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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. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

CONSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16932.8
1) A great deal89425.1
2) Only some1,23734.8
3) Hardly any1444.0
8) Dont know1143.2
9) No answer10.0
TOTAL3559100.0


TRUSTSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

We trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith. (TRUSTSCI)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Strongly agree1002.8
2) Agree3219.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree3439.6
4) Disagree40611.4
5) Strongly disagree1624.6
8) Cant choose260.7
9) No answer70.2
TOTAL3559100.0


HARMGOOD from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Strongly agree381.1
2) Agree1403.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree2918.2
4) Disagree62117.4
5) Strongly disagree2406.7
8) Dont know330.9
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL3559100.0


TOOFAST from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,46770.7
1) Strongly agree1252.6
2) Agree57811.8
3) Disagree58712.0
4) Strongly disagree1082.2
8) Dont know290.6
9) No answer70.1
TOTAL4901100.0


ANSCITST from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Strongly agree1203.4
2) Agree63817.9
3) Disagree72420.3
4) Strongly disagree43712.3
8) Dont know902.5
9) No answer120.3
TOTAL3559100.0


SCIMATH from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

The quality of science and mathematics education in American schools is inadequate. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? (SCIMATH)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Strongly agree43712.3
2) Agree1,01928.6
3) Disagree40311.3
4) Strongly disagree320.9
8) Dont care1273.6
9) No answer30.1
TOTAL3559100.0


VISSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

How many times did you visit a science museum during the last year? (VISSCI)
TOTAL%
-1) Inapplicable1,53843.2
0) 01,52442.8
1) 13499.8
2) 2932.6
3) 3220.6
4) 4110.3
5) 570.2
6) 610.0
8) 810.0
9) 910.0
10) 1050.1
12) 1220.1
15) 1510.0
20) 2020.1
25) 2510.0
999) No answer10.0
TOTAL3559100.0


INTSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Are you very interested, moderately interested, or not at all interested in issues about new scientific discoveries? (INTSCI)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Very interested78722.1
2) Moderately interested92426.0
3) Not at all interested2988.4
8) Dont know110.3
9) No answer10.0
TOTAL3559100.0


SCISTUDY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Clear understanding58516.4
2) General sense1,01428.5
3) Little understanding39011.0
8) Dont know250.7
9) No answer70.2
TOTAL3559100.0


BALNEG from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,36394.5
1) Strongly in favor521.5
2) Slightly in favor1333.7
8) Dont know50.1
9) No answer60.2
TOTAL3559100.0


BALPOS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Strongly in favor82723.2
2) Slightly in favor51014.3
8) Dont know230.6
9) No answer50.1
TOTAL3559100.0


SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Benefits greater1,36038.2
2) About equal (Vol.)3128.8
3) Harmful results greater1915.4
8) Dont know1534.3
9) No answer50.1
TOTAL3559100.0


ADVFRONT from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Strongly agree47613.4
2) Agree1,21334.1
3) Disagree2236.3
4) Strongly disagree170.5
8) Dont know842.4
9) No answer80.2
TOTAL3559100.0


NEXTGEN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Strongly agree72520.4
2) Agree1,05929.8
3) Disagree1564.4
4) Strongly disagree220.6
8) Dont know551.5
9) No answer40.1
TOTAL3559100.0


NATSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1,34537.8
2) About right1,57644.3
3) Too much39811.2
8) Dont know2406.7
TOTAL3559100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,62333.1
1) A great deal1,23725.2
2) Only some1,65133.7
3) Hardly any2475.0
8) Dont know1362.8
9) No answer70.1
TOTAL4901100.0


SCIGRN from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? D. Modern science will solve our environmental problems with little change to our way of life. (SCIGRN)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,47170.8
1) Strongly agree260.5
2) Agree2996.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree3567.3
4) Disagree53911.0
5) Strongly disagree1112.3
8) Dont know941.9
9) No answer50.1
TOTAL4901100.0


