VA Barometer 2013/14 English

VA Report 2013:4

Record confidence in research

  • Confidence in researchers at universities in Sweden is at a record high
  • The public supports investment in research and letting researchers do research that may not necessarily yield useful results
  • Most Swedes believe that some restrictions should be placed upon researchers conducting register-based research
  • Many Swedes do not entirely trust research findings published in the media and believe that researchers lack consensus on important issues.

These are some of the results of the 2013/14 VA barometer. The VA barometer is based on 1,000 telephone interviews with a representative sample of the Swedish population aged 16–74. The interviews were carried out by market research company Exquiro between 30 September and 6 October 2013. It is the 12th survey to be conducted since VA was founded in 2002.

Download a PDF version of the VA Barometer 2013/14 here.


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