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Public understanding of science in Europe 1989-2005. A Eurobarometer trend file.

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bauer, Martin W. (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London)
  • Shukla, Rajesh (National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi)
  • Kakar, Preeti (National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi)
  • Reif, Karlheinz (EB 31, EB38.1) (European Commission, Brussels)
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (EB55.2, CCEB2002.3, EB63.1) (European Commission, Brussels)
Publication Date
2011-07-05
Contributor
  • Faits at Opinions, Paris (EB31) (Data Collector)
  • Faits at Opinions, Paris (EB31) (Data Collector)
  • INRA, Brussels (EB38.1) (Data Collector)
  • INRA, Brussels (EB38.1) (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels (EB55.2) (Data Collector)
  • European Opinion Research Group (EORG), Brussels (EB55.2) (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (EB63.1) (Data Collector)
  • TNS Opinion, Brussels (EB63.1) (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest (CCEB2002.3) (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Organization Hungary, Budapest (CCEB2002.3) (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Technology, Energy
Description
  • Abstract

    Science and technology. Compiled data set of five Eurobarometer.Topics: Levels of information and interest towards sports news,politics, new medical discoveries, new investigations and technologiesand new scientific discoveries; frequency of visiting a science andtechnology museum, a zoo or aquarium, a natural history museum, apublic library and an art museum; knowledge of fundamental scientificfacts (center of the earth is hot, origin of oxygen, radioactive milk,proportions of electrons and atoms, movement of continents, genes,earliest humans lived in the time of dinosaurs, antibiotics, lasers,all radioactivity is man-made, evolution of human beings); naturalscience knowledge test (the earth orbits around the sun, duration of anorbit around the sun); familiarity with probability calculus andscientific testing methods; assessment of different fields of knowledgeas scientific: biology, astronomy, history, physics, astrology,economics, medicine, psychology, mathematics and homeopathy; attitudetowards science and technology (scale: more comfort, natural resourceswill be inexhaustible because of scientific and technological advances,dependence on science and not on faith, no important role of scientificresearch in protecting the environment, painful experiments on animalsshould be allowed to produce information about human health problems,knowledge of scientists makes them dangerous, makes work moreinteresting, knowledge about science is not important in respondent`sdaily life, makes the way of life change too fast, more opportunitiesfor the future generation); issue-comparison of Europe and the USA inscientific discoveries, technological advances applied in industry andeveryday life; knowledge about European Community activities inscientific and technical areas (agriculture, energy, science andtechnology, environment and defence).Demography: Marital status, age at completion or stop of fulltimeeducation; sex; age; size of community (degree of urbanization);religion; occupational status; nation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-03-13 / 1989-04-17
    Eurobarometer 31
  • 1989-03-13 / 1989-04-17
  • 1992-11-02 / 1992-11-30
    Eurobarometer 38.1
  • 1992-11-02 / 1992-11-30
  • 2001-05-10 / 2001-06-15
    Eurobarometer 55.2
  • 2001-05-10 / 2001-06-15
  • 2002-10-16 / 2002-11-17
    CCEB 2002.3
  • 2002-10-16 / 2002-11-17
  • 2005-01-03 / 2005-02-15
    Eurobarometer 63.1
  • 2005-01-03 / 2005-02-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
    Germany West and East
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
    Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Turkey (TR)
Sampled Universe
Residents in the respective country with national or EU citizenship, aged 15 and over.
Sampling
A multi-stage, random (probability) sampling design was used for this Eurobarometer. In the first stage, primary sampling units (PSU) were selected from each of the administrative regionals units in every country (Statistical Office of the European Community, EUROSTAT NUTS 2 or equivalent). PSU selection was systematic with probability proportional to population size, from sampling frames stratified by the degree of urbanization. In the next stage, a cluster of starting addresses was selected from each sampled PSU, at random. Further addresses were chosen systematically using standard random route procedures as every Nth address from th initial address. In each household, a respondent was drawn, at random, following the closest birthday rule. No more than one interview was conducted in each household. All respondents were supposed to have sufficient command of one of the respective national language(s) to answer the questionnaire. Separate samples were drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. Eurobarometer 31: Quota sampling established by sex, age and occupation on the basis of census data in Belgium, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Ireland; random selection of individuals or households from population registers in Denmark, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 97
Note
The Public Understanding of Science (PUS) project of integration ofEurobarometer data of different waves aimed at creating a cumulativecore datasets from the single crossnational databases with a common setof indicators covering public engagement, interest, knowledge andattitudes of the general public in Europe along with some demographicindicators. Five waves were taken, which are as follows: Eurobarometer31, March-April 1989 (GESIS Study ID ZA1750), Eurobarometer 38.1,November 1992 (GESIS Study ID ZA2295), Eurobarometer 55.2, May-June2001 (GESIS Study ID ZA3509), Candidate Countries Eurobarometer 2002.3,October-November 2002 (GESIS Study ID ZA4235) and Eurobarometer 63.1,January-February 2005 (GESIS Study ID ZA4233). The project wassupported by GESIS-ZA / GESIS department Data Archive for the SocialSciences (DAS).Citation: Martin W. Bauer, Rajesh Shukla, Preeti Kakkar (2011): PublicUnderstanding of Science in Europe 1989-2005. A Eurobarometer TrendFile. GESIS, Cologne [Publisher]: ZA4669, dataset version 1.0.0,doi:10.4232/1.10725.
Availability
Delivery
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-02 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2011-07-07

Bauer, Martin W.; Shukla, Rajesh; Kakar, Preeti; Reif, Karlheinz (EB 31, EB38.1); Soufflot de Magny, Renaud (EB55.2, CCEB2002.3, EB63.1) (2011): Public understanding of science in Europe 1989-2005. A Eurobarometer trend file.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10725