We’d be really happy if you could tell us what you think about science and technology. It will help make science and technology more fun to do and easier to get involved with. If you want to help, we’ve got some questions here for you to answer. It might take you about ten minutes, or maybe less, to answer these questions.

If you don’t want to take part in this survey, you don’t have to. You can answer all, some or none of the questions in this survey.

The people reading your answers will be the person who gave you these questions, and some people in government who have helped to run the science or technology project. Your answers will be kept confidential to those people.

The people in government reading your answers work to help New Zealand do better in business, education, science and technology. The places they work for are called the “Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment” and the “Ministry of Education” and “The Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor”.

If you need any help doing this, or want to know more about it, please ask the person who gave you these questions. If you’ve already spoken to them but still have questions they can’t answer, you can email curiousminds@mbie.govt.nz. The Specialised Investments team at the “Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment” is responsible for this programme that this activity is part of.

We are keen ask you some brief questions about your views on science and technology and ask you about how you found this event. Please tick the box that you feel most applies to you.

1. Do you strongly disagree, moderately disagree, neither agree nor disagree, moderately agree or strongly agree with the following statements?

  Strongly disagree Moderately disagree Neither agree nor disagree Moderately agree Strongly agree
Science and technology is often among the favourite subjects at school
Scientists are active in the community
Scientists are trying to solve problems that are important to me
I enjoy finding out about new ideas in science and technology 
Science and technology are too specialised for me to understand
It is important to be kept up-to-date on science and technology issues
Science and technology is important in my daily life
Science and technology is an important subject for people to study at school
Science and technology is important for addressing key challenges affecting our society
Knowledge of science and technology is useful for increasing career opportunities

2. Have you ever met a scientist?

We have asked you about your views on science and technology, now we are going to ask you some questions about your intentions following this event and provide you a chance to give us any feedback you may have.

3. Will you tell others about your experience?

4. Do you want to find out more about the topics covered?

5. Any other comments?

About You

We are keen to know who is participating so that we can compare against data that we already have to allow us to plan for future initiatives like this one. This involves asking some questions about you, please select the box most appropriate to you.  If you don’t want to answer any of these questions, you do not have to. Please just skip any of the questions that you don’t want to answer.

6. Are you?

7. What ethnic group do you belong to?

8. What year were you born?

9. If you attend a school, please let us know which one

10. Which of the following best describes where you usually live?

11. Which region do you usually live in?

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