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Posted: September 4, 2007

U.S. Nanotechnology opinion poll

(Nanowerk) The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has conducted an opinion poll on nanotechnology. Here is their press release to announce the release of the results on Sept. 25.:
Nanoscience and nanotechnology are two of the hottest fields in research, investment, and manufacturing. Some hail nanotechnology as enabling "The Next Industrial Revolution."
But how many Americans know what nanotechnology is? Does the U.S. public feel that the potential benefits of nanotechnology will outweigh potential risks? Who do people trust to monitor the safety of new technologies? And will they use food storage containers and food products enhanced with nanotechnology?
These questions were part of a representative national telephone survey of adults conducted in August 2007. It repeats a similar poll carried out last year--which found that only 1 in 10 Americans had heard a lot about nanotechnology.
Results from the poll--as well as from two complementary focus group discussions conducted among adult men and women about nanotechnology and food--will be released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies on Tuesday, September 25th at 12:30 p.m. at a program and live webcast at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Geoffrey Garin, president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, which conducted the phone survey and focus groups, will present the findings.
Webcast LIVE at
What: Results of U.S. Nanotechnology Opinion Poll
Who: Geoffrey Garin, President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 12:30 1:30 p.m. (Lunch available at 12 noon.)
Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference Room. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Source: Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
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