New Report: Views on STEM Shortcomings

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An infographic from 3M showing two different views on science in everyday life

A new report from 3M, the international science-based manufacturer, shows persistent gaps in views on STEM and the skilled trades. 3M surveyed 17 countries with over 1000 participants per country. The reports highlights several key points of view on STEM:

  • 79% of participants agree that science companies would have a greater positive impact on society if they had greater workforce diversity and representation
  • 69% of survey participants agree that underrepresented minority groups often do not have equal access to STEM education
  • 57% of survey participants see a gender gap in the STEM workforce
    • 56% believe there’s a racial/ethnic gap
    • 40% observe an LGBTQ+ gap

The full report can be read and downloaded here, and 3M's website has more information and breakdowns of the report

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