A new report Science Culture: Where Canada Stands paints the clearest picture of Canada’s science culture and science culture support system in 25 years.
The report comprehensively examines Canadians’ science attitudes, engagement, and knowledge, reviewing data on Canadians’ science skills and the current peer-reviewed literature on science culture. It also features an inventory and analysis of the organizations and programs that support and promote science culture in Canada, particularly among youth. The report also examines strategies that can be used to cultivate and sustain a strong science culture for years to come.
- Canadians have positive attitudes towards science and technology and low levels of reservations about science compared with citizens of other countries.
- Canadians exhibit a high level of engagement with science and technology relative to citizens of other countries.
- Canadians’ level of science knowledge is on a par with or above citizens of other countries for which data are available.
- Canada’s performance on indicators of science and technology skills development is variable compared with other OECD countries.