Researchers are perceived to be less in agreement in their views on how the corona pandemic is being handled in Sweden. Confidence in various professional groups, however, has not changed since July, nor has Swedes’ consumption and perceptions of the media’s reporting on the coronavirus. These are the latest findings of a study being conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).
In order to engage the public in science and design effective citizen science projects, it is important to understand the main motivations that drive individuals to engage in research. A pan-European study by the EU ORION Open Science project has revealed gender and age differences when it comes to the reasons that motivate members of the public to get involved in life sciences research.
Public trust in science, handling scientific uncertainty, responsible research and innovation, and the future of science communication are all topics of discussion that VA (Public & Science) will be contributing to at this year’s EuroScience Open Forum, taking place on 2-6 September.Läs mer
Swedes perceive the tone of reporting on the coronavirus in the media as less hyped/alarmist than they did prior to the summer. Public confidence in the media is decreasing but has strengthened for government officials. These are the latest findings of a study on reporting of the coronavirus in the Swedish media being conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).
As digitisation profoundly changes how science is communicated and by whom, a survey conducted by researchers within the RETHINK project has investigated what science communicators perceive their role to be, which tools they use and what they are trying to achieve through their activities.
A decreasing proportion of Swedes think that the media’s reporting on the coronavirus provides them with the information they need. Politicians who comment on the virus are perceived to be less in agreement than previously. These are the latest findings of a study being conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).
The Swedish public continues to have a high level of confidence in universities and researchers. At the same time, there are clear signs of an ongoing polarisation, with a widening divide in confidence between different population groups. These are the findings presented in a new report by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).
There are many Swedish actors that are interested in increasing access to research and research findings, according to a new study conducted by VA (Public & Science) and the popular science magazine Forskning & Framsteg. The Swedish Research Council has subsequently committed to support the development of a collaborative national initiative on science communication and science journalism.