Conducted annually since 1995, the Bayer Facts of Science Education survey series gauges the public’s opinion on the state of science education in the United States, support for reform, and the recognition of the roles that science and science literacy play in everyday life. The surveys have polled a number of different audiences, including the nation’s Ph.D. scientists and science teachers; corporate CEOs of STEM companies and other business leaders; and deans of colleges and universities, as well as parents and the general public.
The 2015 survey represents the 17th survey Bayer has commissioned during those 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, Bayer revisited the first survey it commissioned back in 1995. The 2015 survey compares and contrasts “then and “now” by including some of the same questions from the 1995 survey.