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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 10 types:

[ Cloning | Confidence | Conflict with Religion? | Government Support | Harmful? | Impact on Religion | Influence | Interest in Science | Scientific Practices | Solves Problems? ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Cloning
 

This question type asks the respondent about cloning.

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CLONING from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

OBCLNING from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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

FAVHMCLN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001


Category 2:Confidence
 

This question type asks the respondent about his/her level of trust/confidence in science as an institution.

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

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

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

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

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

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2002

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2004

PROUDSCI from General Social Survey, 2004

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

NEXTGEN from General Social Survey, 2006

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 2000

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1990

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1996

PROUDSCI from General Social Survey, 1996

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1988

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1991

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1998

AUTSCIEN from Life Choices, 1990

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1976

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1980

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1978

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1994

CONSCI from General Social Survey, 1993

AD_SCIEN from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 3:Conflict with Religion?
 

This question type asks whether science and religion are in conflict

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GODSGLRY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

SCIRELIG from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

SCIHOSTL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

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

DOUBTS3 from General Social Survey, 1988

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

FRSCI_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

SCIREL from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988


Category 4:Government Support
 

This question type asks the respondent about government spending on science and technology

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

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

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

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

NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2002

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

SPNDSCI from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2004

TECH from American National Election Studies, 2004

NATSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

ADVFRONT from General Social Survey, 2006

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

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

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

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


Category 5:Harmful?
 

This question type asks the respondent if science can have negative effects on society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOOFAST from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIBNFTS from General Social Survey, 2006

HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 2000

SCICHNG from General Social Survey, 1988

SCIPRY from General Social Survey, 1988

SCIMORAL from General Social Survey, 1988

HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1998

HARMMAN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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

SCIHRT from December 2006 Values Update Survey

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

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

HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1994

SCIWORSE from General Social Survey, 1994

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

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

HARMGOOD from General Social Survey, 1993

SCIWORSE from General Social Survey, 1993

SCITECH from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

SCIENCE from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

AREAS from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

BLAME from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

AGREE2EE from July 2003 Values Update Survey


Category 6:Impact on Religion
 

This question type asks the respondent about the impact of science on religion

Some questions fit within the "Impact on Religion" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Too much Science? ]

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

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

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

INFL_SCI from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Too much Science? (Impact on Religion variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent if we rely too much on science and not enough on faith

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

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

RELYSCI from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 2000

TRUSTSCI from General Social Survey, 1998

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1994

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1993


Category 7:Influence
 

This question type asks about how much influence scientists/science has or should have upon society

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LEADSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

INFVALSC from Economic Values Survey, 1992

SCIINFL from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

SCICONF from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

PUBKNOW from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981


Category 8:Interest in Science
 

This question type asks whether the respondent is interested in science

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

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

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

SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2002

SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2004

SCI30 from General Social Survey, 2000

SALSCI from General Social Survey, 1978

TECHIMP from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

INC_SCI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 9:Scientific Practices
 

This question type asks the respondent about their understanding and/or opinion regarding scientific practices or procedures.

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

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

SCISPEC from General Social Survey, 2006

WHICHSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP1 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP2 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP3 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP4 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP5 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP6 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP7 from General Social Survey, 2006

SCIIMP8 from General Social Survey, 2006

QN3A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

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

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

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


Category 10:Solves Problems?
 

This question type asks the respondent is science helps to solve problems.

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

SCISOLUT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

NOSHORTS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 2000

SCISOLVE from General Social Survey, 1988

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

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

SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 1994

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

SCIGRN from General Social Survey, 1993



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