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  • Chinese science literacy low but rising

A new survey has shown that only 1.4 per cent of China’s population is familiar with scientific concepts.

The figure is low compared with 17 per cent in the United States, but it is seven times higher than the last Chinese poll in 1996.

The survey also shows that public attitudes are increasingly favourable to scientists, who have replaced business leaders at the top of a list of most admired professionals.

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Reference: Science, 21 December 2001
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