VA Report 2009:2
The 2009 VA Barometer points to a decline in the positive opinions Swedes have of science:
- Optimism about scientific development is waning.
- More people think science and technology are too difficult to understand.
- More people believe that that astrology is a scientific subject.
- Fewer young people want to become scientists.
But there is some good news. Many people agree that scientists and researchers are needed to solve the problems facing mankind. And confidence in the potential of research continues to be high, particularly regarding climatic and environmental research.