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Space Program: Results of Poll of AAAS Members

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Science  24 Jul 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3630, pp. 368
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3630.368


A questionnaire prepared and sent by Science to 2000 randomly selected members of the AAAS has produced returns that indicate substantial disagreement with the aims and priorities of the national space program. The questionnaire drew 1134 returns within 3 weeks of mailing, including 548 on which the Ph.D. was listed as the highest degree held. A total of 139 respondents answered "yes" to the question: "Do you receive support directly or indirectly from the federal government in connection with space activities?"

The questions and results are tabulated below according to percentage of total responses ("Total"), percentage of responses by Ph.D. holders ("Ph.D."), and percentage of responses by those who indicated a connection with space activities ("Space"). All percentages have been rounded off.