The public understanding of science

@article{Durant1989ThePU,
  title={The public understanding of science},
  author={John. Durant and Geoffrey Evans and Geoffrey P. Thomas},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={340},
  pages={11-14}
}
Both in Britain and the United States the public says it is more interested in science than (for example) sport. Public knowledge of science gives less cause for gratification. 

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