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Science, Attitude towards/Trust in

Does the respondent trust science? Does the respondent feel positively towards science?


Below are 137 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • ADVFRONT from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Even if it brings no immediate benefits, scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary and should be supported by the Federal government. (ADVFRONT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ANSCITST from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Scientists should be allowed to do research that causes pain and injury to animals like dogs and chimpanzees if it produces new information about human health problems. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? (ANSCITST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BALNEG from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • People have frequently noted that scientific research has produced benefits and harmful results. Would you say that the balance has been strongly in favor of the harmful results, or only slightly? (BALNEG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BALPOS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • People have frequently noted that scientific research has produced benefits and harmful results. Would you say that the balance has been strongly in favor of the benefits, or only slightly? (BALPOS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific community. (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Q. Supporting scientific research (NATSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEXTGEN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Because of science and technology, there will be more opportunities for the next generation. (NEXTGEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Now for another type of question. People have frequently noted that scientific research has produced benefits and harmful results. Would you say that, on balance, the benefits of scientific research have outweighed the harmful results, or have the harmful results of scientific research been greater than its benefits? (SCIBNFTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCISTUDY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • When you read or hear the term scientific study, do you have a clear understanding of what it means, a general sense of what it means, or little understanding of what it means? (SCISTUDY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOOFAST from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Science makes our way of life change too fast. (TOOFAST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. Im going to name some of these problems, and for each one Id like you to tell me whether you think were spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Q. Supporting scientific research (NATSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific community. (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEXTGEN from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Because of science and technology, there will be more opportunities for the next generation. (NEXTGEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOOFAST from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Science makes our way of life change too fast. (TOOFAST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ADVFRONT from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Even if it brings no immediate benefits, scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary and should be supported by the federal government. (ADVFRONT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Now for another type of question. People have frequently noted that scientific research has produced benefits and harmful results. Would you say that, on balance, the benefits of scientific research have outweighed the harmful results, or have the harmful results of scientific research been greater than its benefits? (SCIBNFTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • In the past 30 days, how often have you visited a web site for: -- Science? (SCI30) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF9048 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • 1984, 1992, 2004: Science and technology; 1986, 1988: Space and scientific research; 1990: the space program (see federal spending question text and notes preceding VCF0886) (VCF9048) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODSGLRY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science helps to reveal Gods glory (GODSGLRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELYSCI from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: We rely too much on science and not enough on faith (RELYSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIHOSTL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41g. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Most scientists are hostile to religion (SCIHOSTL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIRELIG from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science and religion are incompatible (SCIRELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCISOLUT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q41b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science will eventually provide the solutions to most of our problems (SCISOLUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TECH from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Should federal spending on SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY be INCREASED, DECREASED, or kept ABOUT THE SAME? (TECH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROUDSCI from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • How proud is respondent of...U.S. scientific and technological achievements (PROUDSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • In the past 30 days, how often have you visited a web site for: -- Science? (SCI30) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ADVFRONT from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Even if it brings no immediate benefits, scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary. (ADVFRONT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? K. Scientific community (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LEADSCI from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Government decision makers should pay attention only to those scientific theories that have been accepted by leading scientists. (LEADSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? Q. Supporting scientific research (NATSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEXTGEN from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Im going to read to you some statements like those you might find in a newspaper or magazine article. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. Because of science and technology, there will be more opportunities for the next generation. (NEXTGEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Now for another type of question. People have frequently noted that scientific research has produced benefits and harmful results. Would you say that, on balance, the benefits of scientific research have outweighed the harmful results, or have the harmful results of scientific research been greater than its benefits? (SCIBNFTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP1 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Now Im going to read you some statements about science and scientists. How important are each of the following in making something scientific? A. It is done by scientists employed in a university setting. Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific? (SCIIMP1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP2 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? B. The people who do it have advanced degrees in their field. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP3 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? C. The conclusions are based on solid evidence. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP4 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? D. The researchers carefully examine different interpretations of the results, even ones they disagree with. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP5 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? E. The results of the research are consistent with religious beliefs. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP6 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? F. The results of the research are consistent with common sense. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP7 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? G. Other scientists repeat the experiment, and find similar results. