Average view on the impact of science and technology

scale 1-10, 2009–2020

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    2009 Ranking
    1. Vietnam 8.10
    2. China 7.72
    3. Egypt 7.50
    4. Turkey 7.44
    5. Ghana 7.13
    6. Australia 7.11
    7. Sweden 7.11
    8. Jordan 7.08
    9. Indonesia 7.05
    10. Canada 7.01
    11. Switzerland 6.95
    12. Germany 6.95
    13. United States 6.90
    14. Norway 6.90
    15. South Africa 6.74
    16. Ethiopia 6.72
    17. Cyprus 6.70
    18. Finland 6.66
    19. Brazil 6.61
    20. Poland 6.55
    21. Trinidad and Tobago 6.54
    22. Rwanda 6.49
    23. South Korea 6.47
    24. Italy 6.37
    25. Zambia 6.32
    26. India 6.25
    27. Slovenia 6.25
    28. Spain 6.23
    29. Colombia 6.22
    30. Thailand 6.16
    31. Malaysia 6.10
    32. Serbia 6.08
    33. Andorra 6.05
    34. Moldova 6.04
    35. Mexico 5.87
    36. Chile 5.86
    37. Bulgaria 5.82
    38. Mali 5.61
    39. Romania 5.51
    40. Uruguay 5.38
    41. Burkina Faso 5.24
    42. Ukraine 5.18
    43. Georgia 4.97
    44. Japan 4.97
    45. Argentina 4.95
    46. Peru 4.88
    47. Hungary 4.87
    48. Morocco 4.29
    2020 Ranking
    1. China 8.45
    2. Vietnam 8.35
    3. Kyrgyzstan 8.34
    4. Bangladesh 8.32
    5. Tajikistan 8.10
    6. Indonesia 7.70
    7. Australia 7.63
    8. Russia 7.57
    9. Germany 7.54
    10. Zimbabwe 7.48
    11. Iraq 7.41
    12. Kazakhstan 7.41
    13. New Zealand 7.37
    14. Ethiopia 7.36
    15. Pakistan 7.35
    16. Greece 7.32
    17. United States 7.30
    18. Macau 7.29
    19. South Korea 7.20
    20. Hong Kong 7.12
    21. Iran 7.09
    22. Lebanon 7.02
    23. Nigeria 6.99
    24. Thailand 6.98
    25. Andorra 6.83
    26. Malaysia 6.82
    27. Turkey 6.78
    28. Serbia 6.72
    29. Cyprus 6.64
    30. Romania 6.50
    31. Burma (Myanmar) 6.47
    32. Mexico 6.45
    33. Philippines 6.35
    34. Guatemala 6.34
    35. Jordan 6.20
    36. Japan 6.15
    37. Argentina 6.11
    38. Puerto Rico 6.10
    39. Brazil 6.09
    40. Nicaragua 5.99
    41. Colombia 5.90
    42. Egypt 5.82
    43. Ecuador 5.71
    44. Tunisia 5.61
    45. Peru 5.56
    46. Chile 5.45
    47. Bolivia 5.45

    Respondents were asked to answer whether they thought the world is better off, or worse off, because of science and technology using a scale from 1-10. 1 means that “the world is a lot worse off,” and 10 means that “the world is a lot better off.” This dataset reflects the average view that respondents in a given country held towards the impact of science and technology on the world.

    Source: World Values Survey