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07/06/10 Climate for research in decline

Only one in four Swedes, 27 percent, think that Sweden has a good research climate. Just under half, 45 percent, believe that more investment in research will lead to a better society for all. These are two conclusions from a new study conducted by Swedish organisation VA (Public & Science), in cooperation with the SOM Institute.

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Don’t forget about the experts!

Although essential to the dialogue process, experts are widely neglected. Most focus to date has been on public involvement, according to a recent UK report.

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Americans hold scientists in high esteem

US citizens are increasingly concerned about the environment. They express high levels of support for government funding of research and over half of Americans think scientists have “very great prestige”.

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Science so what? so everything

The title says it all! Launched by the UK government, this latest campaign aims to explain the relevance of science to our everyday lives, and also to show its importance to the economy.

 

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Confidence in scientists on the decline

Press Release 16 June 2009

Barely six out of ten Swedes have confidence in scientists and there has been a decline of six percentage points over the past year. Supporters of the Left Party and the Nationalist Democrats (political parties at each end of the political spectrum) have the least positive view of scientific development, according to a new study carried out by Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science), VA, and the SOM Institute.

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08/12/08 Tailwind for sciences

Press Release 8 December 2008

Confidence in scientists is increasing in Sweden. More and more people believe that scientific developments have made life better and more young people want to become scientists. These are conclusions from a new survey conducted by Public & Science (Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA).

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Swedes losing confidence in researchers

This article first appeared in Science & Public Affairs, December 2007

Karin Hermansson and Esther Crooks chart the decline

Less than half of the Swedish public has confidence in researchers, according to a survey of 3 000 Swedes carried out by the Swedish association Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA (Public & Science).

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