Public views on science and health

Wellcome collects public views on topics such as science, health and medical research through our Monitor surveys: the Global Monitor which engaged with more than 140,000 people from around the world in 2018, and the Wellcome Monitor which surveys more than 2,000 people across England, Wales and Scotland every two to three years. 

Why we run the Monitor surveys

We believe that we will be more successful in our mission if people around the world are empowered to understand, engage with and use science. The survey results inform what we do in policy, education and public engagement. We make questionnaires, datasets and reports from the surveys available for anyone to use.

Wellcome Global Monitor

This global study is designed to understand how people around the world think and feel about science and key health challenges.

The survey ran in 140 countries in 2018, as part of the Gallup World Poll. You can read the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 report online.

Wellcome Monitor

Every two to three years we survey more than 2,000 people across England, Wales and Scotland about public knowledge and attitudes towards science and health research.

Since 2009, we’ve run five Wellcome Monitor waves. See all the reports and data

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