The Guardian UK Science Blog has a interesting report on a recent European survey on public attitudes towards science. The Eurobarometer survey for the European Union found that hearteningly, 80% of Europeans are interested in science, but somewhat more worryingly, that 53% think scientists are “dangerous” . Scientists from universities and government organisations were more likely to be regarded as qualified to explain scientific and technological developments than either scientists working in industry or newspaper journalists. The survey also found that a majority of people think that scientists don’t put enough effort into informing the public about new developments in science.
The full article is here.