Research and analysis

Public attitudes to science 2011

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

Documents

Public attitudes to science 2011: main report

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Public attitudes to science 2011: summary report

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Public attitudes to science 2011: literature review

Public attitudes to science 2011: top line results

Public attitudes to science 2011: final results

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Detail

Report of a study commissioned by BIS from Ipsos MORI, working with the British Science Association. It is the fourth in a series of studies looking at the UK public’s attitudes to science, scientists and science policy. It measures the trends uncovered in the 3 previous studies (2008, 2005, and 2000) and assesses progress since the first study in 2000.

The report includes:

  • a summary report
  • a literature review
  • top line results from the 2011 study
  • data tables presenting results from the 2011 study

See also the ‘Survey of 14 to 16 Year Olds’, which provides an overview of what this age group think about science, scientists and science policy across the UK. It covers general attitudes to science, science in schools and science outside of schools.