Benefits of sci research outweigh harmful results
Variable: scibnfts
Module:
Science Knowledge & Attitudes
Subject:
Science
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

Now for another type of question. People have frequently noted that scientific research has produced benefits and harmful results. Would you say that, on balance, the benefits of scientific research have outweighed the harmful results, or have the harmful results of scientific research been greater than its benefits?

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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 Benefits greater
2 About equal if volunteered
3 Harmful results greater
8 Dont know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
1284 1015 462 709 834 1007 861
328 227 107 112 199 163 124
129 149 55 87 122 112 117
122 109 60 84 80 100 64
1 5 7 10 4 8 9
2646 518 1353 972 1299 1477 1173
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 7101
Missing cases 55365