The TechnikRadar is a regular survey that asks the public about their views, wishes, hopes, fears and needs in connection with new technologies and their implications. Respondents can rate individual technology fields as relevant, critical or neutral. In the medium to long term, these surveys, which are conducted every one to two years, will not only provide a snapshot of the situation at a given point in time (like the Eurobarometer surveys on science and technology), but will also reveal chronological and social trends over a period of several years. The TechnikRadar project also aims to analyse the social and cultural factors that shape people’s views, causing them to be either receptive or sceptical towards technological applications and innovations.
The results of TechnikRadar 2020 (German PDF), which can be downloaded free of charge here, were presented on 20 May 2020.