What does the public know and feel about science?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Hannan, V.Reddy, A.Juan
KEYWORDS: KNOWLEDGE LEVEL, PUBLIC OPINION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-sept-2014/what-public-knows-about-science
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 8376

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Abstract

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) released a draft Science Engagement Framework for comment. But before embarking on a science engagement strategy, it is important to know what the public already knows and feels about aspects of science. Sylvia Hannan, Vijay Reddy and Andrea Juan report on the public's responses as gleaned from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS).