VA Barometer 2011/12 English

VA Report 2011:4

Brighter outlook for science?

Some of the results from the VA barometer 2011:

  • Confidence in researchers at universities increases following a previous decline.
  • Fewer people think that science and technology are too difficult for most people to understand.
  • Four out of ten think Sweden should put more effort into research that has Nobel prize winning potential.

The VA barometer is an annual survey of Sweden’s attitudes towards research and researchers. This report presents results from 1003 telephone interviews and 3000 postal surveys, created and compiled by the SOM institute in collaboration with VA. The telephone interviews were conducted by market research company Novus Opinion between 17th and 21st October 2011. The results are based on a representative sample of the Swedish population aged 16 and over.

The VA barometer was produced with support from Formas, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, and VINNOVA.

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