Research and analysis

Public attitudes to science 2008

Research looking at the UK public's attitudes to science, scientists and science policy.


Public attitudes to science 2008: a survey

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Third in a series of studies on the UK public’s attitudes to science, scientists and science policy. Builds on findings from the 2 previous surveys 2000 and 2005 and makes international comparisons. Analyses various age groups, ethnic minorities, and also looks at social sciences.

Published 1 March 2008