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Public Perception

Science & Engineering Indicators 2012
National Science Foundation (NSF), 20102

Public Attitudes to Science (2011 main report)
Public attitudes to Science (2011 summary report)
Ipsos MORI - Social Research Institute, May 2011

Americans Are Wary Of Genetically Engineered Foods
NPR-Thomson Reuters, October 2010

In science we trust
Science and society: A Pacific divide 
How You Feel about Science
Scientific advances can stimulate the economy and are behind many of today's top political issues, but how does the scientifically literate public feel about science? Scientific American and Nature teamed up to find out, with a survey that drew responses from 21,000 readers around the world. The questions covered subjects ranging from trust in scientists and whether they should get involved in politics to spending on research. Distinctions became apparent between the United States and Europe in terms of attitudes to technologies; these are highlighted in the Scientific American article. Only 18% of US respondents wish to phase out nuclear power, compared with 66% of European respondents, and only 13% of US respondents are concerned about the risks associated with genetically modified crops, compared with 27% of Europeans. But just 8% of respondents across the whole geographical range would disapprove of embryo research under any circumstances. Nature's feature focuses on the striking differences between the responses from east Asia and those from the rest of the world. For example, a startling 35% of Japanese respondents and nearly 50% of Chinese respondents agreed that there is "reason for doubt" about evolutionary theory's ability to explain the variety of species on Earth. In contrast, the numbers for the rest of the world fluctuated around 10%. Japanese and Chinese respondents were also less likely than others to say that they trust scientific explanations for the origins of the Universe. And almost a third of scientifically literate Chinese people say that scientists should stay out of politics, compared with around 10% in most of the rest of the world.
Nature & Scientific American, October 2010

Understanding Public Debate on Nanotechnologies
Options for Framing Public Policy
European Commission, January 2010

Science & Engineering Indicators 2010
NSF, 2010

Cultura Científica en Iberoamérica
Encuesta en grandes núcleos urbanos

On the Pew Science Survey, Beware the Fall from Grace Narrative

Matthew C. Nisbet, July 2009

Public Praises Science, Scientists Fault Public Media
Pew Institute & AAAS, July 2009

The Social Life of Health Information
Pew Internet, June 2009

Informe sobre la Percepción del Cambio Climático en la Sociedad Española
Fundación Mapfre, Marzo 2009

Increased Number Think Global Warming Is "Exaggerated"
Lydia Saad - GALLUP, March 2009

La science a son théâtre
Boris Cyrulnik - JDD, Mars 2009

American Adults Flunk Basic Science
Survey from the California Academy of Sciences, February 2009

Percepción Social de la Ciencia en España
Informe de la encuesta 2008
FECYT, 2009

IV Encuesta de Percepción Social de la Ciencia
Presentación ppt
FECYT, 2009

The Role of Medical Language in Changing Public Perceptions of Illness
Meredith E. Young, Geoffrey R. Norman, Karin R. Humphreys - PLoS One, December 2008

II Estudio de Biotecnología: Actitudes hacia la Investigación con Células Madre
Fundación BBVA, May 2008

Taking Science Seriously
The Why Files, April 2008

The State of Science in America
Chicago's Museum of Science and industry, March 2008

Science & Technology: Public Attitudes and Understanding 2008
Science & Engineering indicators, National Science Foundation 2008

Most Trusted Profession
Ipsos MORI, February 2008

Percepciones y Actitudes de los Españoles hacia el Calentamiento Global
Fundación BBVA, February 2008

What can we learn from 25 years PUS survey research?
Martin Bauer, Nick Allum & Steve Miller - Public Undersatnding of Science,  2007

La Percepcion que tienen los Colombianos sobre la Ciencia y la Tecnologia
ColCiencias, 2007

Nanodialogues: Experiments in public engagement with science
DEMOS,  2007

Baròmetre de la Comunicació i la Cultura
Presentació (Catalan)
Dossier de premsa (Catalan)
Catalunya (Catalan)
Catalunya, País Valencià i Illes Balears (Catalan)
Fundació d'Audiències de la Comunicació i la Cultura (FUNDACC), November 2007

Más de la mitad de los españoles opina que la formación en ciencias que recibió durante sus estudios fue "insuficiente"
Press release (Spanish)
Full report (Spanish) CSIC. June 2007

Percepción de los argentinos sobre la investigación científica (Spanish)
Secretaría de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva. April 2007

Primer estudio sociológico sobre la percepción del cáncer en España (Spanish)
Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica, 2007

Apuntes sobre los Estudios de Percepción Social de la Ciencia y de la Tecnología
FECYT, 2007

Tercera encuesta nacional de la Percepción Social de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
FECYT, 2007
Cecilia Cabello, Directora de Ciencia y Soeciedad - FECYT, 2007

Views of Press Values and Performance: 1985-2007
The People & The Press-Pew Reserach Center, August 2007

Sobre la percepción internacional de las universidades españolas (Spanish)
A. Zorzano (SEBBM), March 2007

Percepción social de la ciencia, ¿un paso atrás? (Spanish)
SEBBM, March 2007

Percepção Pública da Ciência e Tecnologia (PDF, Portuguese)
Percepção Pública da Ciência e Tecnologia (Power Point, Portuguese)
Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (Brazil), 2007

Science in Theater
J. Kupferman, January 2007

Intelligent Design - Not the Fittest
Axel Meyer - Max Planck Research Magazine, 2006

Online Health Search 2006
PEW Internet & American Life Project, October 2006

Science and the public interest
The Royal Society, April 2006

The opportunity of scientific argumentation in the class-room: claim-evidence approach
C.-J. Kim, 2006

Science and Technology: public attitudes and understanding
Science & Engineering indicators 2006

Science and society (1). Science and society at the turn of the century
Ciencia y sociedad (1). Ciencia y público en el cambio de siglo
COSCE (Confederación de Sociedades Científicas de España), January 2006

Scientific Savvy? In U.S., Not Much
Cornelia Dean-The New York Times, August 2005

Health Information Online
PEW Internet & American Life Project, May 2005

The international impact of The day after tomorrow
A.A. Leiserowwitz, April 2005

Dangerous climate change: the role for risk research
I. Lorenzoni et al., 2005

White paper on the Ethical dimensions of Climate Change
Rock Ethics Institute, December 2004

Surveying the impact. The day after tomorrow
Environment, November 2004

Climate change goes public
F. Reusswig, October 2004

Representations of science in the knowledge society
B. Trench, June 2004

Public perception of science in eastern and central Europe
M. Claessens, June 2004

Percepción social de la ciencia y la tecnología en España (text in Spanish)
FECYT, 2004

Attitudes towards science among the european public: a methodological analysis
R. Pardo and F. Calvo, 2002

Report from the expert group benchmarking the promotion of RTD culture and public understanding of science
Annexes of the report

CORDIS, July 2002

Science & Media. The promotion of RTD culture and public understanding of science
V. de Semir, May 2002

Public Expects The Impossible From Science
Ipsos Mori, April 2002

Science and the public: a review of science communication and public attitudes to science in Britain
Wellcome Trust & Office of Science and Communication, October 2000

Public trust in scientific information
P. Jensen, September 2000

Perception of science in Catalan society
C. Ribas and J. Cáceres, 1997

Models of student's thinking concerning the greenhouse effect and teaching implications
V. Koulaidis and V. Christidou

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