Bulgariansí Notions, Attitudes and Evaluations Regarding the Importance and Role ofScience and Scientific Research in Bulgaria

Svetlana Seykova

Abstract

 

The article presents a brief analysis of the results of an empirical sociological survey on the topic of Attitudes to Bulgarian Science. The focus is on the views and assessments of Bulgarians concerning the mission of Bulgarian science with regard to: increasing knowledge about the world and society; implementing scientific achievements in life; developing the educational level and culture of the nation; increasing the quality of life and the social status of Bulgarian scientists. The main conclusion is that society highly values the role of science for the prosperity of the nation and supports the idea that there should be an adequate strategy and policy for social management in this field.