We conduct annual attitude surveys to learn how the Swedish public views science, research and researchers. On this page, you can read about these surveys and our other studies investigating public attitudes.
Our annual attitude surveys are conducted in two different ways:
- The VA Barometer has been conducted annually since 2002 through telephone interviews with a sample of individuals representing the Swedish public aged 16-74, in cooperation with Exquiro market research company.
- As part of the National SOM surveys, postal questionnaires are sent to a representative sample of 3,000 Swedish individuals aged 16-85 years living in Sweden. This Science in Society-survey has been conducted by VA in cooperation with the SOM Institute, (Society, Opinion, Mass Media) at Gothenburg University since 2002.
- Communication about Corona is investigating media reporting and public trust during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the latest
VA hit the ground running at the PCST conference in Rotterdam 11–14 April. Giving insight talks on ongoing projects, presenting results from recent studies, hosting workshops and participating in panel… Läs mer
These are some of the results of the 2022/23 VA Barometer. (mer …) Läs mer
To have a clearly described societal benefit is said to be an important factor for people to be able to have confidence in research. But it seems that this matters… Läs mer