Influence of Age-group in Public trust in science and scientific research

Andrew Romikha

Abstract


The aim of this study is to find the relationship between the age group of public and their level of trust in science and scientific research. Here public trust in science and scientific research is considered as the dependant variable while the age group of public is considered as the independent variable of this study. A five point Likert-scaled questionnaire was created and directed among the selected residents of the ManmunaiNorth division of Batticaloa district. The findings of this research points out that the age group of public is significantly related to their level of trust I science and also has revealed that the age group holding a higher level of trust in science is astonishingly the middle aged adult group of an age range of 35-55. These outcomes are allied to guide the nation’s overview regarding the trust of general public in science and scientific research which will have a prominent impact in the development of the nation.


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