Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

Sep 08, 2005

Research by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies finds that while Americans welcome new potential life-saving and enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology, they are concerned about a lack of research into nanotechnology’s potential long-term human health and environmental effects. They also want to ensure that the government and private sectors are equipped and willing to effectively manage any would-be risks.

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts in April 2005.

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies on

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