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, 72.7 percent of the people of Pyhäjoki are in favor of the project. The results show that a total of 67.2 percent of the residents of both Pyhäjoki and its surrounding municipalities Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Oulainen and Raahe welcome the project.

During October and November 2018, Norstat conducted a phone survey of 400 randomly selected Pyhäjoki residents and 450 residents in Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Oulainen and Raahe. The margin of error is a maximum of ± 3.3 percent. Fennovoima has commissioned Norstat Finland to conduct opinion surveys in the region of the nuclear power plant since 2008.