Every two years, the FNR commissions a survey study to understand the level of notoriety and the perception of the Luxembourg research community among the general public. Discover the findings!
Do people in Luxembourg trust science and research?
Are people in Luxembourg interested in science and research?
Do people trust information they read about science and research more if they read it in the press, or on the channels of the research actors?
The pandemic has thrust science and research into the limelight, rarely has the impact it has on our every day lives been so tangible to so many people. Is the important role of scientists in Luxembourg during the pandemic recognised by people – or not?
Do people feel students are sufficiently educated about sciences in school?
40% of people feel well or moderately informed about science and research in Luxembourg, up from 34% in 2019. With this in mind, do people want to be more informed?
Do people agree that a small country like Luxembourg should conduct research? How do they feel about the investment in it?
“We are very pleased that the Luxembourg population trusts researchers and research and that more investment in research is wanted. At a time when science is very much in the public eye and there is criticism as well as praise, it was particularly exciting this year to see whether the poll numbers would rise or fall.
“We had expected the scores on awareness of individual actors to rise. But we had not expected that virtually all survey values would rise. The public’s trust in science has increased, as has interest. People increasingly agree that research has an impact on our social, economic and personal lives. What also pleases us is that people are positive about the contribution of Luxembourg research in overcoming the pandemic.” – Marc Schiltz, Secretary General of the FNR
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