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Past National Science and Technology Week materials
.... surveys on Y2K and teens and technology ....
posters and brochures .... here's a look back at some
of the interesting NSF outreach activities from years
TODAY/GALLUP POLL AMERICANS AND THE Y2K MILLENNIUM
In cooperation with USAToday, the National Science
Foundation has sponsored a number of initiatives designed
to increase public awareness of important science,
technology and education issues. A recent poll, conducted
for USAToday by the Gallup Organization, was directed
at learning more about public understanding of issues
related to the so called Year 2000 problem.
In conjunction with CNN, USA Today, and the National
Science Foundation, the Gallup Organization conducted
a national survey of 744 children in grades 7 through
12 -- mostly comprised of students in the "teenage"
years of 13 to 17. Telephone interviews were conducted
from March 20-27, 1997 from Gallup interviewing centers
throughout the country. The focus of the survey was
on students' familiarity with and use of modern technology,
with special attention given to use of computers and
Students were selected at random for inclusion in
the survey using a stratified nation-wide probability
sample. Telephone numbers were randomly drawn from
among all eligible residential phone numbers in the
continental U.S. using random-digit dialing (RDD)
sampling methodology. More...
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