Public perceptions of science snd technology in Europe, China and India

Virgil Rerimassie*, Ma Ying, Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Miltos Ladikas

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This chapter provides a brief comparative analysis of public perceptions of science and technology in Europe, China and India. Although the available data is limited, and not always directly comparable, it is nevertheless sufficient to provide an impression of several issues that will be discussed and compared in this chapter, such as interest in and basic knowledge of science and technology, the image of science and technology and scientists, tensions between science and faith, and the benefits versus the potential risks of science and technology. The overview will be based on surveys on these issues conducted in the three regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience and Technology Governance and Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Perspective from Europe, India and China
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319146935
ISBN (Print)9783319146928
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Europe
  • India
  • Public perceptions
  • Science and technology


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