Science, the public, and social elites: How the general public, scientists, top politicians and managers perceive science

@article{Prpic2011ScienceTP,
  title={Science, the public, and social elites: How the general public, scientists, top politicians and managers perceive science},
  author={K. Prpic},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={733 - 750}
}
  • K. Prpic
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Public Understanding of Science
  • This paper finds that the Croatian public’s and the social elites’ perceptions of science are a mixture of scientific and technological optimism, of the tendency to absolve science of social responsibility, of skepticism about the social effects of science, and of cognitive optimism and skepticism. However, perceptions differ significantly according to the different social roles and the wider value system of the observed groups.The survey data show some key similarities, as well as certain… CONTINUE READING
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