Actitud hacia la financiación pública de la ciencia. Un estudio comparativo en el contexto iberoamericano

Actitud hacia la financiación pública de la ciencia. Un estudio comparativo en el contexto iberoamericano

Reference

Muñoz van den Eynde, Ana y Moreno Castro, Carolina (2013). Actitud hacia la financiación pública de la ciencia. Un estudio comparativo en el contexto iberoamericano. Sistema nº230, 55-73.

Abstract

Public support for public funding on scientific research is an indicator of a positive attitude toward this issue; besides, understanding of this attitude need to take into account the social context in which citizens interact with science. Therefore, this study is directed to: 1) analyze the association between support for public funding and public perception of science to identify those citizens who show this positive attitude, 2) analyze context influence. From the multivariate analysis of data form the Iberoamerican Standard on Public Perception, Scientific Culture and Civic Participation Indicators (2005-2009), in six capitals, two conclusions have emerged: 1) survey design does not allow to identify citizens having positive attitude toward public funding of science, and 2) there are important differences attributable to context.

Keywords

Scientific culture, social perception, survey, multivariate analysis.