Kiwis surveyed on the Large Hadron Collider

New Zealand Herald: Kiwis fear the atom-smasher, says survey

The survey asked how closely people had followed news coverage of the Large Hadron Collider’s launch. The survey was taken before the LHC was put out of action when a helium leak forced it to be shut down.

Survey highlights:

– 10 per cent of those surveyed said they were concerned about the Large Hadron Collider creating a mini black hole.

– 53 per cent of those surveyed said they had followed the stories moderately to very closely.

– 27 per cent of those said they were moderately to very concerned it would create a mini black-hole leading to the end of the world.

– The poll involved 750 people aged 18 and over, and had a margin of error of 3.6 per cent.