SCIFAITH from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? A. We believe too often in science, and not enough in feelings and faith. (SCIFAITH)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,47170.8
1) Strongly agree1282.6
2) Agree4689.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree3597.3
4) Disagree3146.4
5) Strongly disagree1062.2
8) Dont know501.0
9) No answer50.1
TOTAL4901100.0


SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,46770.7
1) Benefits greater99320.3
2) About equal (Vol.)2044.2
3) Harmful results greater1212.5
8) Dont know1052.1
9) No answer110.2
TOTAL4901100.0


NEXTGEN from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,46770.7
1) Strongly agree4589.3
2) Agree83117.0
3) Disagree921.9
4) Strongly disagree170.3
8) Dont know290.6
9) No answer70.1
TOTAL4901100.0


NATSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1,79536.6
2) About right2,24145.7
3) Too much58511.9
8) Dont know2755.6
9) No answer50.1
TOTAL4901100.0


TOOFAST from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Strongly agree1985.6
2) Agree73320.6
3) Disagree88624.9
4) Strongly disagree1383.9
8) Dont know621.7
9) No answer40.1
TOTAL3559100.0


HARMGOOD from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? B. Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,47170.8
1) Strongly agree410.8
2) Agree1593.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree3146.4
4) Disagree61712.6
5) Strongly disagree2274.6
9) No answer721.5
TOTAL4901100.0


BALPOS from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,89779.5
1) Strongly in favor65813.4
2) Slightly in favor3146.4
8) Dont know200.4
9) No answer120.2
TOTAL4901100.0


ADVFRONT from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,46770.7
1) Strongly agree3296.7
2) Agree84117.2
3) Disagree1763.6
4) Strongly disagree240.5
8) Dont know581.2
9) No answer60.1
TOTAL4901100.0


INTSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Are you very interested, moderately interested, or not at all interested in issues about new scientific discoveries? (INTSCI)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,44070.2
1) Very interested57611.8
2) Moderately interested74615.2
3) Not at all interested1232.5
8) Dont know70.1
9) No answer90.2
TOTAL4901100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2002

Confidence? Scientific Community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal33636.8
2) Only some44048.2
3) Hardly any818.9
8) Dont know556.0
9) No answer
TOTAL912100.0


NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2002

Spending on supporting scientific research (NATSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Too little46133.9
2) Right62946.3
3) Too much17613.0
8) Dont know876.4
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1358100.0


SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2002

In the past 30 days, how often have you visited a web site for: -- Science? (SCI30)
TOTAL%
1) Never61857.0
2) 1-2 times20018.5
3) 3-5 times847.7
4) More than 5 times867.9
8) Dont know20.2
9) No answer948.7
TOTAL1084100.0


GODSGLRY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q41c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science helps to reveal Gods glory (GODSGLRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree23414.6
2) Disagree39824.9
3) Agree51932.4
4) Strongly agree20712.9
8) Undecided24215.1
Missing49 
TOTAL1,600100.0


SCISOLUT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1539.5
2) Disagree59336.9
3) Agree53133.0
4) Strongly agree1368.5
8) Undecided19412.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1,607100.0


SCIHOSTL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q41g. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Most scientists are hostile to religion (SCIHOSTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16310.2
2) Disagree67542.2
3) Agree31019.4
4) Strongly agree865.4
8) Undecided36722.9
Missing46 
TOTAL1,601100.0


RELYSCI from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30719.1
2) Disagree54033.5
3) Agree41725.9
4) Strongly agree20012.4
8) Undecided1479.1
Missing38 
TOTAL1,611100.0


VCF9048 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

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)
TOTAL%
1) Increased3,88031.9
2) Same5,17042.6
3) Decreased2,34219.3
7) Cut out entirely (volunteered)10.0
8) DK3823.1
9) NA; no Post IW; abbrev. telephone IW (1984)3753.1
TOTAL12150100.0


SPNDSCI from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q38g. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Supporting scientific research (SPNDSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Too little19612.2
2) Just about right57035.5
3) Too much62238.8
8) Dont know21713.5
Missing43 
TOTAL1,605100.0


