Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology: A Survey in the Mega Cities of Iran

NanoEthics 6 (2):119-126 (2012)
In this paper, the public view of nanotechnology and its applications in medicine, agriculture and industry is evaluated in the mega cities of Iran. Data from 683 individuals in public places provided the first civic perception of nanotechnology in Iran. Quantitative statistical analysis on positive or negative points of view demonstrated that Iranian people had general positive opinions on nanotechnology and its application in medicine. They believed that nanomedicine can significantly improve the current methods used in disease treatments, especially for cancer therapy. In general, the responders believed that they would easily accept the use of nanotechnology products and would like increased financial support of the government on nanomedicine and nanotechnology research fields and they showed little anxiety about the possible risks. According to our statistical analysis, three individual characteristics age, education level and career had a direct correlation with the knowledge level of Iranian people on nanotechnology in the mega cities of Iran
Keywords Nanotechnology  Survey  Public opinion  Cancer  Iran
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11569-012-0147-1
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,457
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Nanotechnology — a New Field of Ethical Inquiry?Armin Grunwald - 2005 - Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (2):187-201.
The Rhetoric of Nanotechnology.David M. Berube - 2004 - In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. Ios. pp. 173--192.


Added to PP index

Total downloads
23 ( #268,593 of 2,285,731 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #390,440 of 2,285,731 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature