Nearly 80 percent of surveyed survivors of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki said they are not seeking an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Hiroshima later in the week, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday.

In an interview-style survey of 115 atomic bomb survivors in Japan, 78.3 percent said they are not asking for an apology, while 15.7 percent responded they want an apology from Obama.

It appears that some survivors thought it best that Japan not seek an apology for fear it would be an obstacle to Obama making the trip to the atomic-bombed city on Friday, as the first sitting U.S. president to do so.