The main areas of public concern regarding nuclear energy relate to safety, waste and proliferation. Despite massive attention being paid to these issues by designers, suppliers, operators, regulators and governments, a significant proportion of the general public remains unconvinced. However, opinions vary widely from country to country and depend on factors such as social status, education and gender. In general, people who are well informed about nuclear energy or who live close to nuclear facilities tend to be more supportive than those who are less informed or who live further away. This observation sends a strong message about the importance of openness and transparency and also about the value of information and site visits. This factsheet has been produced by SNETP to demonstrate to stakeholders that the nuclear research community takes the public’s views seriously and is ready to address their concerns openly.