SCIRELIG from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q41f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science and religion are incompatible (SCIRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33320.8
2) Disagree77448.4
3) Agree17110.7
4) Strongly agree986.1
8) Undecided22414.0
Missing47 
TOTAL1,600100.0


NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on (ITEM)? Q. Supporting scientific research (NATSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1,21940.7
2) About right1,21640.6
3) Too much35111.7
8) Dont know2046.8
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL2992100.0


WHICHSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

Research results from industry scientists are less reliable than those from university scientists. (WHICHSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree744.0
2) Agree44824.0
3) Disagree97852.5
4) Strongly disagree1065.7
8) Dont know25313.6
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCISPEC from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1005.4
2) Agree56130.1
3) Disagree85245.7
4) Strongly disagree21111.3
8) Dont know1357.2
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP1 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important59932.1
2) Pretty important84645.4
3) Not too important26114.0
4) Not important at all814.3
8) Dont know713.8
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP2 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,15361.9
2) Pretty important53028.4
3) Not too important914.9
4) Not important at all271.4
8) Dont know573.1
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP3 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,47479.1
2) Pretty important27714.9
3) Not too important361.9
4) Not important at all201.1
8) Dont know512.7
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP4 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,33471.6
2) Pretty important38420.6
3) Not too important482.6
4) Not important at all170.9
8) Dont know754.0
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Benefits greater1,28468.9
2) About equal (Vol.)32817.6
3) Harmful results greater1296.9
8) Dont know1226.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1864100.0


TOOFAST from General Social Survey, 2006

Science makes our way of life change too fast. (TOOFAST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1729.2
2) Agree66235.5
3) Disagree82444.2
4) Strongly disagree1538.2
8) Dont know522.8
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1864100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal80740.6
2) Only some94347.4
3) Hardly any1407.0
8) Dont know984.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1989100.0


NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2004

Spending on supporting scientific research (NATSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Too little53538.2
2) About right62644.7
3) Too much16411.7
8) Dont know725.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1401100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2004

Confidence? Scientific Community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal35941.0
2) Only some43449.5
3) Hardly any525.9
8) Dont know303.4
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL876100.0


SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2004

In the past 30 days, how often have you visited a web site for: -- Science? (SCI30)
TOTAL%
1) Never44063.8
2) 1-2 times11516.7
3) 3-5 times689.9
4) More than 5 times547.8
8) Dont know10.1
9) No answer121.7
TOTAL690100.0


PROUDSCI from General Social Survey, 2004

How proud is respondent of...U.S. scientific and technological achievements (PROUDSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very proud69156.8
2) Somewhat proud43335.6
3) Not very proud383.1
4) Not proud at all141.2
8) Cant choose383.1
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL1216100.0


TECH from American National Election Studies, 2004

Should federal spending on SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY be INCREASED, DECREASED, or kept ABOUT THE SAME? (TECH)
TOTAL%
1) Increased64753.4
3) Decreased857.0
5) Kept about the same46638.4
7) Cut out entirely10.1
8) Dont know121.0
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1212100.0


SCIIMP5 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19610.5
2) Pretty important29515.8
3) Not too important57130.6
4) Not important at all71338.3
8) Dont know814.3
9) No answer80.4
TOTAL1864100.0


LEADSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

Government decision makers should pay attention only to those scientific theories that have been accepted by leading scientists. (LEADSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1226.5
2) Agree73439.4
3) Disagree78442.1
4) Strongly disagree1105.9
8) Dont know1105.9
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1864100.0


NEXTGEN from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75040.2
2) Agree93149.9
3) Disagree1296.9
4) Strongly disagree191.0
8) Dont know331.8
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1864100.0


ADVFRONT from General Social Survey, 2006

Even if it brings no immediate benefits, scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary. (ADVFRONT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58131.2
2) Agree1,04356.0
3) Disagree1608.6
4) Strongly disagree221.2
8) Dont know563.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP7 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,22365.6
2) Pretty important48926.2
3) Not too important573.1
4) Not important at all191.0
8) Dont know703.8
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP8 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important76140.8
2) Pretty important57931.1
3) Not too important35919.3
4) Not important at all884.7
8) Dont know703.8
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1864100.0


