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07-25-2007, 09:15 AM
Stephen Ansolabehere (http://web.mit.edu/polisci/faculty/S.Ansolabehere.html), a political scientist at MIT, has done a survey of Americans' attitudes toward different sources of energy, and reports that oil has an image problem.

"Americans now strongly wish to reduce the use of oil, and they view this energy source less favorably than any other source of power," he writes in the abstract. "It has supplanted nuclear power as the least liked energy source," he writes later. Nuclear, in the meantime, has become somewhat more popular than it was when he did a similar survey in 2002.