The public

attitude surveys and studies

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.

Researchers’ Night, Stockholm 2018.

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.

Other studies:

Read the latest

Building bridges in SciComm – PCST 2023 in Rotterdam

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

VA Barometer 2022/2023 in English

These are some of the results of the 2022/23 VA Barometer. (mer …) Läs mer


2023-02-24 |


2023-08-11 |


The Public, VA-rapport

Shedding light on the public’s views of the humanities

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


2023-02-16 |


2023-02-16 |


The Public, VA-rapport, ViS
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