SCIIMP6 from General Social Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important73239.3
2) Pretty important63834.2
3) Not too important27214.6
4) Not important at all1528.2
8) Dont know643.4
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1864100.0


NOSHORTS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: Science will find a way of solving the problem of shortages of natural resources. (83) (NOSHORTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK234.9
0) Disagree9920.9
1) Agree35174.2
TOTAL473100.0


SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2000

In the past 30 days, how often have you visited a web site for: -- Science? (SCI30)
TOTAL%
1) Never37650.7
2) 1-2 times14719.8
3) 3-5 times7910.6
4) More than 5 times658.8
9) No answer7510.1
TOTAL742100.0


SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 2000

We believe too often in science, and not enough in feelings and faith. (SCIFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16312.8
2) Agree47837.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree29423.0
4) Disagree18814.7
5) Strongly disagree614.8
8) Cant choose241.9
9) No answer685.3
TOTAL1276100.0


HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 2000

Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree473.7
2) Agree18514.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree29423.0
4) Disagree45735.8
5) Strongly disagree16713.1
8) Cant choose372.9
9) No answer897.0
TOTAL1276100.0


SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 2000

Modern science will solve our environmental problems with little change to our way of life. (SCIGRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree352.7
2) Agree21917.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree33526.3
4) Disagree44635.0
5) Strongly disagree1048.2
8) Cant choose564.4
9) No answer816.3
TOTAL1276100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2000

Confidence? Scientific Community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal77941.1
2) Only some81943.2
3) Hardly any1417.4
8) Dont know1497.9
9) No answer80.4
TOTAL1896100.0


CLONING from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

Do you favor or oppose scientific experimentation on the cloning of human beings? (CLONING)
TOTAL%
1) Favor61717.0
2) Oppose2,77576.5
9) Dont know/Refused2366.5
TOTAL3,628100.0


OBCLNING from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

(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)
TOTAL%
1) The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future.52118.8
2) The belief that it is morally wrong.1,98671.6
3) Both equally1625.8
4) Other662.4
9) Dont know/Refused391.4
Missing853 
TOTAL2,774100.0


V083143 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

(What about) science and technology? (Should federal spending on science and technology be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?) (V083143)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused70.3
-8) Dont know401.7
1) Increased1,25454.0
3) Decreased29912.9
5) Kept about the same71330.7
7) Cut out entirely [Vol.]100.4
TOTAL2323100.0


HUMANRES from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29711.7
2) Agree98538.9
3) Undecided/DK (Interviewer: Do not read)180.7
4) Disagree94337.2
5) Strongly disagree27010.7
888) Refused80.3
999) Legitimate skip110.4
TOTAL2532100.0


SCIENCE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree813.2
2) Agree71528.2
3) Undecided/DK (Interviewer: Do not read)311.2
4) Disagree1,44957.2
5) Strongly disagree2359.3
888) Refused100.4
999) Legitimate skip110.4
TOTAL2532100.0


SCIDISC from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1495.9
2) Agree89035.2
3) Undecided/DK (Interviewer: Do not read)261.0
4) Disagree1,25149.4
5) Strongly disagree1997.9
888) Refused60.2
999) Legitimate skip110.4
TOTAL2532100.0


TEACHING from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35514.0
2) Agree1,42256.2
3) Undecided/DK (Interviewer: Do not read)210.8
4) Disagree62324.6
5) Strongly disagree883.5
888) Refused120.5
999) Legitimate skip110.4
TOTAL2532100.0


V083143A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

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)
TOTAL%
-8) Dont know30.1
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V08314377033.1
1) A great deal80034.4
2) A moderate amount58225.1
3) A little1687.2
TOTAL2323100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal75239.1
2) Only some86745.0
3) Hardly any1447.5
8) Dont know1558.1
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1925100.0


