Below are the results of an opinion research study conducted on life-science and medical professionals (members of The Science Advisory Board), regarding the Zika virus outbreak and what it means for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Since the beginning of 2016, there has been a growing public discussion in the media regarding the ethics of hosting a large international event (the Rio Olympics) in a country with a Zika virus epidemic. A letter signed by some of the most influential scientists in the world has called for postponing the events, fearing that it will attenuate the global spread of the virus.
This opinion research study expresses the thoughts of over 4,000 scientists around the world regarding these issues. If you would like to request additional data cuts information on this study and The Science Advisory Board’s data collection method, please contact Quentin Kreilmann (firstname.lastname@example.org), study editor and Manager of The Science Advisory Board.
Global Report (excluding Brazilian scientists)
Report of Brazilian Scientists
For this study, 50,000 members of The Science Advisory Board panel were sent an email invitation to participate in the only survey on June 3rd, 2016. Scientists who had filled in their demographic information prior to being invited to take this survey and that worked in the life and medical sciences were invited to participate. The survey links that were sent are private so only the recipient is able to take the survey to ensure the integrity of our data.
A reminder was sent on Wednesday, June 8th, to providean opportunity for anyone who may have missed the initial invitation. The survey closed on June 9th.
Participants are required to verify their demographical information prior to taking a survey. The way we define life/medical scientists is through the research/work focus question. Job position as well as other general demographic data is included at the end of the report.
on The Science Advisory Board
Author: Quentin Kreilmann, Manager of The Science Advisory Board.