ERIC Number: EJ1019038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
The State of Public Opinion Research on Attitudes and Understanding of Science and Technology
Besley, John C.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v33 n1-2 p12-20 Feb-Apr 2013
This article provides a critical and global overview of current research into public opinion about science and technology (S&T). Although several sets of high-quality data exist, there remains a lack of international coordination and irregular release of new data in forms that can be widely used. The article highlights a range of key challenges that those involved in collecting and reporting public opinion data about S&T can address to provide society with a more comprehensive and more integrated picture of attitudes and understanding about S&T around the world.
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Data Collection, Scientific Literacy, Technological Literacy, Surveys, Knowledge Level, Science and Society, Scientific Attitudes, Research Needs
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