V082429C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Order of SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY in administration of federal spending items (V082429C)
TOTAL%
1) 1st federal spending item2149.2
2) 2nd federal spending item2109.0
3) 3rd federal spending item2068.9
4) 4th federal spending item2179.3
5) 5th federal spending item2159.3
6) 6th federal spending item2189.4
7) 7th federal spending item2159.3
8) 8th federal spending item23410.1
9) 9th federal spending item2199.4
10) 10th federal spending item1998.6
11) 11th federal spending item1767.6
TOTAL2323100.0


Q10D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

When it comes to questions of right and wrong, which of the following do you look to most for guidance? Would you say . . . (Q10D)
TOTAL%
1) Religious teachings and beliefs10,83330.5
2) Philosophy and reason3,3679.5
3) Practical experience and common sense18,23451.3
4) Scientific information1,8455.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1,2773.6
TOTAL35556100.0


PROUDSCI from General Social Survey, 1996

How proud are you of America in each of the following? E. Its scientific and technological achievements (PROUDSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very proud64847.4
2) Somewhat proud56341.2
3) Not very proud564.1
4) Not proud at all90.7
8) Cant choose634.6
9) No answer282.0
TOTAL1367100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1990

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)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal33537.3
2) Only some42547.3
3) Hardly any596.6
8) Dont know798.8
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL899100.0


V083143X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

SUMMARY: Increase/decrease spending on science and technology (V083143X)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused70.3
-8) Dont know431.9
1) Increased a great deal68829.6
2) Increased a moderate amount45419.5
3) Increased a little1104.7
4) Kept about the same71330.7
5) Decreased a little582.5
6) Decreased a moderate amount1285.5
7) Decreased a great deal1124.8
8) Cut out entirely [Vol.]100.4
TOTAL2323100.0


DOUBTS3 from General Social Survey, 1988

How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Conflict of faith and science. (DOUBTS3)
TOTAL%
1) Often734.9
2) Sometimes36924.9
3) Never95564.5
8) Dont know644.3
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1481100.0


QN3A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

3.a And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about science frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? (QN3A)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently92327.1
2) Occasionally1,19735.1
3) Rarely84424.7
4) Never43012.6
8) Dont know150.4
9) Refused30.1
TOTAL3412100.0


SCISOLVE from General Social Survey, 1988

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)
TOTAL%
1) Agree33422.6
2) Disagree1,11175.0
8) Dont know211.4
9) No answer151.0
TOTAL1481100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1991

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)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal41140.4
2) Only some46745.9
3) Hardly any636.2
8) Dont know737.2
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL1017100.0


Q10D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

When it comes to questions of right and wrong, which of the following do you look to most for guidance? Would you say . . . (Q10D)
TOTAL%
1) Religious teachings and beliefs8821.9
2) Philosophy and reason4812.0
3) Practical experience and common sense21954.6
4) Scientific information328.0
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)143.5
TOTAL401100.0


SCICHNG from General Social Survey, 1988

One trouble with science is that it makes our way of life change too fast. (SCICHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree59540.2
2) Disagree85457.7
8) Dont know181.2
9) No answer140.9
TOTAL1481100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1988

Confidence? Scientific Community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal38538.6
2) Only some47347.4
3) Hardly any565.6
8) Dont know787.8
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL997100.0


SCIPRY from General Social Survey, 1988

Scientists always seem to be prying into things that they really ought to stay out of. (SCIPRY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree50434.0
2) Disagree94263.6
8) Dont know191.3
9) No answer161.1
TOTAL1481100.0


SCIMORAL from General Social Survey, 1988

One of the bad effects of science is that it breaks down peoples ideas of right and wrong. (SCIMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree47432.0
2) Disagree96164.9
8) Dont know292.0
9) No answer171.1
TOTAL1481100.0


INFVALSC from Economic Values Survey, 1992

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)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence75415.0
2) The right amount of influence2,12242.3
3) Too little influence1,57331.3
4) Dont know57011.4
TOTAL5,019100.0


Q19E from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.

