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Title: NSF Poll # 2001-SCIENCE: Trend Dataset--Surveys of Public Understanding of Science and Technology      
dateReleased:
08-26-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.4/USNSF2001-SCIENCE
ID:
hdl:1902.4/USNSF2001-SCIENCE
description:
This survey covers the following issues and topics: Highest level of math completed in high school (1); did/did not take certain science courses in high school (3); college-level science courses taken by respondent (2); organization/firm for which respondent works does/does not conduct or sponsor any scientific or technological research (1); do /do not presently have a home computer in household (1); usage of home computer (5); usage of work computer (5); looking for information on World Wide Web (1); understanding of software technology (1); agree/ disagree with certain statements (23); interest in certain issues (6); how well is respondent informed about certain issues (6); understanding of term "scientific study" (2); DNA (3); believe certain statements are true/false (14); best way to test a drug for effectiveness against high blood pressure (2); chances of a couple having a child with an inherited illness (4); UFOs (1); think scientists should/should not be allowed to conduct research on studies that might discover intelligent beings in space (1); horoscopes/ personal astrology reports (2); balance between benefits of scientific research and harmful results (1); thin k science and technology have had a positive/negative effect/no effect on our standard of living (1); government spending (6); have/have not contacted any public official or legislator about any political issue or problem during the last year (2); how would respondent feel if child wanted to be a scientist (2); have/have not ever considered working in a science-related career (1); do/do not have cable or satellite television service in home (1); interest in current news events (1); how often does respondent read a newspaper (1); number of times respondent visited certain institutions in last year (5); number of hours respondent listens to radio in a typical day (2); television shows that focus pr imarily on science or nature (1); respondent does/does not watch certain television shows (13); number of hours in an average day respondent watches television (2); where does respondent get information about current news events (1); where does respondent get information about science and technology (1); any magazines that respondent reads regularly (1); ever read any science magazines (1).
description:
National Science Foundation (NSF), 2007, "NSF Poll # 2001-SCIENCE: Trend Dataset--Surveys of Public Understanding of Science and Technology"
name:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997