The Eurobarometer Trend File "Public Understanding of Science in Europe 1989-2005" (GESIS Study ZA4669) was produced in the context of long-term research on social representations and public attitudes to science and technology by:
- Martin W. Bauer, London School of Economics (responsible researcher)
- Rajesh Shukla and Preeti Kakkar, National Council of Applied Economic Research/Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi (data harmonisation, integration and documentation)
... in cooperation with the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences.
The cumulative dataset harmonises and integrates selected long trends on public understanding of science derived from five Eurobarometer surveys:
- Eurobarometer 31, March-April 1989 (ZA1750)
- Eurobarometer 38.1, November 1992 (ZA2295)
- Eurobarometer 55.2, May-June 2001 (ZA3509)
- Candidate Countries EB 2002.3, October-November 2002 (ZA4235)
- Eurobarometer 63.1, January-February 2005 (ZA4233)
The study includes 97 variables, including trends on knowledge about, engagement with and attitudes towards science and technology plus relevant demographics.
- Bauer, Martin W. and Howard, Susan (2013): The culture of science in modern Spain : an analysis of public attitudes across time, age cohorts and regions. ISBN 9788492937448
- Bauer, Martin W. (2009): The evolution of public understanding of science - discourse and comparative evidence. Science, technology and society, 14 (2). pp. 221-240. ISSN 0971-7218
- Bauer, Martin W.; Allum, Nick; Miller, Steve (2007): What can we learn from 25 years of PUS survey research? Liberating and expanding the agenda. In: Public Understanding of Science Journal January 2007 vol. 16 no. 1 79-95. doi: 10.1177/0963662506071287
- UK-DA case study: Science knowledge and attitudes across cultures: a meta-analysis. Author: Nick Allum, University of Essex, and others. Date: 2005.
Numerous articles based on Eurobarometer data on "Science & Technlogy" issues have been published in the quarterly journal Public Understanding of Science.