This data set comes from the Consumer Protection and Perceptions of Science and Technology section of the 1992 Euro-Barometer Survey (Karlheinz and Melich, 1992) based on a sample from Great Britain. The questions asked are given below:
All of the below items were measured on a four-group scale with response categories "strongly disagree", "disagree to some extent", "agree to some extent" and "strongly agree":
Science and technology are making our lives healthier, easier and more comfortable.
Scientific and technological research cannot play an important role in protecting the environment and repairing it.
The application of science and new technology will make work more interesting.
Thanks to science and technology, there will be more opportunities for the future generations.
New technology does not depend on basic scientific research.
Scientific and technological research do not play an important role in industrial development.
The benefits of science are greater than any harmful effect it may have.
Bartholomew, D., Steel, F., Moustaki, I. and Galbraith, J. (2002) The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists. London: Chapman and Hall.
Karlheinz, R. and Melich, A. (1992) Euro-Barometer 38.1: Consumer Protection and Perceptions of Science and Technology. INRA (Europe), Brussels. [computer file]
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