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U.S. Public Understanding of Scientific Terms and Concepts
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 Name U.S. Public Knowledge- The Center of the Earth is Very Hot (True) U.S. Public Knowledge- All Radioactivity is Man-Made (False) U.S. Public Knowledge- The Oxygen We Breathe Comes From Plants (True) U.S. Public Knowledge- It is the Father's Gene Which Decides Whether the Baby is a Boy or a Girl (True) U.S. Public Knowledge- Lasers Work by Focusing Sound Waves (False) U.S. Public Knowledge- Electrons are Smaller Than Atoms (True) U.S. Public Knowledge- Antibiotics Kill Viruses as Well as Bacteria U.S. Public Knowledge- The Continents on Which We Live Have Been Moving Their Location for Millions of Years and Will Continue to Move in the Future (True) U.S. Public Knowledge- Humans, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals (True) U.S. Public Knowledge- The Earliest Humans Lived at the Same Time as Dinosaurs (False) U.S. Public Knowledge- Radioactive Milk Can be Made Safe by Boiling It U.S. Public Knowledge- The Earth Goes Around the Sun U.S. Public Knowledge- How Long Does It Take for the Earth to Go Around the Sun (1 Year)
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Source National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Sci. and Tech. National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission National Science Foundation, Survey of Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology, 2001; European Commission
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Legend Center of Earth is Very Hot (True) [10484] - www.data360.org All Radioactivity is Man-Made (False) [10485] - www.data360.org Oxygen We Breathe is From Plants (True) [10486] - www.data360.org Father's Gene Determines Sex (True) [10487] - www.data360.org Lasers Work by Focusing Sound Waves (False) [10488] - www.data360.org Electrons are Smaller Than Atoms (True) [10489] - www.data360.org Antibiotics Kill Viruses and Bacteria (False) [10490] - www.data360.org Continents Move (True) [10491] - www.data360.org Believe in Evolution (True) [10492] - www.data360.org Humans and Dinosaurs Co-Existed (False) [10493] - www.data360.org Radioactive Milk Made Safe by Boiling (False) [10494] - www.data360.org The Earth Goes Around the Sun (True) [10495] - www.data360.org Time for Earth to Go Around Sun (1 Year) [10496] - www.data360.org
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2001 80%  76%  87%  65%  45%  48%  51%  79%  53%  48%  65%  75%  54%