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

How Journalists View Science – summary

Summary of VA-report 2005:6

A total of five hundred and fifty journalists were interviewed about their views on science and their experience of communicating with researchers.

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| Vetenskap & Allmänhet

How the Public Views Science 2005 – Summary

Summary of VA report 2005:4

Since 2002, Vetenskap & Allmänhet have carried out an annual study into the public’s views of science and researchers. The aims are to build up the knowledge base of people’s opinions, attitudes and beliefs, and to measure any trends, patterns or changes in these. In other words, it aims to be a science barometer.

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| Vetenskap & Allmänhet

How Teachers View Science, 2004 – an interview survey

VA Report 2004:4

Teachers are a group that has a major influence on the attitudes and behaviour of children and young people. VA engaged the Swedish company TEMO to carry out a broad survey of teachers’ attitudes towards and perceptions of science and research.

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