IF CONVERT NOW UNAFFILIATED, ASK: Next, modern science proves that religion is just superstition. Do you agree or disagree? (Q19E)
TOTAL%
1) Agree27235.0
2) Disagree45258.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)546.9
TOTAL778100.0


FAVHMCLN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1042.2
2) Favor51511.0
3) Oppose1,55733.3
4) Strongly oppose2,23447.7
9) Dont know/Refused2725.8
TOTAL4,682100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1998

Confidence? Scientific Community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal75639.6
2) Only some85544.7
3) Hardly any1497.8
8) Dont know1457.6
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1911100.0


HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1998

Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree493.8
2) Agree1279.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree31424.5
4) Disagree48737.9
5) Strongly disagree21516.7
8) Cant choose584.5
9) No answer342.6
TOTAL1284100.0


AUTSCIEN from Life Choices, 1990

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)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected2,01492.6
1) Selected1607.4
TOTAL2174100.0


FRSCI_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Do you feel that scientists are generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250G) (FRSCI_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion1,01711.5
2) Neutral toward religion3,72242.2
3) Unfriendly toward religion3,09435.0
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)99611.3
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0


SCIHURT from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it. (Q16EE) (SCIHURT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1,00315.9
2) Mostly agree1,45022.9
3) Mostly disagree2,28936.2
4) Completely disagree1,30720.7
9) Dont know/Refused2744.3
Missing26,248 
TOTAL6,323100.0


HARMMAN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Will help65064.5
2) Will harm19519.4
3) Some of each10210.1
9) Dont know/Refused606.0
Missing996 
TOTAL1,007100.0


TRUSTSCI from General Social Survey, 1998

Agree or disagree: We trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith (TRUSTSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1068.3
2) Agree27021.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree32925.6
4) Disagree34727.0
5) Strongly disagree15512.1
8) Dont know423.3
9) No answer352.7
TOTAL1284100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1976

As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal63842.6
2) Only some56437.6
3) Hardly any1127.5
8) Dont know17211.5
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1499100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1980

As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community? (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal60741.3
2) Only some62242.4
3) Hardly any936.3
8) Dont know1409.5
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1978

As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal55336.1
2) Only some73748.1
3) Hardly any1117.2
8) Dont know1268.2
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1532100.0


SALSCI from General Social Survey, 1978

Would you say that you and your friends think about the following item very often, sometimes, or almost never: The scientific community (SALSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1489.7
2) Sometimes56136.6
3) Almost never78551.2
8) Dont know312.0
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1532100.0


R4SCI from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

How important a role do you feel the following can have in solving Americas problems - Scientists and inventors? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (R4SCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,09932.6
2) Somewhat important1,14934.1
3) Only slightly important65419.4
4) Not important3189.4
5) Not sure1474.4
Missing2,056 
TOTAL3,367100.0


SCIHRT from December 2006 Values Update Survey

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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33616.0
2) Mostly agree38718.5
3) Mostly disagree74635.6
4) Completely disagree54325.9
9) Dont know/Refused823.9
Missing2,004 
TOTAL2,094100.0


SLV_SCI from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

What contribution do you think each of the following could make to solving our societys problems? - More scientific knowledge. (SLV_SCI)
TOTAL%
0) Refused6032.8
1) None1,2765.8
2) A Little5,88927.0
3) A Fair Amount8,26737.8
4) A Great Deal5,81626.6
TOTAL21851100.0


STB_UNDO from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. (Mark one circle for each item.) - A lot of scientific research would be better left undone. (STB_UNDO)
TOTAL%
0) Refused3841.8
1) Strongly agree1,1255.1
2) Agree with reservations3,24414.8
3) Disagree with reservations8,62939.5
4) Strongly disagree8,46938.8
TOTAL21851100.0


STB_THRT from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. (Mark one circle for each item.) - Scientific progress these days is more of a threat than a positive contribution to human welfare. (STB_THRT)
TOTAL%
0) Refused3991.8
1) Strongly agree5022.3
2) Agree with reservations2,27710.4
3) Disagree with reservations9,60844.0
4) Strongly disagree9,06541.5
TOTAL21851100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1994

Confidence? Scientific community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal76938.2
2) Only some98649.0
3) Hardly any1417.0
8) Dont know1055.2
9) No answer100.5
TOTAL2011100.0


