Yeah, unfortunately in a democracy though, even the uninformed have an opinion. And the UK has a fanstastic "Yeah I'm up for that, just not in my back yard" mentality.
With nuclear power I don't see why though. I lived near to (few miles away, well within the fry-ing zone if it went Chernobyl) a nuclear power station for a number of years and I never minded. Again, I think the only reason why people would mind is because they've been ill-informed by the various myths that have spread around.
Besides, if nuclear power was prominent enough, we'd have a lot more research into it and personally if that was the case I think we'd have cracked fusion by now, meaning that the fission reactors would be likely be phased out anyway!