Table 2. Results of the survey of attendees at the 2003 Ecological Society of Australia Conference, in Armidale, New South Wales (n = 239).

Percent response (%)
Yes No Unsure No response
Did some elements of the arts program encourage you to reflect on alternative ways to communicate science? 55.2 31.8 10.5 2.5
Did some elements of the arts program help to provide a conducive environment to receive information? 49.8 23.4 24.3 2.5
Did some elements of the arts program convince you that the arts have a role in helping people understand complex scientific information? 51.5 29.7 16.3 2.5
Did you find some parts of the arts program entertaining? 86.2 6.7 3.8 3.4
Did some elements of the arts program assist in conference processes such as helping you to identify the conference precinct? 46.9 29.7 20.5 2.9
Would you consider using the arts in conjunction with your work in the future? 23.9 53.6 18.4 4.2