Public perceptions of animal experimentation across Europe

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serval:BIB_79CC3F5B0871
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Public perceptions of animal experimentation across Europe
Journal
Public Understanding of Science
Author(s)
Crettaz von Roten Fabienne
ISSN-L
0963-6625
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Number
6
Pages
691-703
Language
english
Abstract
The goal of this article is to map out public perceptions of animal experimentation in 28 European countries. Postulating cross-cultural differences, this study mixes country-level variables (from the Eurostat database) and individual-level variables (from Eurobarometer Science and Technology 2010). It is shown that experimentation on animals such as mice is generally accepted in European countries, but perceptions are divided on dogs and monkeys. Between 2005 and 2010, we observe globally a change of approval on dogs and monkeys, with a significant decrease in nine countries. Multilevel analysis results show differences at country level (related to a post-industrialism model) and at individual level (related to gender, age, education, proximity and perceptions of science and the environment). These results may have consequences for public perceptions of science and we call for more cross-cultural research on press coverage of animal research and on the level of public engagement of scientists doing animal research
Keywords
Animal experimentation, Cross-cultural studies, Public perception of nature, Public perception of science
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01/11/2011 15:38
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29/11/2019 6:17
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