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On behalf of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Science|Business invites you to take this survey regarding the importance and future of European research and innovation. 

The aim of this consultation is to gather the views of key scientists, journalists, financiers, corporate executives, academics and policy makers. We invite you personally to take the survey because you are a key R&I stakeholder and your opinion matters. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes and will inform the Tallinn Call for Action to be released at the Presidency’s Research Conference in Tallinn on 12 October 2017. Survey results are anonymous.

1. Over the past few generations, there have been many advances in science and technology to which Europe has made a big contribution. From the list below, pick two that you think have had the biggest impact.

2. How do you think most people in your country feel about science and technology?

3. How important for our future is it to have strong science and technology in Europe? (From 1 to 5)

1 - Very– it is one of the most important things that will shape our future
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

4. What is the biggest difficulty in getting more political and public support for science and technology?

5. What should be done to get more political and public support for science and technology?

6. Lots of political issues these days involve scientific knowledge. From the list below, select the two topics on which you think the scientific evidence should be paramount in any political decision.

7. How do you feel about the following statements?

  I fully agree I partly agree I don't mind I partly disagree I fully disagree
Politicians should listen more often to the scientific evidence than they do today
Scientists are generally bad at talking to politicians about what should be done
It doesn’t matter what scientists say – what counts is how people feel about an issue

8. How could we get politicians to listen more often to scientific advice?

9. Europe’s leaders have been talking for years about raising budgets for science and technology. What is needed to make that happen?

10. How do you think most people today feel about scientists and other technical experts?

11. How do you think most people today feel about innovators and other risk-takers?

12. What do you think should be done to get everybody to trust more scientists and innovators?

13. Describe your organisation