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science barometer

A representative survey of German citizens on science and research


project lead

Ricarda Ziegler

030 2062295-40 ricarda.ziegler@w-i-d.de

How interested are people in science? How much do they trust science and research? And which areas of research do they see as most important for the future? Wissenschaft im Dialog measures the German population’s attitudes towards science and research in an annual representative survey. 

science barometer 2017

German people think that science and research were not sufficiently taken into account in the campaign for the 2017 German national elections. More results of the science barometer 2017 can be found...

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science barometer 2016

German people think that there is not enough involvement of researchers in the discussion about refugees and integration. More results of the science barometer 2016 can be found here.

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science barometer 2015

One-third of the German population wants to stop Dual-Use technologies, another third is in favour of a continuation of this development.

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science barometer 2014

Expenses for research should not be shortened and the influence of science on politics is too little, German people think in 2014.

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