Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

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SCIENCE

Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion regarding technology?
  1) Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged.
  2) Science is basically good and should be left alone.
  3) Science can have bad effects and should be controlled.
  4) Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled.
  9) No response

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged. 159 51.6% 51.6% -.63
Science is basically good and should be left alone. 69 22.4% 74% .03
Science can have bad effects and should be controlled. 60 19.5% 93.5% .69
Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled. 11 3.6% 97.1% 1.35
No response 9 2.9% 100% 4.65

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged. 50.0%
25
53.8%
42
48.4%
31
52.5%
31
60.0%
24
52.6%
153
Science is basically good and should be left alone. 24.0%
12
23.1%
18
25.0%
16
18.6%
11
20.0%
8
22.3%
65
Science can have bad effects and should be controlled. 24.0%
12
17.9%
14
18.8%
12
25.4%
15
5.0%
2
18.9%
55
Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled. 2.0%
1
3.8%
3
4.7%
3
0.0%
0
10.0%
4
3.8%
11
No response 0.0%
0
1.3%
1
3.1%
2
3.4%
2
5.0%
2
2.4%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
50
100.0%
78
100.0%
64
100.0%
59
100.0%
40

291


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female No answer TOTAL
Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged. 53.1%
68
50.3%
88
60.0%
3
51.6%
159
Science is basically good and should be left alone. 25.0%
32
20.6%
36
20.0%
1
22.4%
69
Science can have bad effects and should be controlled. 17.2%
22
21.1%
37
20.0%
1
19.5%
60
Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled. 3.1%
4
4.0%
7
0.0%
0
3.6%
11
No response 1.6%
2
4.0%
7
0.0%
0
2.9%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
128
100.0%
175
100.0%
5

308


Household income (I-INCOME)

$15,000 or less Between $15,000 and $20,000 Between $20,000 and $25,000 Between $25,000 and $30,000 $30,000 and up TOTAL
Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged. 46.7%
35
41.3%
19
50.0%
16
70.0%
21
62.0%
44
53.1%
135
Science is basically good and should be left alone. 18.7%
14
30.4%
14
37.5%
12
13.3%
4
21.1%
15
23.2%
59
Science can have bad effects and should be controlled. 22.7%
17
26.1%
12
9.4%
3
13.3%
4
12.7%
9
17.7%
45
Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled. 6.7%
5
0.0%
0
3.1%
1
3.3%
1
1.4%
1
3.1%
8
No response 5.3%
4
2.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.8%
2
2.8%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
75
100.0%
46
100.0%
32
100.0%
30
100.0%
71

254


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School graduate High School diploma Some college College degree Graduate school TOTAL
Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged. 33.3%
10
46.1%
41
51.6%
47
64.8%
46
63.6%
14
52.1%
158
Science is basically good and should be left alone. 16.7%
5
21.3%
19
23.1%
21
21.1%
15
27.3%
6
21.8%
66
Science can have bad effects and should be controlled. 33.3%
10
27.0%
24
18.7%
17
9.9%
7
4.5%
1
19.5%
59
Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled. 10.0%
3
2.2%
2
3.3%
3
2.8%
2
4.5%
1
3.6%
11
No response 6.7%
2
3.4%
3
3.3%
3
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
3.0%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
30
100.0%
89
100.0%
91
100.0%
71
100.0%
22

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