STB_CONS from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. (Mark one circle for each item.) - Scientists should publish their findings regardless of the possible consequences. (STB_CONS)
TOTAL%
0) Refused3721.7
1) Strongly agree4,35219.9
2) Agree with reservations9,23542.3
3) Disagree with reservations5,50425.2
4) Strongly disagree2,38810.9
TOTAL21851100.0


SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1994

We believe too often in science, and not enough in feelings and faith. (SCIFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16111.6
2) Agree55840.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree31322.6
4) Disagree23316.8
5) Strongly disagree413.0
8) Cant choose413.0
9) No answer392.8
TOTAL1386100.0


HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1994

Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree382.7
2) Agree16511.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree26819.3
4) Disagree62845.3
5) Strongly disagree20514.8
8) Cant choose382.7
9) No answer443.2
TOTAL1386100.0


SCIWORSE from General Social Survey, 1994

Any change humans cause in nature- no matter how scientific- is likely to make things worse. (SCIWORSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree674.8
2) Agree30822.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree29821.5
4) Disagree50136.1
5) Strongly disagree1118.0
8) Cant choose564.0
9) No answer453.2
TOTAL1386100.0


SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 1994

Modern science will solve our environmental problems with little change to our way of life. (SCIGRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree282.0
2) Agree23116.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree29821.5
4) Disagree57741.6
5) Strongly disagree15911.5
8) Cant choose503.6
9) No answer433.1
TOTAL1386100.0


MODVIEWS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Following is a list of statements which are made from time to time on current social and political issues. Please indicate your opinion of each in the usual manner -- The LDS and other churches must adapt themselves and their teachings to the findings of science and modern developments (MODVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly14215.5
2) Agree somewhat17419.0
3) Disagree somewhat9710.6
4) Disagree strongly45149.3
5) No opinion505.5
TOTAL914100.0


Q22Q3 from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements: -- Scientists should publish their findings regardless of the possible consequences. (Q22Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6,71527.4
2) Agree with reservations10,70143.7
3) Disagree with reservations4,96320.3
4) Strongly disagree2,0958.6
Missing526 
TOTAL24,474100.0


SCITHRT from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements: -- Scientific progress these days is more of a threat than a positive contribution to human welfare. (SCITHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8293.4
2) Agree with reservations3,62814.9
3) Disagree with reservations9,17537.6
4) Strongly disagree10,75044.1
Missing617 
TOTAL24,382100.0


SCIKNOW from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

What contribution do you think each of the following could make to solving our societys problems: -- More scientific knowledge? (SCIKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) None8113.4
2) A little5,09221.5
3) A fair amount9,67940.9
4) A great deal8,07034.1
Missing1,348 
TOTAL23,652100.0


SCIWORSE from General Social Survey, 1993

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree805.1
2) Agree37524.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree34822.4
4) Disagree54334.9
5) Strongly disagree875.6
8) Cant choose664.2
9) No answer583.7
TOTAL1557100.0


HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1993

How much do you agree or disagree with each of these statements? Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (HARMGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree503.2
2) Agree20012.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree30619.7
4) Disagree68644.1
5) Strongly disagree21713.9
8) Cant choose382.4
9) No answer603.9
TOTAL1557100.0


SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1993

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20112.9
2) Agree66742.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree32921.1
4) Disagree21814.0
5) Strongly disagree573.7
8) Cant choose332.1
9) No answer523.3
TOTAL1557100.0


CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1993

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)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal39537.4
2) Only some49646.9
3) Hardly any716.7
8) Dont know908.5
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1057100.0


PUBCONS from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1984)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. -- Scientists should publish their findings regardless of the possible consequences (PUBCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1,19524.5
2) Agree with reservations2,19245.0
3) Disagree with reservations1,07822.1
4) Strongly disagree4118.4
Missing125 
TOTAL4,876100.0


