Science: Attitude to Science and Technology

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Description

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:

Format

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":

Comfort

Science and technology are making our lives healthier, easier and more comfortable.

Environment

Scientific and technological research cannot play an important role in protecting the environment and repairing it.

Work

The application of science and new technology will make work more interesting.

Future

Thanks to science and technology, there will be more opportunities for the future generations.

Technology

New technology does not depend on basic scientific research.

Industry

Scientific and technological research do not play an important role in industrial development.

Benefit

The benefits of science are greater than any harmful effect it may have.

References

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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