VA carries out studies and surveys with the aim of increasing knowledge about the relationships between science and society at large as well as more specific studies into societal groups such as journalists, teachers and the business community:

The public


  • School meets Science is a three-year project investigating how schools view research and their contact with researchers.



International studies

Business community


Young people

If you would like to learn more about VA’s study projects, please get in touch.

Latest VA Reports in English:

| Vetenskap & Allmänhet

Public Opinion in Sweden on the Use of Animals in Research


The Swedish Research Council, on behalf of the Swedish Government, monitors issues concerning the use of animals in research and also provides information and promotes discourse on research and research ethics. This opinion survey is part of that work.

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Swedes’ confidence in research decreasing?

PCST Paper 2008

Results from attitude surveys conducted over the past few years indicate that confidence in research is declining among Swedes. But there are also indications of an increased level of trust in what can be achieved through research in certain areas, such as climate change and health.

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