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIIMP8 from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important are each of the following in making something scientific? H. The research takes place in a laboratory. (Would you say this is very important, pretty important, not too important, or not important at all in making something scientific?) (SCIIMP8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCISPEC from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Science is too concerned with theory and speculation to be of much use in making concrete government policy decisions that will affect the way we live. (SCISPEC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHICHSCI from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Research results from industry scientists are less reliable than those from university scientists. (WHICHSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • In the past 30 days, how often have you visited a web site for: -- Science? (SCI30) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • We believe too often in science, and not enough in feelings and faith. (SCIFAITH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Modern science will solve our environmental problems with little change to our way of life. (SCIGRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OBCLNING from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO OPPOSE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTATION ON THE CLONING OF HUMAN BEINGS) Is your objection to research on human cloning based more on: (OBCLNING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V082429C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • Order of SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY in administration of federal spending items (V082429C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V083143A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF R THINKS SPENDING ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE INCREASED/IF R THINKS SPENDING ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE DECREASED: Should it be increased a great deal, a moderate amount, or a little?/Should it be decreased a great deal, a moderate amount, or a little? (V083143A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V083143X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • SUMMARY: Increase/decrease spending on science and technology (V083143X) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific Community. (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific Community. (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROUDSCI from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • How proud are you of America in each of the following? E. Its scientific and technological achievements (PROUDSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMANRES from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (humanres_w3) S:4. Scientists should be free to do any research, even on controversial subjects like human cloning, without interference from religious morals or teachings. (Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree?) (HUMANRES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIDISC from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (scidiscovery_w3) S:2. [IF NOT RELIGIOUS, IF F:10=7 OR F:9=0, DK OR REF: My own views about religion have, ALL OTHERS, My own religious faith has] been strengthened by some of the discoveries of science. (Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree?) (SCIDISC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIENCE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (sciencerel_w3) S:3. The findings of science and teachings of religion are entirely compatible with each other. (Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree?) (SCIENCE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TEACHING from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (teachings_w3) S:1. The teachings of science and religion often ultimately conflict with each other. (Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree?) (TEACHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q10D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • When it comes to questions of right and wrong, which of the following do you look to most for guidance? Would you say . . . (Q10D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DOUBTS3 from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Conflict of faith and science. (DOUBTS3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCISOLVE from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Here are some things that have been said about science. Would you tell me if you tend to agree or disagree with them? Science will solve our social problems like crime and mental illness. (SCISOLVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific Community (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN3A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 3.a And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about science frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? (QN3A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q10D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • When it comes to questions of right and wrong, which of the following do you look to most for guidance? Would you say . . . (Q10D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INFVALSC from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Do you think each of the following has too much influence in shaping our nations goals and values, about the right amount of influence, or too little influence? -- scientists (INFVALSC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TRUSTSCI from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Agree or disagree: We trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith (TRUSTSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AUTSCIEN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? What science teaches us (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTSCIEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAVHMCLN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: allowing unrestricted scientific research related to human cloning. (FAVHMCLN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HARMMAN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Now a different kind of question… In the long run, do you think the scientific advances we are making will help or harm mankind? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (HARMMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRSCI_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Do you feel that scientists are generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250G) (FRSCI_B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community? (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SALSCI from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Would you say that you and your friends think about the following item very often, sometimes, or almost never: The scientific community (SALSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIHRT from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it. (SCIHRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • We believe too often in science, and not enough in feelings and faith. (SCIFAITH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Modern science will solve our environmental problems with little change to our way of life. (SCIGRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIWORSE from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Any change humans cause in nature- no matter how scientific- is likely to make things worse. (SCIWORSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific community (CONSCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? We believe too often in science, and not enough in feelings and faith. (SCIFAITH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? Modern science will solve our environmental problems with little change to our way of life. (SCIGRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIWORSE from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? Any change humans cause in nature—no matter how scientific—is likely to make things worse. (SCIWORSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIREL from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Here are some more questions about religion. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statements. If unsure, all things considered, do you tend to agree or disagree with -- Science and religion will always be in conflict. (SCIREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCIENCE from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion regarding technology? (SCIENCE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AD_SCIEN from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How much do you personally admire people in each of these lines of work - A great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or none? - Scientists (AD_SCIEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INC_SCI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • In the past five years, has your interest in each of the following been increasing, staying the same, or decreasing? - Science (INC_SCI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGREE2EE from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 2]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it (AGREE2EE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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