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The Public Perception of Science in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2016 survey is designed to determine the information needs of the public and to provide indicators of public attitude towards science. In addition collected data will contribute towards assessing  the level of scientific awareness and literacy, sources, interest, consumption of information and the popularisation of science in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. Telecommunications,Science and Technology Unit

* 1. Are you a citizen or ordinary resident of St. Vincent and the Grenadines?

* 2. Sex

* 3. What is your age group?

* 4. What is the highest level of education that you have attained?

* 5. What is your employment status?

* 6. How inform would you say you are about Science and Technology?

* 7. How interested are you in the following science related areas?

  Very Interested A Little Interested Not Interested
Astronomy and Space
Computer and Information Technology

* 8. Do you think that a knowledge of science can improve one's ability to make decisions?

* 9. Do you think that your knowledge of science can affect your work opportunities?

* 10. Do you think that scientific developments are beneficial to everyone?

* 11. Test your knowledge of science

  True False Do not know
It is the mother's gene that decides whether the baby is a boy/girl
Antibiotics kill both bacteria and virus
The centre of the earth is very hot
Light travels faster than sound
Genetically modified crops are the only crops that have genes
Electrons are smaller than atoms
Plants produce oxygen
White blood cells help the body fight infection and other diseases
High blood pressure is also called hypertension
All radioactivity is produced by man

* 12. What is your primary source of most of your information on science?

* 13. How often do you access scientific information and the primary source of this information?

  Regularly (at least once per day) Once in a while (average three days per week) Only when I find something interesting Never
Books, Magazines
Facebook, twitter, Instagram
Other websites

* 14. Do you think that the quality of Science and Mathematics education in our school is adequate?

* 15. Do you read food labels when purchasing food?

* 16. Would you encourage a child to pursue a career in science?

* 17. Do you know of the contribution to science of any local scientist?

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