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Austria ‘on track’ with shoring up public perception of science

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Study of Austrian attitudes towards science finds lack of interest, but not necessarily distrust

Austria is “on the right track” towards increasing appreciation for science among its citizens, according to the country’s minister for education, science and research.

Martin Polaschek (pictured) was commenting on results from his ministry’s programme to strengthen trust in science and democracy in Austria. The programme was launched in September 2022 in response to concerns about Austrians’ apparent scepticism towards science compared with people in other countries.

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