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Department of Communication and Media Research Science Communication

Science Barometer Switzerland

[German title: Wissenschaftsbarometer Schweiz]

The project analyzes the Swiss populations’ perceptions of, attitudes towards and knowledge about science. It also assesses on which channels and with which frequency the Swiss experience scientific issues. The Science Barometer Switzerland is based on a representative survey conducted every three years since 2016 (

Runtime: 2016-2022

Funding: Gebert Rüf Foundation, Foundation Mercator Schweiz, IKMZ

Participants: Participants: Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer (UZH, Principal Investigator), Prof. Dr. Julia Metag (University of Münster, Germany, Principal Investigator), Kira Klinger (University of Münster, Germany), Niels Mede (UZH)

Total Sum: 323,000 CHF