SCHOLAR5 from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1984)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. -- Scientific progress these days is more of a threat than a positive contribution to human welfare (SCHOLAR5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1432.9
2) Agree with reservations51510.6
3) Disagree with reservations1,92339.5
4) Strongly disagree2,28847.0
Missing132 
TOTAL4,869100.0


SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 1993

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree362.3
2) Agree25716.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree30119.3
4) Disagree68944.3
5) Strongly disagree16110.3
8) Cant choose543.5
9) No answer593.8
TOTAL1557100.0


SCIREL from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

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)
TOTAL%
1) Agree1,56762.3
2) Disagree94837.7
TOTAL2515100.0


MODVIEWS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Following is a list of statements which are made from time to time on current social and political issues. Please indicate your opinion of each in the usual manner -- The LDS and other churches must adapt themselves and their teachings to the findings of science and modern developments (MODVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly7325.3
2) Agree somewhat6321.9
3) Disagree somewhat3712.8
4) Disagree strongly8930.9
5) No opinion269.0
TOTAL288100.0


INFL_SCI from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

Have any of the following had an important influence on your thinking about religion or spirituality: studying or reading about science? (INFL_SCI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,04736.0
2) No1,83263.0
3) Don’t know281.0
4) Refused30.1
TOTAL2,910100.0


SCICONF from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

In making decisions about the use of technology, how much influence should scientific experts have? (SCICONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very little41.3
2) Little82.6
3) Some5919.2
4) Much7925.6
5) Very much15249.4
9) No response61.9
TOTAL308100.0


SCIINFL from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

In making decisions about the use of technology, how much actual influence do scientific experts have? (SCIINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very little216.8
2) Little206.5
3) Some7725.0
4) Much7825.3
5) Very much10233.1
9) No response103.2
TOTAL308100.0


TECHIMP from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

Do you feel that science and technology are important in your life? (TECHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no41.3
2) I dont think so165.2
3) Unsure144.5
4) I think so6621.4
5) Definitely yes20867.5
TOTAL308100.0


SCITECH from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

Overall, have modern science and technology made the world a better or worse place to live than it was 100 years ago? (SCITECH)
TOTAL%
1) Much worse82.6
2) Somewhat worse123.9
3) Unsure268.4
4) Somewhat better8527.6
5) Much better17757.5
TOTAL308100.0


SCIENCE from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion regarding technology? (SCIENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged.15951.6
2) Science is basically good and should be left alone.6922.4
3) Science can have bad effects and should be controlled.6019.5
4) Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled.113.6
9) No response92.9
TOTAL308100.0


AREAS from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

In your opinion are there areas of study that scientists should leave alone? (AREAS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no3812.3
2) No8728.2
3) Unsure4514.6
4) Yes8427.3
5) Definitely yes5016.2
9) No response41.3
TOTAL308100.0


PUBKNOW from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

Does the public have enough knowledge about science and technology? (PUBKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no13443.5
2) Probably no9731.5
3) Unsure309.7
4) Probably yes3511.4
5) Definitely yes113.6
9) No response10.3
TOTAL308100.0


BLAME from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THERE IS A MORAL CRISIS IN THE WORLD TODAY: Is science in any way to blame? (BLAME)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no7624.7
2) Probably no8828.6
3) Unsure3411.0
4) Probably yes3812.3
5) Definitely yes72.3
9) No response6521.1
TOTAL308100.0


AD_SCIEN from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal208,37049.2
2) A Fair Amount145,95434.4
3) Only a Little37,5308.9
4) None17,5644.1
5) Dont Know, Refused14,2953.4
TOTAL423,713100.0


INC_SCI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

In the past five years, has your interest in each of the following been increasing, staying the same, or decreasing? - Science (INC_SCI)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing107,32025.3
2) Staying The Same258,74961.1
3) Decreasing46,35910.9
4) Dont Know, Refused11,2852.7
TOTAL423,713100.0


AGREE2EE from July 2003 Values Update Survey

[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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree83917.1
2) Mostly agree1,22324.9
3) Mostly disagree1,75335.7
4) Completely disagree90318.4
9) Dont know/Refused1923.9
Missing4,911 
TOTAL4,910100.0




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