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| Vetenskap & Allmänhet

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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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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