Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

Views on nanotechnologies


Thank you very much for spending a few minutes to take part in this survey.

The aim is to understand European citizens’ knowledge and opinions on nanotechnology. You’ll be able to enter a prize draw upon completion.

Before we get started, let us define nanotechnologies:

"Nano” means a "billionth".

A nanometre is very tiny and is one billionth of a metre or one millionth of a millimetre. The nano-world is therefore the world of atoms and molecules. When we talk about nanotechnologies we simply mean structures and systems that work at the nanometre scale.

You’ll be able to enter a prize draw upon completion.

You do not need any prior knowledge apart from that for this questionnaire. The survey is conducted by the European research project NanOpinion and all data are anonymized and treated as strictly confidential!

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Poll of the month
  • What do people think?
    Totally agree
    Yes, the sooner one knows about potential diseases the better.
    Tend to agree
    Yes, this serves the patient, but the access to this private information must be restricted.
    Tend to disagree
    Such information might be useful for patients, but the risk of manipulation and misuse of data is too high.
    Totally disagree
    Definitely not, as such information could be accessible also for unintentional or dishonest use.
    Don’t know
    Don’t know
    Poll results
    13 Participants
    0% Don’t know
    0% Totally disagree
    8% Tend to disagree
    46% Tend to agree
    46% Totally agree

European competition for high schools

Participate in a European research study to analyse the public opinion on the future of nanotechnologies!
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    Are you in favour of developing nanosensors to detect illnesses in its initial stages?

About nanopinion

  • nanopinion is an EC-funded project bringing together 17 partners from 11 countries with the aim of monitoring public opinion on what we hope from innovation with nanotechnologies. The project is aimed citizens with a special focus on hard-to-reach target groups, which are people who do not normally encounter and give their opinion nanotechnologies at first hand.
  • Dialogue is facilitated online and in outreach events in 30 countries presenting different participatory formats.
  • To promote an informed debate, we also run a strong press & social media campaign and offer a repository with more than 150 resources.
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