Science and community research
The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has been tracking community attitudes and engagement with science and technology since its benchmarking survey in 2007, prepared by Quantum Market Research. A second survey was conducted in 2011, prepared by Sweeney Research.
2011 study report
The 2011 study, Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria 2011 shows how things have changed and stayed the same since the benchmark study in 2007.
The full report has been broken up into individual sections for faster download:
A summary of the 2011 report is also available.
Word Versions of the above reports are available in the Publications listing
2007 study report
The 2007 benchmarking survey Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria Research includes qualitative and quantitative findings, population segments, methodology and data tables.
A summary of the 2007 report is also available.
Interactive data tool and raw data
Analyse the 2011 data by demographic group, chart question against question and make comparisons with the 2007 data using the simple interactive data tool available on the Sweeney Research: Community Interest and Engagement with Science in Victoria website.
Access to the interactive data tool and the Raw SPSS data is also available from the Victorian Government's data.vic.gov.au website.