What Drives Public Acceptance of Nanotechnology?
Nature Nanotechnology, 2006
How do the risks and benefits of nanotechnology, as viewed by the public, compare with those associated with other technologies such as genetically modified organisms, stem cells, biotechnology and nuclear power? And when deciding to use a specific nanotechnology product, will consumers consider the risks, the benefits, or both? Professor Steven Currall and his co-authors report the first large-scale empirical analyses of these questions.
In 2008 this article was reprinted in The Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society, Volume I: Presenting Futures, edited by E. Fisher, C. Selin and J. M. Wetmore and published by Springer Science/Business Media.