Hanhikivi 1 -project has a strong local support

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 Finland in 2017, 75 percent of the people of Pyhäjoki are in favor of the project. The results show that a total of 71.9 percent of the residents of both Pyhäjoki and its surrounding municipalities Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Oulainen and Raahe welcome the project.

In December 2017, Norstat conducted a phone survey of a total of 850 randomly selected people: 400 in Pyhäjoki and 450 in the nearby areas. The margin of error is ± 3.3 percent at most.

Fennovoima has been commissioning opinion polls in Pyhäjoki area from Norstat Finland each year since 2008.