科技的發展是決定經濟與社會發展的重要因素，而大眾對科技的態度，會直接反映到民眾對科技產品的消費、使用等行爲，也會直接影響國內科技研發與科技相關產業的發展動向，因此大眾的科技認知、科技態度等科技素養，對於社會、國家科技發展有重大的影響。有鑑於此，提升全民科技素養已是目前的重大課題，也顯現出教育社會大衆對科技的理解、使用、管理與評估的能力之重要性。因此本研究調查台灣民眾對科技的觀點，藉以了解民衆對於科技在生活上之重要性以及是否該納入學校課程等意見，是否與目前台灣九年一貫課程之理念相符，並且與美國International Technology Education Association (ITEA)在2001年與2004年所作之調查報告結果作分析比較，提供未來我國改進科技教育及修訂科技教育課程時之參考。
Technology is vital to economic and social development. People's attitudes toward technology directly affect their consumption and usage. Further, their behavior toward technology leads to government support and funding of technologies and related research and entrepreneur development. Therefore, civilians' technology literacy, recognition, attitudes, etc. strongly affect technology development. Based on these reasons, how to raise people's technology literacy and how to strengthen people's ability to understand, use, manage, and evaluate technology have become major issues in social development. This study intends to find out Taiwanese people's perspective toward technology as well as its importance in their daily lives. The study also aims to explore people's attitudes, such as whether technology should be a major academic subject in grades 1-9. The study also compares Taiwanese people's attitudes toward technology with the results of the 2001 and 2004 International Technology Education Association (ITEA) research reports in the U.S.A.. Statistics and comparison charts are listed to provide reference material for future research and to guide revisions to the school curriculum nationwide.