There is a new Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey out on science and scientists. Not surprisingly, there are differences between scientists and the public in a number of issues/
Some of the other findings are interesting. Apparently 70% of the public feel that scientists “contribute ‘a lot’ to society’s well-being.” This contrasts with 40% for clergy, 23% for lawyers and 21% for business executives.
You can also take their “science knowledge quiz” online and see the overall distribution of scores. I managed to get 100%. As Larry Moran notes, the questions are factual rather then conceptual and thus probably aren’t telling us very much interesting.