture and Storage was conducted on a representative sample of French aged 15 years and above. About 6\% of respondents were able to provide a satisfying definition of the technology. The key question about `approval of or opposition to' the use of CCS in France was asked twice, first after presenting the technology, then after exposing the potential adverse consequences. Approval rates, 59\% and 38\%, show that there is no a priori rejection of the technology. The sample was split in two to test for a semantic effect: questioning one half about `Stockage' (English: storage), the other about `Sequestration'. Manipulating the vocabulary had no statistically significant effect on approval rates. Stockage is more meaningful, but does not convey the idea of permanent monitoring.
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Minh Ha-Duong, Ana Sofia Campos, Alain Nadai. A survey on the public perception of CCS in France. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Elsevier, 2009, 3, pp.633-640. ⟨10.1016/j.ijggc.2009.05.003⟩. ⟨halshs-00200894v3⟩



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