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Shifts in science culture?
The science culture index for Europe 1989 to 2005

Martin W. Bauer   LSE, UK

The European Union has an survey instrument called Eurobarometer, which since the 1970s in irregular intervals conducts surveys of general attitudes of European to science and technology. A recent research effort achieve micro-integration of four of these surveys, which allows to conduct time-series analysis for EU12 and compare the changes and stabilities of these countries with regard to their science culture from 1989 to 2005 (2010). Some observations in that respect on the basis of an new index of ‘science culture’ will be presented to the meeting.

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