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In the public eye : the early landscape of nanotechnology among Canadian and US publics


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TitleIn the public eye : the early landscape of nanotechnology among Canadian and US publics
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsEinsidel, Edna
Corporate AuthorsAZONano
Volume2010
Access DateJune 4, 2010
Pagination1 p.
Date PublishedDecember 30, 200
PublisherAZO Nano
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This national survey sought to discover public awareness and early perceptions of nanotechnology in the United States and Canada. The researchers found that the majority of individuals surveyed were optimistic about the potential benefits of this new technology. Forty-two percent of U.S. citizens surveyed were familiar with nanotechnology, and only 35% of Canadians said they were familiar with this new technology, with about half of individuals suggesting they see moderate risks associated with nanotechnology, but also substantial benefits. The researchers looked at different factors that influence perceptions on nanotechnology, and expect that perceptions on nanotechnology with crystallize over time and provide an important window into how technology is successfully or unsuccessfully embedded in society.

URLhttp://www.azonano.com/Details.asp?ArticleID=1468