Key Public Opinion Findings from the NSB's Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014
Crystal Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
John C. Besley , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The presentation will feature highlights from the Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 chapter on “public attitudes and understanding.” This will include a focus on the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS) data on public S&T interest and engagement, knowledge about facts and processes, and funding support. It also will also address confidence in S&T community leaders, and views about science and engineering occupations. A number of international comparisons will be made.