ERIC Number: ED284749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Public Attitudes toward Engineering and Technology--Part 1: An Analysis of Existing Survey Data for the National Academy of Engineering.
Komarnicki, Mary; Doble, John
This report presents an analysis of public and leadership opinion survey data about engineering and technology over the past 10-15 years. It examines public attitudes toward technology and engineering, and provides implications about views concerning specific issues related to these general subjects. The volume is organized thematically, into sections, which include: (1) the public's perception of engineering; (2) the importance of technology in the United States; (3) the perceived quality of U.S. products versus foreign products; (4) technological development and protectionism; (5) technological investment and business; (6) technology and the federal government; (7) technology, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and space exploration; and (8) public views of technology. Within each section, detailed observations provide further analytic interpretation. Written analyses and interpretations are interspersed with tabular material that generally presents data in chronological order to support the conclusions. (TW)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Engineering, Federal Government, Government Role, International Relations, International Trade, Investment, National Defense, Nationalism, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Science and Society, Social Attitudes, Space Exploration, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
Executive Office, National Academy of Engineering, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418 (no charge).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: For part 2 of an examination of public opinion of engineering and technology, see SE 048 295.