Taiwan MoST celebrates achievement of Social Change Survey at press conference

The Social Change Survey has been tracking societal developments for over 30 years

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/01/23
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau (By Wikimedia Commons)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology held a press conference Tuesday to expound the achievements of the Taiwan Social Change Survey; one of the largest social surveys in the world.

The Taiwan Social Change Survey has tracked profound changes in Taiwanese society for over 30 years since the repeal of martial law. It produces data on a wide range of issues from family values to national identity.

This year, for the first time, science and technology risks entered the survey alongside questions on artificial intelligence and green-nuclear issues, Liberty Times reports.

Academia Sinica Institute of Sociology researcher Fu Yang-Chih (傅仰止) explained at the conference that the survey polls citizens on education, social class and mobility, cultural values, religion, interpersonal relationships, social networks and much more. Fu said the new issue is expected to be completed by the end of the year.    [FULL  STORY]

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