Poll Released Week After Bush Visit to Plant to Tout More Nuclear Power in U.S.; Public Wants Wind and Solar Power Alternatives Emphasized Over Nuclear WASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In the week after President Bush's visit to a nuclear power plant, a major new national opinion survey will show that nuclear power is far less popular among Americans (including conservative voters) than the renewable energy alternatives of wind power and solar energy. The survey also will show strong bipartisan skepticism about the costs and delays associated with a major build-up of nuclear power plant operations in the United States. News event speakers will be: * Civil Society Institute President and Founder Pam Solo; and * Opinion Research Corporation Vice President Wayne Russum. TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based national news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1:30 p.m. ET on May 31, 2006 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442. Ask for the "alternative energy survey" news event. CAN'T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://www.civilsocietyinstitute.org/ as of 6 p.m. ET on May 31, 2006. The nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute is a think tank that serves as a catalyst for change by creating problem-solving interactions among people, and between communities, government and business that can help to improve society. CSI has conducted more than half a dozen major surveys since 2003 on energy issues, including global warming, renewable energy and vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. CSI is the parent organization of 40mpg.org (http:/www.40mpg.org). You can find the Civil Society Institute on the Web at http://www.civilsocietyinstitute.org/. DATASOURCE: Civil Society Institute, Newton, MA., and Washington, DC. CONTACT: Ailis Aaron Wolf, +1-703-276-3265, , for Civil Society Institute Web site: http://www.civilsocietyinstitute.org/ http:/www.40mpg.org