The State of Things
11:15 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Public Understanding Of Science

Frank speaks with Andrew Binder, a researcher at NC State University, who conducted a study on the public opinion of science.

When it comes to science, the public doesn't know what to think. Andrew Binder, a researcher at North Carolina State University, conducted a study on public opinion surveys of science. He found that people may say that a field of science, like nanotechnology, is too risky, but when asked specifics, their attitudes are often more favorable than they first appeared.

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