For the last four years, 3M has launched the annual State of Science Index to track attitudes about science through multi-country original research. Last year, we released two waves of data at once: one from our typical global survey, fielded pre-pandemic in August-October 2019, the other from a pulse survey conducted in the summer of 2020, after the pandemic hit. This year’s 2021 survey, now the fifth wave of State of Science Index data, was fielded in February-March 2021, around one year into the pandemic. 2021 is also the first year that respondents from Australian have been included.
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The 2021 State of Science Index survey was fielded in February-March 2021, about one year into the pandemic. This research captures how science is perceived currently, and how this perception has been impacted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and other recent events.