Rosemary Hipkins, Wendy Stockwell, Rachel Bolstad and Robyn Baker
Report on an investigation into what the public thinks, knows, and feels about science.
The research involved a telephone survey of 800 members of the New Zealand public, and small-scale focus group discussions with four different groups.
The research identified six sectors of New Zealand society, each with a different profile of attitudes towards and beliefs about science. These sectors showed many similarities to the sectors that were found in similar recent UK research.