Public perceptions of animal experimentation across Europe

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_79CC3F5B0871
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Public perceptions of animal experimentation across Europe
Périodique
Public Understanding of Science
Auteur(s)
Crettaz von Roten Fabienne
ISSN-L
0963-6625
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Numéro
6
Pages
691-703
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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
Mots-clé
Animal experimentation, Cross-cultural studies, Public perception of nature, Public perception of science
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01/11/2011 16:38
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 18:32
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